I am also from Olympia and had previously been bringing my 7 year old daughter to Crystal to ski. By the end of the day at Crystal, I had spent more than it costs to ski at White Pass 3 times. We started going to White Pass this spring, and haven't regretted it a bit. Dave and Scott have been exceptional ski instructors for my daughter - she even went down her first black diamond this year. We purchased season tickets this spring, which will be good through next year, and it was truly a bargain. We also stayed across the street at the Village Inn for her spring break and had a fantastic time. White Pass has friendly staff, reasonable prices, a laid-back lodge, and free ski check during peak times. It has a nice daycare and the kids' ski lessons are very reasonably priced. We will definitely be driving the extra 20 minutes to get to White Pass versus Crystal in the coming seasons.