Opening Details

The ski and snowboard season is officially here!  Please visit our Weather & Conditions page for the latest information on operations.

Uphill Travel:

Crystal’s Uphill Travel Policy is now in effect. You must check in with patrol if you plan to travel uphill. If the lights at the bottom of the Gondola and the bottom of Chinook are flashing, there’s no uphill travel allowed within our ski area boundary. If the lights are off, check with patrol to find out the approved uphill routes for the day. When the lights are flashing, this means that Avalanche Control is underway. We will be doing avalanche control on Wednesday, which means uphill travel within our ski area boundary will not be allowed.

Also, now that the Uphill Travel Policy is in effect, there will be no more hiking/skinning into Southback, which includes all of A-Basin and part of Silver Basin into the cat track below the Airstrip. The section climber’s left of Three Way Peak, including Joe’s Shoulder and Triple F are outside of our boundary and we do not conduct avalanche control there. The climber’s right side of Three Way Peak is within our boundary, and we will be conducting avalanche control in this area. Hikers and skinners must head left from the cat track below the Airstrip. Look for the sign that tells you to “turn left here,” which heads towards Upper Henskin Lake. Anyone hiking or skinning along the Airstrip will be trespassing. Only those with knowledge of the terrain and area should venture into Silver Basin.

Please respect our closures. It’s early season yet, and there’s many more powder days in our future. Be smart, be respectful.


What if I don’t have my season pass?

We mailed all Tier 1 passes out over the summer.  If you waited until the end of Tier 2 to purchase your season pass we are processing and mailing them daily so keep an eye out for it in your mailbox.  If you don’t have your pass by this weekend please come to Guest Services starting at 8:00 a.m.

What if I don’t have my parking pass?

We are processing and mailing parking passes this week, however if you don’t get your pass by the time you need it simply come to Guest Services. 

What if I purchased a Cascadia Pass but don’t have my season pass yet?

Bring your season pass & photo I.D. to our ticket window.  If you don’t have your pass yet you must show photo I.D. to redeem a Cascadia Pass ticket.