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Address: 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd., Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98022
Phone Number: 360-663-2265
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Activities: Skiing
Description: An alpine ski resort in the Washington Cascades.

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expensive but a great ski area

like most ski areas, crystal has gotten very pricey. they have continued to improve the area although things such as their beautiful new lodges are not necessary in minds of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Snoqualmie, Washington

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

like most ski areas, crystal has gotten very pricey. they have continued to improve the area although things such as their beautiful new lodges are not necessary in minds of skiers like me who would rather have sparse offerings coupled with lower fees. they have expanded snowmaking, which is often necessary since mt rainier often blocks storms and gives crystal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What a beautiful ride to the top! We decided at the last minute to visit and so glad we did! It was breath taking! Not a cloud in the sky and the views were unbelieveable! We could see the smoke from the fires off in the distance. We are definately going back, and this time plan to stay a little... More 

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Fleming Island, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My first time ever going to a ski resort in the summer with zero snow. We had a great time and really enjoyed the sights and the gondola ride to the summit house where we had lunch. The food was great, but the sights were even better. Will definitely go back, maybe next time in the winter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

On the northern route around Mt. Rainier, make sure you stop and take the gondola ride at Crystal mountain Resort. The $25 ride was well worth it as the view from the top is spectacular. If the weather is agreeable, pack a lunch, grab some folding chairs and enjoy the scenery. Along with the breathtaking view of Rainier, Mt Baker... More 

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Monroe, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stopped here on our way to visit Mt Rainier and I am so glad we did. It was a warm clear summer day. The gondola ride was fun if you get there early there is no line. Once you are at the top there are a variety of different trails you can take. All different skill levels. Also great... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I visited in summers so there was no snow but Gondolas were operating. The place was like any other tourist location but was very clean and well maintained. You can take gondola to go uphill and go for a trail there. It costs $22 on weekdays and $25 on weekends. I believe it should be a better place in winter... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

When you take the lift to the top, there is Mount Rainier right in back. WOW! I don't agree with the reviewer that said "best skiing in Washington" Mount Baker is. But it is still fantastic! Like many Washington ski areas, the scenery is beautiful. Even more so at the top.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We took a drive up sometime around early Fall/late Summer with the sole intent of taking our 5 year old son for a ride on the Gondola. I wasn't expecting too much and we enjoy driving, so even if the Gondola wasn't all that spectacular, the drive was still pretty. But wow! The views from the parking lot were awesome,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Have been going here for years to snowboard. Lots of runs and chairs to explore, and the views of Mt. Rainier are spectacular. Prices are a bit steep and snow conditions unpredictable. After a good dump the mountain gets skied out very quickly so don't expect to find much fresh powder unless you're willing to hit the back country.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Crystal Mountain Resort is trying to salvage a winter that has nature pitted against them. There is no snow at the base of the mountain. However, with the addition of the Gondola, they can take people up to the summit and they can ski some trails about half way down the mountain. Then everybody must take the Gondola back down.... More 

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