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

Introducing Rick Roberts as Snowsports School Director

We have some exciting news to share! Rick Roberts has joined our team as the new Snowsports School Director. Rick may be familiar to many of you, as he’s spent more than 14-years working at Crystal Mountain Resort. He is also a PSIA NW Examiner, Divisional Clinic Leader and former Technical Team Member. Rick’s training  … Read more

Norse Peak Fire

9/11/17 11:16am: Due to ongoing efforts to contain the fire, we will remain closed for the remainder of the week which concludes our summer season.  We had hoped we could reopen but due to several factors that is not going to be a possibility.  Firefighters continue to work in the area and there’s still a  … Read more

What’s New for 2017-2018

Your favorite mountain just keeps getting better!  Here’s a list of improvements for the 2017-2018 ski and snowboard season that you can get excited about. Snowmaking A LEGIT SNOW GUARANTEE The gun show begins this November!  We’ve added 29 new SMI Super Puma snow guns to our arsenal, making for total of 37 guns and  … Read more

John Kircher Acquires Crystal Mountain

On March 31, 2017, Crystal Mountain Ski Resort was acquired in its entirety by John Kircher in a transaction between Kircher and Boyne Resorts, Inc.  The sale comes 20 years to the day after Boyne purchased Crystal Mountain from a group of 850 shareholders, many of whom were original shareholders when the ski area was  … Read more

The Inaugural Last Ditch Effort Banked Slalom presented by Smartwool

The Inaugural Last Ditch Effort Banked Slalom presented by Smartwool went down on Friday, April 14th and there was no shortage of entertainment. From being deemed the gnarliest and easily the steepest (consistently) banked slalom to be built, this course left even the best of the best puckering before dropping in at the start gate.  … Read more