Ski Crystal

by: avicontrol - Jan 23, 2013

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 2
  • Nightlife 5

    Pros: Some of the steepest skiable terrain in the world!

    Cons: No town, long drive up and down.

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2013

Full review

Crystal seems to be able to hide away from the ski media. While it sits magestically behind Mt. Rainier National Park, it gives visitors the best view and weather in the Northwest. The mountain blocks the bad weather and gives Crystal great orographic snow during the big storms. Steep and wide. Lots of different exposures give a great variety of snow conditions during late season warm ups. Deep snowpack makes for a very long season (July 4th).