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

TIMELINE:

8:30 Registration Opens
9:30 Group Ski & Snowboard Ride

  • Location: meetup at sun deck umbrella – base area

Activities Open All Day:

  • “Queens of the Greens” mountain “passport” game – Location: All green runs
  • Mountain-wide Scavenger Hunt open – Location: Everywhere!
  • Youth Obstacle Course open – Location: Discovery Chair

11:30 – Lunch

12:00 Snowshoe Tour with Atlas & Tubbs

12:30 – Progressive Apres Tour

1:00 – Hike the King

2:00 – Apres Party including music, games, contests and raffle

4:00 – Raffle starts 

5:00 – End of event

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

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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.

Snowshoe & Sip: Sierra Nevada

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Grab your loved one or best friends and head to the mountain this Valentines Day for a special evening of snowshoeing in the heart of the Cascade Mountains followed by a tasting and dinner featuring Sierra Nevada! Guests will get to sample four different beers from Sierra Nevada and be able to purchase additional glasses from the Bullwheel Bar during dinner. What’s more romantic than spending the evening in the snow with you loved ones? We hope to see you 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: Washington Wines

REGISTER NOW

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 Washington Wines! Guests will get to sample four different wines hand picked from Washington 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.

Crystal Parks Rail Jam

 You read that right! Crystal Parks first ever rail jam happening January 11th from 3-5pm in the base area! This rail jam is free for all. So bring your pals and come session some rails with us and Red Bull! We’ll have music pumping, and some fun prizes for those who impress the judges!

Schedule:

2-4pm: Sign waiver and get a wrist band

3-4pm: Session the rail jam

4-5pm: Rail Jam Competition

5:15pm: Awards

Special Notes:

  • All participants must sign a waiver. If you’re under 18, a legal guardian must be present to sign the waiver.
  • All participants must wear a helmet
  • Location: Lookers left of the base of Chinook Express Chairlift

Crystal Mountain Skimo Race

As the “Second Season” of spring touring begins in the PNW, come out to the last race of the “first season” at Crystal Mountain.  Enjoy racing (hopefully) in the sun up and down the slopes in the shadow of Mount Rainier.  As our series comes to an end, we will be having our largest post race party of the year on Crystal’s sundeck.  Series Awards will be presented to those who were competing all season long.  

Race Category will consist of two loops, while the Recreational Category will do two shorten loops (cutting out the bootpack up to the top of Chair 6).  Each Category will have a Heavy Mettle Division for those with “non race gear”, i.e more typical backcountry touring gear.  To qualify for the Heavy Mettle Division, you must be racing on “frame bindings” (Marker Tour F12, Salomon Guardian, Fritschi Freeride, etc) or a splitboard.

The Race Category will descend some double black diamond and off-piste runs, so race participants need to be comfortable navigating this terrain.  Depending on conditions, the course will have a steep bootpack as well. The Recreation Category will be challenging terrain, but not quite expert, and cut out the bootpack.

The Course

The full course will be confirmed once the resort is open and we can take a run through with Crystal Mountain Patrol to determine the specific routes. We will announce once we have the confirmed route, but here’s the general layout:

RACE COURSE:

The route will switchback up through Lower Ferks, cross Middle Ferks, and head up Wally’s Way. We’ll ascend K2 Face with some steep bootpacking and top off at the summit of Silver Queen (top of Chair 6). Some expert skiing back down to the lower mountain will take us to the Lower Arwine’s run and cruise on in to the base area. Each lap will be approximately 2,500’, and there will be two laps. In future years we are planning a route to have two separate laps.

RECREATION COURSE:

The route will be the same as the Race Course, except at the transition near K2 Face from skinning to booting, the Rec Course will turn around and down down from there. This will cut out any steep bootpacking and expert skiing terrain and also approximately 1,000’, making each loop 1,500’. Rec Course will also do two laps.

Schedule

6:30am Check In Opens
8:00am Pre-race Meeting at Start Line
8:30am  Race Begins
12:30pm Race Finishes
12:45pm Awards Ceremony
 

Required Gear

-Helmet must be worn the entire race (skimo, skiing, climbing, or bike helmets allowed)
-Eye protection
-Skis or snowboard with metal edges and retention system, minimum length 160cm for men, 150cm for women.
-Climbing skins
-Pack that can carry skis
-Windproof upper body layer
-Water bladder or bottle
 

Registration

Race Entry Fees:
Race Category: $55 ($10 increase on Mar 17)
Recreation Category: $45 ($10 increase on Mar 17)
If not sold out, day of race registration will be available for an additional $20 on initial fee
Crystal Mountain:
Crystal Mountain requires all racers to have a lift ticket. They are offering discounted lift tickets for $50 (available for purchase during registration) for all racers without a season’s pass. Pass will be valid all day of the race, so feel free to get some skiing in the afternoon after the race!
 

General Rules

The race staff reserves the right to delay, alter, or cancel the start based on snow, weather, and safety conditions.

Race takes place at an operational ski resort.  All racers will yield to resort guests and adhere to the skier Responsibility Code.  Racers will comply with any directions issued by the ski area staff or race officials.

Racers are required to stay within 5′ of the established skin track on the uphill portions.  During downhill portions, racers will stay with 30′ of course markings.

Transitions must occur within the marked off transition area.

Racers agree to equipment checks before, during, and after the event.

If opt to not finish the race, you MUST check in with the timing staff to know you’ve left the course.  Otherwise we will begin calling your emergency contacts and worrying them!

Any transgression of a rule will result in a time penalty or DQ at the discretion of the race staff.

Racers should be prepared for variable weather including but not limited to snow, high winds and cold temperatures.