Volunteer Ski Patrol is Now Accepting Applications

Crystal Mountain Volunteer Ski Patrol is Now Accepting Applications         Crystal Mountain Volunteer Ski Patrol is now accepting applications for positions in 3 disciplines. We are recruiting for positions in our Alpine Patrol, Safety Patrol and Mountain Host positions. Alpine Patrol and Mountain Host positions require a Skills Evaluation to qualify. We will be holding a  … Read more

Free Lift Tickets for Federal Employees

CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN OFFERS FREE LIFT TICKETS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES FURLOUGHED DURING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN Starting Thursday, January 17, 2019 all federal employees who are furloughed due to the government shutdown will receive a free weekday lift ticket or scenic ticket for the Mt. Rainier Gondola.  Federal ID is required and must be presented at the ticket  … Read more

How One Olympian Gets Kids Excited to Hit the Slopes

With ski season around the corner, it’s time to dust off your boards and start daydreaming about an epic snow year. But as the snow starts to fly, how do you get the kids excited to head to the slopes too? Former Olympian and U.S. Ski Team member Libby Ludlow has it covered. With the  … Read more

What’s NEW For The 2018-19 Winter

The 2018-19 winter season is fast approaching and our team has been hard 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  … Read more

Alterra Mountain Company Closes On Crystal Mountain Resort

ALTERRA MOUNTAIN COMPANY CLOSES ON CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN RESORT IN WASHINGTON EXPANDING REGIONAL ACCESS TO THE COMPANY’S FAMILY OF DESTINATIONS *For info on how this affects Crystal Mountain pass holders, please visit the Season Pass FAQ page* Denver, Co. – (October 1, 2018) – Alterra Mountain Company announces that it has closed on the purchase of Crystal Mountain Resort  … Read more

Alterra Mountain Company To Aquire Crystal Mountain Resort

Kristin Rust Alterra Mountain Company Director of Public Relations [email protected] 303.801.7271 ALTERRA MOUNTAIN COMPANY TO ACQUIRE CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN RESORT IN WASHINGTON Expanding Regional Access to the Company’s Family of Destinations DENVER, CO, September 5, 2018 – Alterra Mountain Company announces that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington, which would  … Read more

Ditching Plastic Materials

Moving Towards A Greener Future At Washington’s Largest Ski Resort As many of you are aware, the City of Seattle has ditched plastic straws! This is a great first step in becoming a better steward of our environment in the state of Washington and we couldn’t be more proud to call this state our home.   … Read more

Looking Back at the 2017-2018 Season & Ahead to Next Season

We and those of you who joined us at Crystal, saw a solid snow year with good conditions the majority of the time. There were some less than great weather stretches, and as usual some really great days–I count a couple of days this season as among the best ski days ever. At the end  … Read more

Behind The Forecast: Chris Morin

Hailing from Buffalo, NY, Chris Morin has been skiing at Crystal Mountain Resort since 2005, worked on Crystal’s Ski Patrol team for over a decade, and loves to ski powder. Chris eats, sleeps and dreams skiing. But now that he has a 9am-5pm desk job as the Director of Analytics at Eddie Bauer, Chris created  … Read more

Snowmaking: A Real Game Changer

This past summer we invested $5 million in snowmaking equipment, including 29 new SMI SuperPuma snow guns and 5 V2 Viking wand guns.  This is part of the resort’s constant commitment to improving the guest experience.  Mother Nature typically calls the shots around here but we now have the ability to make our own snow  … Read more