The 2018-19 winter season is fast approaching and our team has been had at work to make improvements over the summer. From the addition of more snowmaking capabilities to the most recent news of Crystal Mountain Resort joining the Alterra Mountain Company, there’s a ton to learn about. Let’s jump right in!
Welcoming Crystal Mountain Resort to the Alterra Mountain Company Family
As many are now aware our big news this year is that Crystal Mountain Resort has been acquired by Alterra Mountain Company as of October 1st, 2018. The purchase of Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington, brings Alterra Mountain Company’s total to 14 year-round mountain destinations throughout North America, including the world’s largest heli-skiing operation.
“With the acquisition of Crystal Mountain Resort, we are able to offer the Ikon Pass community a true big mountain experience in the Pacific Northwest at Washington’s premier destination,” said Rusty Gregory, Chief Executive Officer of Alterra Mountain Company. “I’m excited to welcome each and every member of Crystal Mountain’s team into our family at Alterra Mountain Company.”
Crystal Mountain Resort is available on the Ikon Pass for winter 2018/2019. Access is unlimited with no blackout dates on both the Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass.
Meet Crystal Mountain’s President
With the recent announcement of Alterra Mountain Company’s purchase of Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington, Frank DeBerry, from Snowshoe Mountain, will be named President & COO of Crystal Mountain Resort.
“I am very pleased to announce Frank DeBerry as the new President of Crystal Mountain Resort,” said David Perry, President & Chief Operating Officer of Alterra Mountain Company. “It’s always a great benefit to retain talent within the company, and Frank brings a wealth of experience with him from nearly a decade spent leading Snowshoe. I know he will now guide Crystal and its talented team into the future with enthusiasm and the support of the entire Alterra Mountain Company family.”
Frank DeBerry has served as the President & COO of Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia since 2011, leading the destination out of the recession and spearheading its continued growth. DeBerry has spent his entire career in the ski industry, working his way up through Intrawest and serving as General Manager at Mountain Creek Resort in New Jersey before leading the team at Snowshoe.
For more information about Frank DeBarry, read the press release here.
Crystal Mountain Season Pass Holders
With all of the recent news, a lot of you still have questions about your Crystal Mountain Season Pass. Your season pass is still valid at Crystal Mountain Resort. If you would like to learn about your options of obtaining an Ikon Pass, visit the Season Pass FAQ page. If you have any further questions, please give Guest Services a call at 360-663-3050. We can’t wait to see you on the slopes this winter.
More Snow Making Capabilities
Addition of a Piston Bully 600 Winch Cat
A Smoother Ride