The first time I ever rode was at Crystal back in 95. Once I turned 18, I knew it was the place that I wanted to be. So, I got a job there! I ended up working there for four seasons and loved every single minute of it. The mid-week lift lines were small, the ride to the top is quick and all of the steep and deep you can handle is just a short hike away. What Crystal lacks in the snowboard park area picks up in the tree runs and the Boondoggle run with lots of natural hits. This run is straight and to the left, once you unload off of the Quicksilver chair. Another persoanl favorite is Right Angle in Greenvalley. Take Chinook Express to Rainier Express, strap in and stay to your right. You'll see the lift and stay on the traverse line until you see some awesome steeps. If you get lost, ask a local. You'll know who they are. All in all, Crystal in my favorite place to ride.