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

12 Days of Crystal Giveaways

In the true holiday spirit, Crystal Mountain has decided to introduce the 12 Days of Giveaways! Twelve days of prizes and social media giveaways are running through Christmas day. Be sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for contest details and chances to win! Days 1, 4, 7, 10 & 12 on Facebook:  … Read more

New Snow Making Guns for Winter 2015-16

This summer, Crystal Mountain Resort invested $100,000 in three new Super Polecat Snow Guns made by Snow Machines Inc. to help fill in the high traffic areas of the lower mountain. These snow machines will mainly be used from the Tinkerbell, Quicksilver merge down through the Discovery Meadow.  The three new high pressure guns produce  … Read more

Are We Ready? – Update from John Kircher

As I sit here in the late fall exercise limbo of it’s-too-wet-to-cycle-but-I-hate-running-and-we-hiked-yesterday, I’m thinking about the season ahead. Really, this is a great time of year if you make your living full time in the ski resort side of the outdoor business. The daily focus is about answering all of the smaller questions that are  … Read more

Early Season Snowfall 2015

First Snowfall – September 2, 2015 The first sign of winter arrived on Wednesday, September 2nd at 6,800 feet!  It’s still too early to hit the slopes, but never too early to start prepping for winter.  Time to do a gear check and keep doing your snow dances! Photos taken by Scott Morgan Photo by  … Read more

2016 Winter Predictions

By now most of you have read something about the weather predictions for the coming winter. I have too, of course. It’s blood sport at the ski resorts. NOAA is predicting a strong El Niño, while the Climate Prediction Center says it might be the strongest ever. It’s easy to worry over this, especially since  … Read more