Crystal Mountain, WA- When all the other resorts in the state have already called it quits, Crystal plans to remain open Saturdays and Sundays and Memorial Day for skiing and snowboarding until May 28th or later, conditions permitting. There will be discounted tickets available for access on all 6 lifts operating this weekend including the Mt. Rainier Gondola. Crystal Mountain was the first ski resort in Washington to open this winter on November 18th and will be the last to close. With an 85" to 131" base and a record spring snowfall, the skiing is still great.
With the opening of Cayuse Pass on May 8, 2012, residents of Eastern Washington will also be able to enjoy the slopes and views at Crystal this weekend. Yakima is as close to the ski resort as Seattle.
The resort is offering free spring skiing to guests who purchase a bronze or gold pass to the resort for the 2012/2013 season. Season passes are on sale now until May 31, 2012.
Foot passengers can ride the Mt. Rainier Gondola and access breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range. Washington's highest elevation restaurant, the Summit House, will also be open at the summit of the resort.
Skiing will continue on weekends until the snow melts. The final day for skiing last season was July 16, 2011.
Crystal Mountain will be open daily this summer for scenic gondola rides, Summit House dining, hiking, disc golf, guided horseback riding and more starting June 16, 2012 (recreational activities are snow-permitting).
Crystal Mountain Resort
Crystal Mountain Resort is situated on the Northeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park. Located just 76 miles from Seattle, 64 miles from Tacoma and 85 miles from Yakima, Crystal Mountain Resort offers the most diverse and unique set of experiences delivered in a setting of unrivaled natural beauty. It provides an unmatched level of service, catering to summer travelers looking for fun and adventure as well as those looking to experience Mt. Rainier for the first time.
Crystal Mountain Resort is a proud partner of the USFS offering equal opportunity recreation. Crystal Mountain Resort is operated by Boyne Resorts, overseen by the Kircher family since 1947. Seattle-based family member John Kircher is President and General Manager of Crystal Mountain Resort. Boyne Resorts is the largest privately owned resort network in North America. (www.boyneresorts.com)
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