Record Breaking Snowfall

Record Breaking Snowfall at Crystal Mountain

600” of snow has fallen at Crystal since opening on November 19, 2010.

Photo: Andrew Longstreth, March 2011

Photo: Andrew Longstreth, March 2011

Crystal Mountain, WA – With the recent snow that has accumulated this week (7” since Wednesday night), a new snowfall record has officially been set. The previous record set during the 1998/1999 season was 596”.

As of Friday, May 27th, Crystal Mountain has received 600” of snowfall. March was the snowiest month this season with 134” of snowfall, second was December with 110” and April was the third snowiest with 91”.

“We have La Nina to thank for this banner snow year,” said Tiana Enger, Marketing Director at Crystal Mountain. “Fortunately for skiers they can still take advantage of all this snow. We plan to remain open for skiing until this snow melts, which could be sometime in July.”

Crystal Mountain will be open this weekend, Saturday thru Monday, with 3 lifts and the Mt. Rainier Gondola in operation. Lift tickets are reduced to $40 this weekend. Scenic tickets for the Mt. Rainier Gondola are $20.

Crystal Mountain plans to operate the Mt. Rainier Gondola and Green Valley chairlift on Saturdays and Sundays for skiing well into June and possibly July.

Starting June 17th Crystal Mountain will be open daily for sightseeing on the Mt. Rainier Gondola and dining at the Summit House. Summer activities such as hiking and biking, disc golf and horseback riding will have to wait until the trails are free of snow.

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