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Crystal Mountain Ski Resort

33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd., Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98022
360-663-2265
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Mountains
Activities: Skiing
Description: An alpine ski resort in the Washington Cascades.
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We picked this resort because we wanted to spend as much time as possible on the Sunrise side of Mount Rainier. It was the perfect choice for a quiet evening. The furnishings in our room were "dated", fairly banged up and worn. Definitely could have been repaired or replaced. The beds were comfortable. Food in the restaurant was delicious. There... More

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eliot, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Words can not do justice to this location. The view at the top of the gondola ride has to be seen to be believed. The food at the top is on par with the view. The hiker's wrap was really good. The soup of the day was as well. If you are going to see Rainer, here is the place... More

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Oviedo, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The gondola to the summit of Crystal Mountain in the summer is thrilling. If you are of luck, you may see Elk beneath you on the journey up. What a view.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Small ski area with easy slopes ( for me , a blues skier) near the foot of the majestic Mt. Rainier. Plenty of lifts. Snowboarding and tubing available. Multiple parking lots with free transport to lodge. Food and beer available in snack area. Lockers, ski rental, etc. Everything needed for skiing without being too big or expensive. Child friendly.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Such a beautiful site to see Mt. Rainier - The gondola ride was nice - views spectacular. Restaurant at the top was pretty good as well - highly recommend the visit!!

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It cost $20 per person to take the gondola to the top during the summer and it was worth it! Beautiful views. There is a restaurant at the top - they seem to keep busy. You can also walk back down if you choose.

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La Center, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Beautiful day for a gondola ride. Climbed to 6800+ ft. Summit restaurant serves a great wrap and pear/strawberry salad. Quinoa salad not so good. Desserts are relish. Gondola ride a bit spendy.

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Frisco, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We wanted to see Mt Ranier from a closer perspective but did not have time for an all day experience. We drove from Bellevue to Crystal Mountain and rode the gondilier up to the eating place at the top. Visibility was great and is was one of the most relaxing parts of a week in Seattle. The view to Mt... More

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

2 hour drive from seattle, I was there on clear day and the view from the summit restaurant was outstanding ,Mt Rainier and Mt Adams and surrounding mountain are just a must see if your in the area,I didn't plan on hiking down the Mountain and decided I had to do a hike to really enjoy the scenery and it... More

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Bradenton,FL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Visited in July. Took the gondola up- spectacular views of Mt. Rainier and others. Enjoyed sitting in the Adirondack chairs taking in the view. Restaurant was very nice- food well prepared and tasty if a little pricey.

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