Crystal Mountain’s Infamous B-Lot Culture

When you think of Crystal Mountain, WA, you probably think of the steep terrain, deep powder days, and athletes like Ingrid Backstrom, Tyler Ceccanti, Blair Habenicht, and Morgan Hebert that call this place home. What you might not think of is its community that fills the slopes and the motorhomes in Crystal’s B-Lot every weekend. Ingrid Backstrom, a  … Read more

Crystal Mountain Bans Sale of Plastic Water Bottles

Every year Americans use about 50 billion single-use plastic water bottles. Out of those 50 billion single-use water bottles, only 1 out of every 5 make it into recycling. Crystal Mountain Resort has taken the step to help reduce our environmental impact by banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles mountain-wide.  Crystal Mountain Resort  … Read more

What’s New for the 2016-2017 Season

It’s been a busy summer!  Several improvements were made to increase guest satisfaction this winter and beyond.  We invested a little over $1.5 million on the following projects: Upper Plaza – Expanded Heated Pavers & Replaced Stairs The upper plaza around Right Angle Sports and the entrance to the Day Lodge was upgraded with heated  … Read more

Trail Map Stories

Trail Map Stories Written by Kim Kircher Members of the Crystal Mountain community have played a large part in our history and development. Several of these members have been honored over the years by finding a place on our trail map. Below are some of the stories behind the trail map names. Arwines: Gordon “Gordy” Arwine  … Read more

Over 235,065 Water Bottles Refilled Mountain Wide

In 2011, Crystal installed it’s first of three “green” water refilling stations in the Summit House at Crystal Mountain. The next two followed in 2012 and were installed in the Campbell Basin Lodge and the day lodge in the base area. These water stations have helped save over 235,065 plastic water bottles from being purchased  … Read more

Fatmap: Best Unmarked Lines

If you haven’t downloaded the new Fatmap trail map for Crystal Mountain, you should go ahead and do it right now. You can download the app on your phone in either the iTunes store or Google Play. For those of you wondering if the upgrade to the pro version is worth the money, here’s a  … Read more

Snow Grooming: Making Perfect Corduroy

Of all the jobs at a ski area, grooming the slopes at night might be the best one. You get to sculpt the slopes into perfect strips of corduroy at night, then rip them up the next morning. Snow-cat operators know when the slopes are at their prime. When Bruce Engdahl, Crystal’s lead winch cat  … Read more

Volunteer Ski Patrol Now Accepting Applications

If you are passionate about helping people, are a confident skier or snowboarder with good/excellent ski/snowboard skills and you want to volunteer, Crystal Mountain Volunteer Ski Patrol might be for you! CMVSP is now accepting applications for next winter. They will be holding skill evaluations on February 6th and February 13th. The evaluation is a  … Read more

New Real-Time Weather Data & CMWX Site

Gone are the days when you have to go to the NWAC site to decipher the telemetry data for Crystal. Now you can see exactly what’s going on here in real-time. Thanks to former patroller, budding forecaster and all-together genius Chris Morin, we now have an easy to use, read and obsess over weather data  … Read more

Weekend Express Bus Service Begins 12/26/15

The Express Bus is the convenient way to Crystal Mountain on select weekend days! Sit back, relax and let someone else drive you all the way to the front row of our parking lot and drop you off with your lift ticket in hand. South-end and North-end luxury bus services begin on Saturday, December 26th  … Read more