Crystal is the best place in Washington to ski (especially in the Seattle/Tacoma area). If you prefer snowboarding, Baker is most likely your hill. It is nice that Crystal has not tainted the hill with a terrain park (I know plenty of other boarders and skiers who agree). There are plenty of other places to go for the parks. The lift lines can be a bit ridiculous from time to time, but they are usually worth it compared to other resorts in the area. The safety regulations are a bit excessive at times, but we put up with it for this hill.