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Crystal Mountain Scenic Gondola Ride

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Address: 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd., Crystal Mountain, WA
Phone Number: 360-663-2265
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I loved it on the way up ....

But my good wife loved it on the way down! I have to admit that I've ridden in ski lifts more than she has so she was a little nervous on the way up especially as I stood up and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Duncan0949
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

But my good wife loved it on the way down! I have to admit that I've ridden in ski lifts more than she has so she was a little nervous on the way up especially as I stood up and made the thing shake a little. But when we got to the top, the views of the mountains were spectacular... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was my first visit to Crystal Mountain. I really enjoyed the ride on the way up. Snowcapped mountains all around and the views are breathtaking.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a favorite place. Views are incredible. My daughter was 3 years old when visiting this location. Three years later, she still talks about it! We particularly love the perfect patch of green grass located near the base of the ride. We rested there for hours, basking in the sun and eating juicy peaches.

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Sumner, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Caught the 2:30 ride up and enjoyed unbelievable scenery. Low snow totals this year but playing tour guide today, this was awesome! My guests from DC and Florida were absolutely amazed.

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Buckley Wa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Now the Lazy Adventurers have a great view of Rainer and Adams! Sure anyone can slap a backpack on and stroll uphill for 5.6 mi to the top of the resort and plop down at a table and gaze lovingly at Rainer, but why not do it with style, and a lot less sweat! Enter the gondola. For a few... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

if you've seen the view of Mt Rainier from Sunrise and Paradise, drive up to Crystal Mountain and take the gondola up to the top for a view of Mt Rainier that is priceless!

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The gondola (entirely enclosed) ride up the mountainside was very smooth and offered a great view of Crystal Mountain. However, when you reach the top of this 9-10 minute ride, you have a fantastic view of Mt. Rainier directly in front of you, and also several other more distant mountains(Mt. Baker, Mt Adams, Mt. St. Helens) as you turn and... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were fortunate to enjoy this experience on it's last day of the summer season. Beautiful sunny and warm day which just added to the amazing views of the ski resort and then Mt Rainier once you arrive on the summit. Stunning, with views of Mt St Helens and Mt Adams... For someone with height issues I didn't mind the... More 

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Athens
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a fairly new attraction at Crystal Mountain. It gives you a huge change in elevation up to the top where there is a Mt. top restaurant that you need reservations for. The view is awesome and inspiring of MT Rainier in clear weather. You can see some of the glaciers on this 14,000 foot inactive volcano. The price... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you can't hike to the top the gondola is the only way to get to the top for a fantastic view of Mt. Rainer. But is it worth 22.00 per person???? I wouldn't pay it, but I can hike it.

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