Nestled next to Mt. Rainier, Crystal Mountain Ski Resort is the largest and highest lift serviced ski resort in Washington, less than two hours from Seattle on the Northeast edge of Mt. Rainier National Park.
Plan on visiting Crystal Mountain Ski Resort along with other Northwest Ski Areas on a trip through the Pacific Northwest.
Check Out Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
Washington State’s largest ski destination with a total of 2,600 skiable acres and over 50 named runs, skiers and snowboarders from the greater Seattle and Tacoma area flock to the slopes in the shadow of Mt. Rainier to enjoy the beautiful views, fast groomers and fresh snow. There’s something for everyone here, if they aren’t skiing, guests can enjoy a scenic gondola up to the summit of Crystal Mountain where Mt. Rainier stands only 12 miles away.
Check out the Winter Season at Crystal
When Should I Ski or Board Crystal Mountain Ski Resort?
Catch a ride midweek on a bus with a ski group that comes up over multiple weeks and receive a discounted group lift ticket – it doesn’t get much better than that. These bus groups are private, non-commercial, non-profit entities. Most midweek bus groups finish their season late February to mid-March. Learn more.
Crystal Mountain is just 90 minutes from Tacoma and 105 minutes from Seattle.
Drive south on I- 5, take exit 142A to Auburn, follow Hwy 164 to Enumclaw and Hwy 410 east for 33 miles before entering Mount Rainier National Park. Go six miles up Crystal Mountain Boulevard to the resort.
Hwy 410 is closed east of the Crystal Mountain Entrance during the winter.
Travel east on Hwy 512, or north on I-5 to Hwy 167 to Hwy 410. Just 33 miles past Enumclaw, turn left onto Crystal Mountain Blvd.
Follow I-5 north to Hwy 512. Follow Hwy 512 east to Hwy 410. Thirty-three miles past Enumclaw, turn left onto Crystal Mountain Blvd.
Access to Crystal from the east is closed during the winter months.
Drive south on I-405 to Hwy 169 (Maple Valley/ Enumclaw exit). Follow Hwy 169 through Maple Valley into Enumclaw. Turn left on Hwy 164 (Griffin Ave) and follow through town to Hwy 410. Follow Hwy 410 east 33 miles to the turnoff to Crystal Mountain Blvd.
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort Hotels and Accommodations
- Alta Crystal Resort
Crystal’s only lodging with both a hot tub and 90° heated pool. Charming chalet suites & a romantic honeymoon log cabin are tucked in the woods at the base of Crystal Mountain Boulevard, an easy 10 – 15 minute drive from the slopes. Much more than a basic room. All accommodations have fireplaces, satellite television (100+channels),Wi-Fi, small fully equipped kitchens and more. Play ping pong or foosball in our 1920’s recreation lodge. Make snowmen in our snow play field. Enjoy bonfires and other activities weekends and holidays. Special Offer for Season Pass Holders: Available early season through December 14, 2014.
Toll Free: 1.800.277.6475
- Silver Skis Chalet
Silver Skis Chalet offers one of the best locations on the mountain. Exert your energy outdoors and ski back to stretch your muscles in our 98° heated outdoor pool and re-vamp for the next day without ever getting into your car! Enjoy the comforts and luxury of home when you stay at the Silver Skis Chalet (150 yards to the base area & gondola). We offer fireplaces, balconies, fully equipped kitchens, 1 – 2 bedrooms (sleeps up to 8), Tully’s coffee, complimentary Wi-Fi , satellite television, DVD players, large movie rental selection, communal BBQ grills, outdoor movies on the BIG screen, family games, children activities and much more!
Toll Free: 1.888.ON.THE.MT
- The Alpine Inn, Village Inn and Quicksilver Lodge
Experience true family hospitality at the base of Crystal Mountain by staying in one of three distinctive hotels. The Alpine Inn, adjacent to the Alpine Inn Restaurant and Snorting Elk Cellar features ski in and is only steps away from the Mt. Rainier Gondola. Relax by the large stone fireplace in the family favorite Quicksilver Lodge or enjoy the Cascade surroundings from your balcony at the Village Inn.
Toll Free: 1.888.SKI.6400
- Crystal Chalets
Located on a hill overlooking the base of Crystal Mountain, the Crystal Chalets are home away from home. Fully furnished condos with kitchens, bedding and everything you need for a stay year round. If you are looking for a loud party place, this is not it. Our condos are well maintained and on the quieter side. Of course, the restaurants and bars are a short walk away but afterward stroll back to for some peace and quiet.Great rates, instant online booking and friendly telephone reservations to take care of every detail.
Phones are open seven days a week. Last minute bookings no problem. Check in anytime, but please call ahead.
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