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

County set to start resurfacing of Crystal Mountain Blvd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2015 County set to start resurfacing of Crystal Mountain Blvd Work will begin June 29 on a Pierce County project to resurface 6.1 miles of Crystal Mountain Boulevard East from State Route 410 to the Crystal Mountain Resort during the summer and fall of 2015 and 2016. Crews will also  … Read more

Ski Around Mt. Rainier in One Day Offer- Crystal to White Pass

Let’s Make History-  Ski Around Mt. Rainier in One Day (SAMROD) In celebration of WSDOT’s decision to open Cayuse & Chinook Passes last Friday; Crystal Mountain and White Pass are offering a special experience to skiers this weekend only.  Ski both mountains with only one lift ticket this Saturday or Sunday, April 11 or 12.  … Read more

Letter To Our Customers – In Particular Season Pass Holders

Written by John Kircher, General Manager/Owner If you had the feeling as a member of the skiing and snowboarding community that this ski season was a poor one, take it from all of us at Crystal Mountain who depend on snow for our livelihoods — it was a resounding bummer!  Being on the mountain each  … Read more

2014-15 Unused Rollovers

In a normal year all pre-purchased tickets and packages expire at the end of the regular winter season, however we realize for many of you there hasn’t been much of an opportunity to use your tickets or lesson packages. Therefore we’ve made some exceptions and will be rolling over the stored value of the following  … Read more

Cayuse & Chinook Pass to Open Early

Drivers are in for a rare springtime treat: after an unseasonably mild winter, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) maintenance crews have begun the annual work to clear Chinook Pass on State Route 410 and Cayuse Pass on State Route 123. WSDOT tentatively plans to reopen Cayuse Pass Friday, March 27, with Chinook Pass set  … Read more