Mountain Music Series @ Sundeck
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us every Saturday for live music on the sundeck! Grab a bite to eat and a cold (or hot) drink to enjoy after a fun day on the slopes and dance the afternoon away. Dancing in ski boots is encouraged! We’ll see you on the dance floor.

Mountain Music Series 2018-19

April 6, 2019DJ Cali Cosea and Chong the Nomad
April 13, 2019Crushwater
April 20, 2019TBA
April 21, 2019TBA
Red Bull Homerun
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, April 6th for Red Bull Homerun – a participative skiers and snowboarders race down the mountain from top to bottom with high speed, technical and gliding sections, to be the first one down the slope. Red Bull Homerun crowns the fastest skiers and snowboarders, along with the best dressed in the PNW.

We’ll end the race with an Apres Ski Party on the Sundeck from 5-8PM.

Registration: Spots are currently sold out, but there will be unclaimed bib pick up starting at 1PM on event day.


The Course & Race Details:

Racers will stage their gear at the top of the Forest Queens Chairlift. From there, the racers will start down the knoll at the Chair 6 Chair line. When given the signal, racers will run up-hill to their gear, clip in and start their run down Upper Chapelle’s to Queens. From Queens racers will take a right onto Snow Garden and follow that to Quicksilver. From Quicksilver, it’s a straight run to the finish arch in the Discovery Meadow. 

NOTE: This is a high speed, mass start race for expert skiers and riders only.  Competitors should realize that this event is unique and involves significant risk.  Voluntarily engaging in this activity could result in injury, death and/or damage to property.  Some risks are inherent in or integral to the nature of this event and cannot be eliminated or reduced.

Course Map:


The Last Ditch Effort Banked Slalom @ Crystal Mountain
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Last Ditch Effort Banked Slalom is back! Inspired by Crystal Mountain Ambassador Blair Habenicht, this banked slalom is a salute to another great winter season. On Saturday April 13th, head out on the slopes for a weekend full of slushy berms and good times with the snowboard community. This is not limited to snowboarders, you can get gnarly in the snowskate division too! 

Start Times

First racers will begin at 9:30

TBD – Approximate race times for each category will be posted at registration the morning of the race. 

AWARDS CEREMONY – at base area will take place at approximately 4:30pm.


Each racer will take 2 runs through the course. The fastest time of the 2 runs will be used for final placing. Slalom format: In order to make a qualifying run racers must pass on the outside of each set gate.


Slope: Memorial Ditch / Frontside off of Rainier Express or Gondola

Registration & Awards Ceremony at the base lodge (under the tent).

For more info visit:

Mountain Music Series @ Sundeck
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us every Saturday for live music on the sundeck! Grab a bite to eat and a cold (or hot) drink to enjoy after a fun day on the slopes and dance the afternoon away. Dancing in ski boots is encouraged! We’ll see you on the dance floor.

Mountain Music Series 2018-19

April 6, 2019DJ Cali Cosea and Chong the Nomad
April 13, 2019Crushwater
April 20, 2019TBA
April 21, 2019TBA
Sierra Nevada End Of Season Retro Party @ Sundeck
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Join Sierra Nevada on the Sundeck for the end of the season 80’s Retro Ski Party in the sun! DJ Indica Jones will be spinning tunes, Sierra Nevada beer specials will be on tap and Sierra Nevada will be raffling off a pair of skis and a snowboard! We hope to see you on the dance floor in your 80’s gear and party like it’s 1989!

Elysian Superfuzz Bikini Downhill 2019 @ Gold Hills
Apr 20 all-day

The 9th annual bare skin bonanza takes place on Gold Hills! Dress in your favorite beach gear and hit the slopes!

– Women’s ski & snowboard heats
– Men’s ski & snowboard heats

There will be heats of 5 and the fastest from each heat will advance to the super finals! 1st place in each category wins a 2019/2020 Ikon Base Pass!


Women’s Ski

Women’s Snowboard

Men’s Ski

Men’s Snowboard

Registration is $30 CASH ONLY PLEASE and includes a limited edition Bikini Downhill t-shirt (100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Crystal Mountain Fire Department)

Registration is limited to the first 25 in each category (must register in person): Men’s and Women’s Ski and Snowboard (ages 18+ only to register)

8:30 – 10:00am Registration at the Bullwheel (all competitors must check-in at registration)
2:00 pm Race on Gold Hills
4:00 pm Awards & Live Music

Easter Sunrise Viewing, Brunch & Activities
Apr 21 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am

Catch the Sunrise at 6,872′

In celebration of the last day of the 2018-19 winter season, we will be running the gondola early for guests to catch the sunrise at the summit of Crystal Mountain. The Mt. Rainier Gondola will be open starting at  5:30 a.m. for guests to upload to watch the sunrise at 6:08 a.m. After enjoying the sunrise, guests may make a reservation in advance to have brunch at the Summit House Restaurant and continue to soak up the views of Mt. Rainier.

*Summit House brunch is currently full, no more reservations are available. 


UPDATE: No longer accepting walk-ins after brunch service. Ice Bar will remain available.

5:30a.m. Mt. Rainier Gondola open for uploads (No skis allowed until 9:00a.m. unless you added First Tracks to your reservation. Everyone must have a ticket or season pass to ride the gondola to enjoy the sunrise)

5:15 a.m. – 6:45 a.m. Ticket windows will be open for scenic tickets sales (everyone going up must have a ticket or season pass)

5:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. Sunrise viewing along the ridge (Great for photographers wanting to capture a beautiful sunrise from the summit ridge) 

6:00 a.m. Easter Sunrise Non-Denomination Service (Optional)

6:08 a.m. Sunrise

7:00 a.m. First brunch seating at the Summit House Restaurant (SOLD OUT)

9:00 a.m. Second brunch seating at the Summit House Restaurant (SOLD OUT)

11:00 a.m. Third brunch seating at the Summit House Restaurant (SOLD OUT)

Summit House Brunch (FULL)

If we are at capacity please consider visiting our Bullwheel Restaurant or Cascade Grill in the base area.

  • In the circumstances that weather moves in and we can’t operate the Mt. Rainier Gondola, the Brunch will be held at the Bullwheel

Brunch Buffet Menu

  • Assorted Frittata’s: Winter Mushroom & Thyme, Roasted Tomato & Basil, Olive & Artichoke
  • Applewood Bacon/ Breakfast Sausage Links
  • Roasted Red Potatoes Lyonnaise
  • Thyme Roasted Winter Root Vegetables
  • Seared Steelhead, Mixed Olive & Artichoke Tapenade, Braised Black Beans
  • Oven Roasted Tomato Mac N’ Cheese “Fondue” Bake
  • Herb Brined Brown Sugar Baked Ham, Carved, Horseradish Creme
  • Assorted Bread/Bagel/Pastry Display
  • Smoked PNW Salmon, Capers, Red Onions, Chive Whipped Cream Cheese, Tomato Relish
  • Assorted Deviled Eggs
  • Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad, Bacon Lardons, Lemon, Parmesan
  • Mixed Green Salad, Pickled Red Onion, Cucumber, Tomato, French Vinaigrette
  • Assorted Dessert Table
  • & More

Sunrise Service

The Easter Sunrise Service is optional for guest and will be held at 6:00a.m. Service location will be held just down the ridge/stairs from the gondola terminal. Appropriate footwear and additional layers highly recommended. No reservations needed.

Skiing Easter Bunny

Catch him if you can… The Easter Bunny will hit the slopes with a basket of candy at 9:00 a.m. 

Easter Egg Hunt

This will take place at the Alpine Inn starting at 12:30 p.m. for children 10 and under. Parents – please bring 12 candy filled eggs to the Alpine Inn by 11am.

Sierra Nevada Spring Splash @ Base Area
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Splash into Spring with us on April 21st to ring out another awesome season on the slopes of Crystal Mountain. The pond skim will be hosted from 2-4pm in the base area. Bring your best spring attire and show off your pond skimming skills. There will be prizes for the best pond skims (male/female) and best dressed! 


April 21st: 8-10a.m. in the Chinook Cafe

$20 each participant, benefitting the Crystal Mountain Volunteer Patrol (cash only)

Ages: Must be 18 or older

NEW TIME: 2-4PM in the Meadow


8-10AM: Registration in the Chinook Cafe

2-4PM: Pond Skim

4PM: Awards


Best Female Pond Skim (Ikon Base Pass for the 2019/2020 winter season)

Best Male Pond Skim (Ikon Base Pass for the 2019/2020 winter season)

Best Dressed (Sierra Nevada Snow Swag and more!)


Superpark 22
Apr 29 – May 3 all-day

Crystal Mountain and Oakley To Host Superpark 22

SNOWBOARDER Magazine and Oakley are stoked to bring Superpark 22 to the steep, deep, wild, and unruly alpine of Crystal Mountain, Washington 4/29 – 5/3! This stoic staple of the Cascades provides the perfect platform for Superpark to return to its place as the ultimate proving grounds for the world’s elite park practitioners.

Ever since its inception in 1997, SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s Superpark has been at the forefront of providing our sport’s preeminent performers with an unrestricted platform for progression. By pairing the best terrain park builders in the world with their talented riding counterparts, Superpark has led the conversation when it comes to pushing the limits of feature creation and next level trickery.

Once again, Pisten Bully is providing the machinery for the invited build teams to erect what is sure to be one of the most inspired Superparks to date.


Special Note: These tickets are for spectating only. Guests will be able to ride up Chinook Express & Forest Queen Express Chairlifts for viewing purposes only. Viewing will be limited to the Forest Queen Chairlift and Campbell Basin Lodge. General public will then only have one run to take down the mountain which will be marked and designated to Mr. Magoo’s (Forest Queen Chairline). It’s recommended that anyone attending be a strong intermediate to advanced skier/snowboarder to access this terrain due to conditions. These tickets are intended for spectating purposes and not to get runs in. Questions? Email Us!


The event will be taking place on the trails off Forest Queen Express.  Access to the event will be on Chinook Express and Forest Queen Express from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The mountain is closed for this private event and there is no uphill travel allowed, however there are two ways to see it live.

1) All 19/20 Ikon Pass holders will have access to the venue. Simply stop by the ticket window to pick up a ticket.
2) There’s a limited number of tickets available online for $40.

The Details:

  • There will be no uphill travel allowed in the resort during this event. Uphill travel will be allowed again after course teardown, Monday, May 6th.
  • Campbell Basin Lodge food court and bar will be open.
  • Tickets must be purchased online in advance.  There will be no tickets available at the ticket windows.
  • There will be a spectator lane for viewing along the course, must have skis or snowboard and be at least an intermediate.
  • The trails are not open for skiing or riding.  The terrain will be limited and setup for viewing only, must have skis or snowboard to access the view areas.
  • The Rental Shop will be closed so you must have your own equipment.
  • 18/19 Passes expired on April 21 and will not be valid for access to this event.

Sage Kotsenburg airing one out at Superpark 21. p: E-Stone


Summer Kickoff 5K Fun Run 2019 @ Crystal Mountain
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Welcome to the Summer Kickoff 5k Fun Run!

Dust off your running shoes and grab that sunscreen because it is almost time for the Annual 5k Fun Run! Help us Kick off the Summer and support our Crystal Mountain/Greenwater Firefighters!

Summer is right around the corner and so is our Annual 5k Fun Run! Join us in the Main Plaza at the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort on June 22nd to help us kick off the Summer season and support our local Firefighters Association!

Registration is free and any donations go to the Crystal Mountain/Green Water Firefighters!

9:00 a.m. – Registration Starts

10:00 a.m. – Race Starts 11:00 a.m. – Awards

Advance registration is available through eventbrite

Special Notes:

Please be aware that there will be portions of it that are on the road and portions that will have gravel.
* All participants must sign a release form before participating in the race!
* Event is open to all ages, dogs are allowed but they must be on leash
* Water will be available at our designated water station for participants.

For more information please call 360-663-2262  or send us an email to [email protected]