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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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Fun Winter Day Trip With 360 Degree Views

If you are looking for a fun day trip from Seattle put a visit to Crystal Mountain on your list. It is just under a 2 hour drive. We went on a clear day (which is the only way to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

If you are looking for a fun day trip from Seattle put a visit to Crystal Mountain on your list. It is just under a 2 hour drive. We went on a clear day (which is the only way to do it if you want to see the views). The last 45 minutes of the drive were very scenic and... More 

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Napoleonville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We rode the gondola up to the top to Summit house for lunch. The rides up and down were fantastic and the views amazing

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Gondola is not just for skiers. In the summer it offers some amazing views on the ride up and then when you arrive at the top and are standing at about 7,000 feet you look straight across at Mt. Rainier. Amazing.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We've taken the Gondola in summer and winter. If it is foggy, it may not be worth it. But if it is clear, the view is outstanding. We eat at the restaurant, which is decent. It can be slow and it's not cheap but the view makes up for it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

This area is super fun when it has snow and on a clear day has amazing views including an awesome panoramic view of Mt.Rainier. But is a little pricey for ski lessons for the little ones😑 (Has cool ski and snowboard hills and some snow shoe hikes!!)

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We went on the day it opened operations for ski. It was a nice sunny Saturday. $20 per adult for the day. The last gondola ride from the bottom left at 3 pm for scenic view and for skiiers it left at 2:30 pm. We had amazing time in the white powdery snow and had the best view of Mt.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We had a really nice time riding the gondola, it was roomy and they let us bring our dog with us, our only complaint was it was foggy that day so we didn't get to see the views from the top. There is a little gift shop at the top also. I would definitely do again when it is clear.... More 

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Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The scenic Gondola ride up to Crystal Mountain was amazing! We loved it! Lots of places to walk around at the top and what a beautiful view. Don't waste your money eating at the restaurant we "tried" to order a bottle of wine apparently a new concept as they were out of so many wines they finally just brought us... More 

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Bremerton, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Our group purchased the all day gondola tickets at $40 a piece. The views on the ride up and at the top were amazing! We were able to grab an appetizer and drinks at The Summit House. Great drinks but the appetizer was a bit over priced. On our second trip to the top we set off to explore the... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

What a spectacular experience! We took a bottle of Cabernet, cheese, gourmet crackers with us up the Gondola ride, settled back on a weather perfect day, and soaked in the sun and magnificent Mount Rainier. There's a good restaurant overlooking the mountain, where my buddy and I enjoyed a couple of IPA beers while our wives decided to WALK the... More 

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