Crystal Mountain Volunteer Ski Patrol is now Accepting Applications

The Volunteer Ski Patrol will be holding a Skills Evaluation the weekend of February 11 & 12, 2017. The evaluation is a one-day event; you may participate either Saturday or Sunday. Minimum requirements: You must be at least 21 years of age. Expert level Alpine Skier or Snowboarder able to ski/ride safely and in control  … Read more

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

Happy New Year! 2017 started out with 9″ of fresh snow and more throughout the day! If that wasn’t the best start to your 2017, we don’t know what is! Before we look forward into what January has to offer, we wanted to take a second to recap on all the fun that was had  … Read more

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