Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Crystal Mountain

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Overall Rating: 3.7

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.2
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 55.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.2
  • Nightlife
  • 2.3

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 31%
  • Beginner
  • 15%
  • Families
  • 29%
  • Intermediate
  • 34%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 23%
  • Advanced
  • 37%

Helpful Highlights:

Fun day. Power out in lodge but free day on Chinook. Very gracious of Crystal Mountain to offer this very nice perk to their loyal patrons. Total thumbs u...

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  • 4

    Crystal Backcountry

    by snowcat100 - 22nd December 2010

    Pros: Steeps and deep

    Cons: Service and weekend crowds

    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 h... Full review

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  • 4

    Worth skiing, but don't make a special trip.

    by skigypsy - 21st March 2010

    Pros: Superb out of area terrain. In area is OK.

    Cons: For lack of a better word,

    I have been able to ski the mountain for two years - one had good snow, one marginal (this year). Altitude is key to skiing all of WA State. Ski life here l... Full review

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  • 5

    week days have no waiting

    by dmorris - 17th March 2010

    Pros: Long runs, no waiting on Thursdays that I go up, The bar staff are great

    Cons: Some flat areas that you need to skate or hike for access

    Spectacular 360 degree view from up top. Runs are long. Can ski with novice skiers and take different runs and meet up at the end. I go up for the skiing ... Full review

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  • 2

    Don’t believe the hype!

    by nobody - 1st March 2010

    Pros: Incredible views, blaze your own trail on great backcountry terrain

    Cons: Crowded, overpriced, terrible parking, nonexistent trail markings, trails are disjointed/dysfunctional, minimal base facilities & amenities, less than friendly staff

    This mountain is grossly misrepresented by our western Washington brethren. While the views are nice, and the open skiing / terrain are pretty sweet, every... Full review

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  • 1

    Let down - Don't stay over night.

    by 40880301 - 20th February 2010

    Pros: Multiple runs to choose from.

    Cons: Service, lodging, price, too family-friendly, clientele not everyone's crowd.

    Stay here only if you're snowed in and can't get out. When booking my stay they offered early check-in, got there and they refused. Kids are free 10 and und... Full review

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  • 4

    Crystal Mountain Review

    by govey80 - 23rd January 2010

    Pros: Skiier's mountain, Challenging hike to terrain, & Light crowd even on MLK weekend

    Cons: Not as expansive as it looks on trail map, & Zero support businesses

    My brother, finance & I went to Crystal Mountain on the Saturday of MLK weekend. We stayed with my brother at his apartment in Seattle, which was a good th... Full review

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