If Crystal gets the low temperatures and snow it is hard to beat. The skiing off of the inbound runs is very good and the backcountry is stellar. You do have to learn the area in order to get the goods or find a local to show you the ropes. This is my eight day this year and they have all been powder days with a couple of them being epic. Weekends are crowded like everywhere but mid week lets you cut powder tracks until you head home. Things are shaping up for a fantastic year at Crystal. And this year they are going to be running a new gondola.