By Rick Stedman
Washington State’s Crystal Mountain has been one of the premier ski resorts in the country since opening in 1962. You can come for the day, or stay for the night. Snowshoeing here can be rugged and isolated, or socially serene; the choice is yours. The beauty of a snowshoe trip to Crystal Mountain is that you have all the creature comforts at your disposal, while still being able to get away from it all for as long as you’d like.