To anyone skiing Crystal who used to ski it back in the 80's, it's improved immensely, and even bck then the snow was kept in mint condition. Now with the back hills and the Clipper, its much better. Beats the pants off Caberfae---they have TREES surrounding the snow---no "False hills" (known otherwise as bare piles of dirt). Sure can get busy on weekends, but what areas DONT--if they are good??? They're reputation is for great snow, and they dont let u down----they are on par (snow-wise) with the high quality of Nubs nob's grooming and snow----not AS good, but sure trying! Crystal truly does a great job, and their relatively "small" (compared to up north) vertical is really packed with LOTS of runs............sweeeeet.