Atomic Tour De Shred – Crystal Mountain

Join Atomic on the slopes of Crystal Mountain this December! 

Where: East Peak Plaza (Across from the Mt. Rainier Gondola, in front of Rentals on the snow)

When: Dec. 15th, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

 

Opening Day Après Party

Opening day is upon us! 

Thanks to tremendous snow making efforts we will open the Discovery & Chinook Express lifts on Friday, November 23rd through Sunday, November 25th. Just in time to ski off that extra serving of mashed potatoes and gravy on Thanksgiving! 

The first 50 people in line at Chinook Express on opening day will receive a $5 voucher valid for food only at the Bullwheel starting at 2pm.

Join us on the Sundeck for the Opening Day Après Party from 12:00p.m. -4:00p.m. with Deschutes Brewery! Grab a raffle ticket at Fireside Cafe, Chinook Cafe or at the Deschutes tent to get the chance to win some sweet winter swag at the raffle on the Sundeck at 2:00p.m. Must be present to win.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/OpeningDay2018-19

Lift Tickets Available Online: Buy in advance and save up to 30% on lift tickets this winter! Learn More

See you on the slopes!

Crystal Mountain Snow Safety Night

 

Each month we will host a community snow safety night to highlight specific topics related to snow safety out on the slopes of Crystal Mountain including deep snow safety, avalanche awareness, tree wells, helmet safety and much much more! Each month we will have a member of the Crystal Mountain Pro Patrol to answer questions and/present on certain topics. 

Dates & Topics:

February 8th: Avalanche Awareness

March 8th: TBD

Crystal Mountain Snow Safety Night

Welcome to our first community snow safety night! 

Each month we will host a community snow safety night to highlight specific topics related to snow safety out on the slopes of Crystal Mountain including deep snow safety, avalanche awareness, tree wells, helmet safety and much much more! Each month we will have a member of the Crystal Mountain Pro Patrol to answer questions and/present on certain topics. 

This month, we welcome SheJumps as they present the High Fives Foundation’s 8th documentary, Helmets Are Cool, featuring top athletes Jeremy Jones, Julia Mancuso, Elyse Saugstad, Cody Townsend, and more to speak to helmet usage in a ski & snowboard style movie. Be inspired as we learn the importance of helmet innovation and the difference it can make for those who wear them. A member from Crystal Mountain Pro Patrol will join us to give us a quick update on conditions and early season snow safety. Film will be followed by a prize winning Q & A along with raffle prizes!

We will also have Elizabeth Rusch from Sasquatch Books in attendance with her new book featuring Piper from the Avalanche Dog Program. She’ll have books available for purchase with partial proceeds benefitting the Crystal Mountain Avalanche Dog Program. 

Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper and Friends Learn to Search the Snow

Follow Piper the border collie and her canine classmates through a season of avalanche rescue training. As they learn the skills they need to become snow rescue dogs, you’ll learn about the work these amazing canines do and about avalanche safety.

Dates & Topics:

December 14th: 

5:00 – 5:15 p.m. Pizza & Early Season Snow Safety with Crystal Mountain Pro Patrol

5:15-5:55p.m. Helmet Safety with SheJumps and the High Five Foundation

5:55 – 6:15p.m. Raffle & Avalanche Dog Heroes Book Signing

January 18th: Deep Snow Safety

February 8th: Avalanche Awareness

March 8th: TBD

Crystal Mountain Snow Safety Night

Each month we will host a community snow safety night to highlight specific topics related to snow safety out on the slopes of Crystal Mountain including deep snow safety, avalanche awareness, tree wells, helmet safety and much much more! Each month we will have a member of the Crystal Mountain Pro Patrol to answer questions and/present on certain topics. 

Dates & Topics:

January 18th: Deep Snow Safety

February 8th: Avalanche Awareness

March 8th: TBD

SheJumps Wild Skills: Junior Ski Patrol

Join us for Wild Skills Junior Ski Patrol presented by Clif Bar, a day camp at Crystal Mountain Resort on Saturday, December 15! Young girls will learn mountain safety and first aid while working with the strong women of the ski patrol community. This event is intended for intermediate to advanced skiers/snowboarders ages 8 – 17 who identify as female.

REGISTER NOW

This SheJumps’ Wild Skills event is structured as full day camp experience, parents/legal guardians drop girls off, they are split into teams based on their skier ability and then rotate through different stations. Throughout the day, girls are taught a range of outdoor skills that are utilized by ski patrollers to keep the mountain safe. Girls will work alongside female patrollers and volunteers to learn more about the many facets of mountain safety and first aid.

We will provide 1 to 2 female mentorship engaging all generations in the sharing of knowledge and understanding. Connecting experience, energy and love for our natural places with the technical and survival skills girls need to get out and adventure.

Mountain Music Series

Join us every Saturday for live music on the sundeck! Grab a bite to eat and a cold (or hot) drink to enjoy after a fun day on the slopes and dance the afternoon away. Dancing in ski boots is encouraged! We’ll see you on the dance floor.

Mountain Music Series 2018-19

Dec. 15, 2018Aaron Crawford
Dec. 22, 2018Dancehall Days
Dec. 29, 2018TBD
Jan. 5, 2019Arkansas and the River Band
Jan. 12, 2019Lady Auds
Jan. 19, 2019Mighty High
Jan. 26, 2019TBD
Feb. 2, 2019Buzz Brump
Feb. 9, 2019Aaron Crawford
Feb. 16, 2019Dancehall Days
Feb. 23, 2019Andonimus & The Lock'd Pocket
Mar. 2, 2019Dance Hall Days
Mar. 9, 2019Junkyard Jane
Mar. 16, 2019TBD
Mar. 16, 2019Dancehall Days
Mar. 23, 2019Tiger Blonde
Mar. 30, 2019South Sliders
April 6, 2019TBD
April 13, 2019Dance Hall Days

Crystal Mountain Winter Job Fair

WE ARE HIRING!

Join our team for the winter of 2018-19! Make this winter your best winter yet and join our fun and adventurous team on the slopes of Crystal Mountain Resort!

We are hiring in all departments for full-time and part-time seasonal positions.

We will host a Job Fair on October 6th from 9am-12pm for you to meet the respective managers of the department you are interested working in. 

 

Employee Benefits

As a valued member of our team you will receive the following privileges:

For all full-time employees (4-5 shifts or 30+ hours weekly):
  • A season pass to the employee at no charge
  • A season pass for spouse and dependents aged 25 and under at no charge
  • Twelve $25 friends and family day-ski vouchers (not to be resold, of course)
  • Unlimited ski-referral letters for the employee and dependents to enjoy any Alterra Mountain during your off time
For all part-time employees (2-3 shifts or 16-29 hours weekly):
  • A season pass to the employee at no charge
  • A $25 season pass for spouse and dependents aged 25 and under
  • Six $25 friends and family day-ski vouchers (not to be resold, of course)
  • Up to 15 ski-referral letters for the employee and dependents to enjoy any Alterra Mountain during your off time
And for all ‘occasional schedule’ workers hired to work peak demand periods (minimum 14 days as approved by the manager):
  • A season pass to the employee at no charge
  • A $50 season pass for spouse and dependents aged 25 and under
  • Four $25 friends and family day-ski vouchers (not to be resold, of course)
  • Up to 5 ski-referral letters for the employee and dependents to enjoy any Alterra Mountain during your time off

SheJumps WILD SKILLS Adventure

Join us for a Wild Skills Adventure at Crystal Mountain Resort on Friday, August 17th! SheJumps’ Wild Skills Adventures are open community events where parents/chaperones participate with the girls. Throughout the adventure, girls are introduced to a range of outdoor skills which include first aid, navigation, leave no trace, 10 essentials, shelter building and more.

We strive to engage all generations in the sharing of knowledge and understanding. Connecting experience, energy and love for our natural places with the technical and survival skills girls need to get out and adventure.

Schedule for the Day:

The event start is a rolling one – where groups can show up as they want between 9:30 am – 11:30 am and move through the stations until they close at 3 pm.

On the day of the event, you’ll register and get your specialized Wild Skills Adventure map which will guide you throughout the event. You start the day at the Crystal Mountain base area with a lesson in Leave No Trace principles and a ‘gear check’ to make sure you brought your 10 Essentials.

From there you’ll board the Crystal Mountain scenic gondola which takes you over wildflower meadows and climbs up 2,000 feet to the summit where you can enjoy views of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range.

From the summit, you’ll wind down the Crystal Mountain trail to different Adventure Stations set up throughout your journey. At each station, you’ll learn something new, have a challenge to figure out or get a treat. The Adventure Stations will allow girls to put to practice areas of our Wild Skills curriculum including shelter building, navigation, first aid, sound mapping and more.

Once you’ve completed the task at the station you’ll get a stamp and move along to the next. At the end of the hike, you’ll turn in your Adventure Map for a chance to win prizes.

At the end of the hike, we’ll have a Wrap Party with inflatable water slide, games, music, face painting, food for purchase and a chance drawing.

Timeline:

  • 9:30 am Registration Opens
  • 10 am Gondola rides start & Adventure Stations open
  • 1 pm Wrap Party at Base Area opens
  • 4 pm Chance Drawing winners pulled

Age:

This event is for girls ages 6-17 and their chaperones. We recommend girls under the age of 12 be accompanied by a responsible adult but this is at the parent/guardians discretion. Please be sure to read the full event and trail description to decide if this event is appropriate for you and your child.

About the Hike:

SUMMIT TO BASE AREA (CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN TO SILVER CREEK TRAIL) 4.8 miles, 3 hrs. Ride the Mt. Rainier Gondola to the summit, walk the service road towards the Green Valley chairlift, take a sharp left just before the chairlift on the switchback heading south below the gondola. The Crystal Mountain trail starts below Powder Bowl. Meander through ski runs, alpine lakes and an old mining area called Jim Town. Once you reach Henskin Lake, you will continue onto the Silver Creek trail back to the base area.

What to bring:

Helpful Tips:

  • Wear comfortable footwear with good traction
  • Bring layers (It can get cold in the shade even on hot days)
  • Wear Sunscreen

You will have the opportunity to purchase SheJumps merchandise and our Wild Skills Journals at registration and the Wrap Party at the end of the event.

Volunteer:

Sign up to volunteer for this event here: https://goo.gl/forms/zI1uOgD1YLZ7pMGx2

Station Sponsors:

SheJumps

Clif

Mount Rainier National Park

Yukon Trading Company

Arc’teryx Seattle

Crystal Mountain

Y.E.T.I.

Interested in sponsoring a station? Contact Christy Pelland at [email protected]

Scholarships:

If you are unable to afford the cost of the ticket, you can apply for a scholarship. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

 

9th Annual Mt. Rainier Wine Festival

On Saturday July 7th from 2:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. the 9th Annual Mt. Rainier Wine Festival will be taking place on the Alpine Inn Lawn located across the walking bridge from A-Lot at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort! Join us for a variety of wines from local Washington based wineries, delicious tapas, and live music!

Entry fee: $45

Entry Fee Includes:

  • 8 tasting tickets (2oz pour)
  • raffle ticket
  • commemorative wine glass.

For more information please call: (360) 663-2262 or you can email us with any questions.

2018 lineup of Wineries will be announced soon!

The Amazing 2017 Northwest Wineries Included:

  • Reininger
  • Helix
  • Snorting Elk Cellars
  • Open Road
  • Hedges
  • Milbrandt Vineyards
  • Chateau St. Michele
  • Marcus Sophia Winery
  • Foxy Roxy Wines
  • Guardian Cellars
  • Arbor Crest
  • Bonair
  • Ded Reckoning
  • Treveri Cellars
  • Silvara Vineyards
  • North by Nortwest
  • Vino
  • Joel Gott