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“What a great day.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crystal Mountain Scenic Gondola Ride

Crystal Mountain Scenic Gondola Ride
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Seattle, Washington
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87 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“What a great day.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Staying in the area and decided to take advantage of the sunny day and take in the views -no better place than the summit at Crystal Mountain. Had a decent lunch in the restaurant surrounded by incredible beauty. Thrilling ride to the top and back down again. Still needed to bundle up on April 20th- quite cold and windy- was wishing for a hat and gloves but cozy enough in the restaurant.

Visited April 2014
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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97 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Awesome views!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

I had read about this gondola, but it was not the focus of my trip to the Crystal Mountain.
But when we got there, we had a discount to add the Gondola ticket with our ski lifts, so we decided to try.
The Gondola can be used by skiiers or regular visitors.
Either way, the Gondola offers one of the nicest view of the mountain.
It's not that fast, but it's silent and you fell secure inside.
At the top of the mountain, you can go down skiing, or you can stop to eat something at the restaurant and then go down using the Gondola.
It worths the money.

Visited March 2014
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Mercer Island, Washington
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Definitely worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

I took the Gondola yesterday with my husband and two children (ages 10 and 13). The ride was fun. It is about 12 minutes one way. We had time to eat our sandwiches that we brought with us on the ride up. The views are amazing. We took pictures on the way up and down. We spent about 10 minutes at the top before taking the return trip down. The views were spectacular. I am so glad we took the ride up. We had gone to the mountain so the kids could take ski lessons. There was plenty of time to take the Gondola ride during their one hour lunch break between the morning and afternoon lessons. There was not much of a line yesterday. Also, the gondola was built in 2010 and is very modern. Each gondola car is completely enclosed.

Visited December 2013
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Hooksett NH
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228 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Spectacular View!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

We took the gondola to the top of the mt. for a lunch at the Summit House. This gondola is not inexpensive($20), but the view is well worth it. It is probably the best view in the State of Washington unless you are an avid hiker or a mountain goat. If the weather is clear, don't miss this fantastic trip!

Visited December 2013
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Seabeck, Washington
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“AMAZING view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

Well worth the trip up! Easy to hike down and take in more of the area. They let you use old ski poles to help walk over the shale - it's a good idea.

Visited August 2013
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