Superpark 22

Crystal Mountain and Oakley To Host Superpark 22

SNOWBOARDER Magazine and Oakley are stoked to bring Superpark 22 to the steep, deep, wild, and unruly alpine of Crystal Mountain, Washington 4/29 – 5/3! This stoic staple of the Cascades provides the perfect platform for Superpark to return to its place as the ultimate proving grounds for the world’s elite park practitioners.

Ever since its inception in 1997, SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s Superpark has been at the forefront of providing our sport’s preeminent performers with an unrestricted platform for progression. By pairing the best terrain park builders in the world with their talented riding counterparts, Superpark has led the conversation when it comes to pushing the limits of feature creation and next level trickery.

Once again, Pisten Bully is providing the machinery for the invited build teams to erect what is sure to be one of the most inspired Superparks to date.

THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER LIFT TICKETS AVAILABLE EACH DAY FOR SKIERS AND RIDERS TO ACCESS THE VIEWING AREAS.  TICKETS ARE  JUST $40 AND ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE WHILE QUANTITIES LAST!

Special Note: These tickets are for spectating only. Guests will be able to ride up Chinook Express & Forest Queen Express Chairlifts for viewing purposes only. Viewing will be limited to the Forest Queen Chairlift and Campbell Basin Lodge. General public will then only have one run to take down the mountain which will be marked and designated to Mr. Magoo’s (Forest Queen Chairline). It’s recommended that anyone attending be a strong intermediate to advanced skier/snowboarder to access this terrain due to conditions. These tickets are intended for spectating purposes and not to get runs in. Questions? Email Us!

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The event will be taking place on the trails off Forest Queen Express.  Access to the event will be on Chinook Express and Forest Queen Express from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The mountain is closed for this private event and there is no uphill travel allowed, however there are two ways to see it live.

1) All 19/20 Ikon Pass holders will have access to the venue. Simply stop by the ticket window to pick up a ticket.
2) There’s a limited number of tickets available online for $40.

The Details:

  • There will be no uphill travel allowed in the resort during this event. Uphill travel will be allowed again after course teardown, Monday, May 6th.
  • Campbell Basin Lodge food court and bar will be open.
  • Tickets must be purchased online in advance.  There will be no tickets available at the ticket windows.
  • There will be a spectator lane for viewing along the course, must have skis or snowboard and be at least an intermediate.
  • The trails are not open for skiing or riding.  The terrain will be limited and setup for viewing only, must have skis or snowboard to access the view areas.
  • The Rental Shop will be closed so you must have your own equipment.
  • 18/19 Passes expired on April 21 and will not be valid for access to this event.

Sage Kotsenburg airing one out at Superpark 21. p: E-Stone

 

Military Appreciation

 

Military Appreciation – April 6-7, 2019

As a special thanks to our military, those with valid ID will receive 50% off walk-up ticket rates and $25 rental packages by simply presenting active or retired Military or Department of Defense I.D. at the ticket window or rental shop.  Excludes scenic gondola tickets.

Sierra Nevada Spring Splash

Splash into Spring with us on April 21st to ring out another awesome season on the slopes of Crystal Mountain. The pond skim will be hosted from 2-4pm in the base area. Bring your best spring attire and show off your pond skimming skills. There will be prizes for the best pond skims (male/female) and best dressed! 

Registration:

April 21st: 8-10a.m. in the Chinook Cafe

$20 each participant, benefitting the Crystal Mountain Volunteer Patrol (cash only)

Ages: Must be 18 or older

NEW TIME: 2-4PM in the Meadow

Schedule:

8-10AM: Registration in the Chinook Cafe

2-4PM: Pond Skim

4PM: Awards

Prizes:

Best Female Pond Skim (Ikon Base Pass for the 2019/2020 winter season)

Best Male Pond Skim (Ikon Base Pass for the 2019/2020 winter season)

Best Dressed (Sierra Nevada Snow Swag and more!)

 

Red Bull Homerun

Join us on Saturday, April 6th for Red Bull Homerun – a participative skiers and snowboarders race down the mountain from top to bottom with high speed, technical and gliding sections, to be the first one down the slope. Red Bull Homerun crowns the fastest skiers and snowboarders, along with the best dressed in the PNW.

We’ll end the race with an Apres Ski Party on the Sundeck from 5-8PM.

Registration: Spots are currently sold out, but there will be unclaimed bib pick up starting at 1PM on event day.

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The Course & Race Details:

Racers will stage their gear at the top of the Forest Queens Chairlift. From there, the racers will start down the knoll at the Chair 6 Chair line. When given the signal, racers will run up-hill to their gear, clip in and start their run down Upper Chapelle’s to Queens. From Queens racers will take a right onto Snow Garden and follow that to Quicksilver. From Quicksilver, it’s a straight run to the finish arch in the Discovery Meadow. 

NOTE: This is a high speed, mass start race for expert skiers and riders only.  Competitors should realize that this event is unique and involves significant risk.  Voluntarily engaging in this activity could result in injury, death and/or damage to property.  Some risks are inherent in or integral to the nature of this event and cannot be eliminated or reduced.

Course Map:

 

Wild Skills: Jr. Ski Patrol Day

Join us for Wild Skills Junior Ski Patrol presented by Clif Bar, a day camp at Crystal Mountain Resort on Saturday, March 30! 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.

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.

Schedule for the Day

The event registration opens at 9:30 am and is located in the Chinook Cafe area of the main lodge.

On the day of the event, you’ll check in at registration and get your Wild Skills Junior Ski Patrol packet and meet up with your team for the day. Teams will consist of 1 female ski patroller, 3 SheJumps volunteers and 8 girls of similar ski ability.

At 10 am we start the day at the Crystal Mountain Ski Patrol headquarters located at the base area near the gondola. Ski Patrolers will lead all teams in a morning meeting covering ski patrol basics, a tour of the aid room and our agenda for the day.

From there teams will break out and proceed to their various stations throughout the mountain. Stations cover topics including first aid, mountain safety, toboggan use, snowmobile safety, gear caches, weather and avalanche basics & prevention. Along the way there is free skiing, surprises and games, of course!

Lunch will take place at Campbell Basin Lodge at 1pm. Lunch is included in the day and all teams will eat together in a reserved area. After lunch, all teams will proceed to the Avy Dog Demo where handlers will educate teams about the Crystal Mountain avalanche dog program and demonstrate a burial rescue situation.

The afternoon will wrap up with the remainder of station visits and a informal awards ceremony starting at 3:30 pm.

Timeline:

  • 9:30 Registration Opens, Location: Chinook Cafe – base area lodge
  • 10:00 Morning meeting
  • 10:30 All teams on mountain
  • 11:00 Station Set
  • 1:00 Lunch, LUNCH IS INCLUDED IN EVENT TICKET
  • 1:30 Avy Dog Demo – All teams
  • 2:00 Station Set
  • 3:30 Awards/Check Out, Location: Chinook Cafe – base area lodge

Get The Girls Out

SheJumps will be hitting the slopes for a fun day in the PNW! All ages, all abilities are welcome. 

Get the Girls Out presented by K2 Sports is a national campaign to unite women as they support, challenge, mentor and inspire each other in the outdoor sports world. This event cultivates community for women to have fun, connect with new and old friends and creates opportunity to share the love to ensure younger generations can continue to shred, storm mountains and develop the life skills necessary to succeed on the mountains and in life!

Event will include skills sessions, youth obstacle course, avalanche dog demo, scavenger hunt, a group hike of the King and more. We’ll end the day with an apres party brought to you by Rainier Beer on the sun deck with Lady Auds spinning tunes, outrageous contests, ridiculous games, and the largest raffle the mountain has seen all season! Plus Clif Bar will be there with samples and their famous hat making station! Grab your friends and be prepared to meet some new ones! SheJumps is excited to bring this event to Crystal Mountain again for an amazing day on the slopes. 

REGISTRATION:

Your $10 registration goes to supporting more SheJumps programming like this event. Find out more about all the good SheJumps does at shejumps.org

DISCOUNTED LIFT TICKETS:

A limited number of discounted lift tickets available for purchase only online. See ticket information for details. YOU MUST PURCHASE DISCOUNTED LIFT TICKETS IN ADVANCE. Discounted lift ticket sales end Friday, March 8th at 10am. Discounted lift tickets will not be available for sale day of event – if not purchased in advance you will need to purchase lift ticket at the full day rate of $99.

COSTUMES:

The theme of the day is: MAXIMUM STOKE! We want your costume to match your stoke level whether that be your craziest pair of neon leggings paired with a loud tutu, fun loving animal onesie or your mom’s vintage ski suit complete with a mullet wig. Come dressed in your most enthusiastic outfit for a chance to win our costume contest at the apres party!

VOLUNTEER:

Help make this event happen by volunteering, sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/RpyA0kD3Y5maW7lw2

More info at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shejumps-get-the-girls-out-at-crystal-mountain-tickets-53510597638

Battle of the Beers

The beers will go to battle this weekend on the Sundeck from 11:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Try four different IPA’s from Pyramid, Deschutes, Sierra Nevada and Elysian and vote for your favorite! The wining beer will be announced on the Sundeck at 4:00p.m.

Where: Sundeck
When: 11:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Cost: $10 tasting platter of (4 beers of 5oz pours)
Participating Companies: Pyramid Brewing, Deschutes Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing and Elysian Brewing Company.

CM Safety Awareness Weekend

Join Crystal Mountain Pro Patrol and the Crystal Mountain Avalanche Dogs on January 26th and 27th to learn all about snow safety around the slopes of Crystal Mountain. Ari the Crystal Mountain Avalanche Dog will be present to meet and learn more about the dog program. Crystal Mountain Dog Avalanche sweatshirts and shirts will be available for purchase which help support the avalanche dog program for years to come!

Location: Outside Right Angle Sports

Time: 10AM-2PM

Skier Responsibility Code Trivia:

Study the Skier Responsibility Code for your chance to win some fun swag! We’ll be asking trivia questions all day. If you get one right, you’ll be entered to win some awesome prizes from Smith Optics, Nikwax, Oneball and much more!

The raffle will take place at 2:00p.m. If you win, you will be contacted via text message.

Snowshoe & Sip: Spring Wines

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Grab your besties and head to the mountain this spring for a special evening of snowshoeing in the heart of the Cascade Mountains followed by a tasting and dinner featuring tasty spring inspired wines! Guests will get to sample four different wines hand picked from the Pacific Northwest and be able to purchase additional glasses from the Bullwheel Bar during dinner. So come and join us! Wine-not?! Sorry, we had to through that one in there. 😉 

Snowshoe & Sip Package Options:

Snowshoe & Tasting: $99 + tax

What’s Included?

  • Snowshoes
  • Guided tour
  • Dinner: plated, paired with the tasting.
  • 4 – 5oz tastings

Schedule:

3:00p.m. Meet your snowshoe guide in the Rental Shop to get geared up.

3:30p.m. Head out for a walk in the snow

5:00p.m. Return gear to rental shop and head to the Bullwheel Restaurant and Bar

5:30p.m. Dinner and tasting at the Bullwheel Restaurant and Bar

Menu:

TBA

Q & A:

Q: What should I bring for snowshoeing?

A: Check the forecast before driving to the mountain to see if it will be snowing or not. We suggest layering and wearing a waterproof layer on top. You can always take layers off while walking if you get too hot and stuff into a backpack. Sturdy hiking boots are also recommended. In your backpack, bring water and snacks for along the hike. Hand warmers are nice to have if you get cold easily. 

Q: Can I attend this if I’m not 21 years of age or older?

A: Yes, you just can’t participate in the tasting of beer/cider/wine. You will be able to sit with everyone and enjoy dinner.

Q: Can I bring my dog on the snowshoe walk?

A: Unfortunately, no. You will be taking a short chairlift ride up to begin your walk and dogs are not permitted on the lifts.

Any other questions? Email Brianna at [email protected] or give her a call at 360-663-3016.

Snowshoe & Sip: Pyramid Brewing – CANCELED

CANCELED 2/28 due to low registration numbers.

Grab your friends and head to the mountain this winter for a special evening of snowshoeing in the heart of the Cascade Mountains followed by a tasting and dinner featuring Pyramid Brewing! Guests will get to sample four different beers and be able to purchase additional glasses from the Bullwheel Bar during dinner. 

Snowshoe & Sip Package Options:

Snowshoe & Tasting: $99 + tax

What’s Included?

  • Snowshoes
  • Guided tour
  • Dinner: plated, paired with the tasting.
  • 4 – 5oz tastings

Schedule:

3:00p.m. Meet your snowshoe guide in the Rental Shop to get geared up.

3:30p.m. Head out for a walk in the snow

5:00p.m. Return gear to rental shop and head to the Bullwheel Restaurant and Bar

5:30p.m. Dinner and tasting at the Bullwheel Restaurant and Bar

Menu:

TBA

Q & A:

Q: What should I bring for snowshoeing?

A: Check the forecast before driving to the mountain to see if it will be snowing or not. We suggest layering and wearing a waterproof layer on top. You can always take layers off while walking if you get too hot and stuff into a backpack. Sturdy hiking boots are also recommended. In your backpack, bring water and snacks for along the hike. Hand warmers are nice to have if you get cold easily. 

Q: Can I attend this if I’m not 21 years of age or older?

A: Yes, you just can’t participate in the tasting of beer/cider/wine. You will be able to sit with everyone and enjoy dinner.

Q: Can I bring my dog on the snowshoe walk?

A: Unfortunately, no. You will be taking a short chairlift ride up to begin your walk and dogs are not permitted on the lifts.

Any other questions? Email Brianna at [email protected] or give her a call at 360-663-3016.