Winter Dog Policy

With the exception of authorized search and rescue or avalanche dogs, and qualified service dogs; dogs must be leashed and are only allowed in the parking lots.  Dogs are not permitted beyond the parking lots including but not limited to inside the lodges or other facilities, near the bottom of ski lifts/maze areas, on ski lifts and ski runs, or in the plaza area or sundeck.

Summer Dog Policy

With the exception of authorized search and rescue or avalanche dogs, and qualified service dogs;  dogs must be leashed and are allowed in all outdoor public areas, on trails and on the Mt. Rainier Gondola.  Dogs are not permitted inside lodges, restaurants or other structures.

Service Animals

Qualified service animals include dogs or miniature horses that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.  Authorized search and rescue and avalanche rescue dogs also qualify.  “Emotional support animals” do not qualify.  A qualified service animal is allowed to accompany its handler throughout all public base area premises.  Service dogs are also allowed to ride the gondola and visit the Summit House restaurant and public facilities at the summit regardless of season.  Due to size and weight restrictions, miniature horses are not allowed to ride the Mt. Rainier Gondola.  With the exception of avalanche rescue dogs, service animals are never allowed to ride chairlifts or accompany our guests on the slopes during the winter season.  At all times, service animals must be under the control of their handler and shall have a harness, leash, or other tether.   

Drone Policy

Due to safety and privacy concerns, Crystal Mountain prohibits the operation or use on or above resort property of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public—including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists—without the prior written authorization from Crystal Mountain. 

This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the area boundaries. This prohibition extends to any devices launched or operated from resort property, as well as any launched from private property outside of the resort boundaries. Please contact the Crystal Mountain Marketing Department if you wish to seek prior authorization to operate any such devices. Any authorized operation of drones on or above resort property will be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, and the U.S. Forest Service, as well as those policies separately established by this resort, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability.

Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your access privileges to the resort, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any prohibited equipment, and may subject violators to any liability for damages, including, but not limited to, damages for trespass, violations of privacy, and physical injuries to persons and/or property, as well as legal fees.