Crystal Mountain Ski ResortCrystal Mountain is located only 12 miles from Mount Rainier and a little more than an hour's drive from Seattle. In fact, Crystal Mountain is located in the middle of Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service. Crystal Mountain has a history that traces its roots to the gold rush days of the late 1800s. Mining never produced the huge amounts of money envisioned and brighter minds decided to form ski lodges at Crystal Mountain. Crystal Mountain has 50 miles of ski trails with the Northway Trail being the longest at two and a half miles.
Ski SchoolsCrystal Mountain offers several different ski schools from two-hour classes to all-day seminars with champion skiers. A three-class special is available for $150. Other classes range from two-hour group lessons for $35 to full day private lessons for $330. A four- hour group rate is $45 per person. Former U.S. Ski Team member Tracy McEwan Gibbons runs women's skiing clinics, an all-day affair that includes breakfast, instruction, presentations, video coaching and lift tickets.
Hotels and Lodging at Crystal MountainCrystal Mountain offers several places to stay, all within easy reach of the ski slopes. Alta Crystal Resort is a 1920s lodge with a heated pool, hut tubs and even a ping pong table for friendly pick up games. Small Chalets can sleep from two to six people or newlyweds can rent the honeymoon log cabin built just
Hours of Operation and LocationCrystal Mountain is located south of Seattle and near Tacoma and Mount Rainier. Crystal Mountain is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. During the weekends, skiing is from 8:30 a.m. to
For more information about skiing, lodging or recreation at Crystal Mountain, call 888-SKI-6199.
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