A winter playground and summer oasis, Crystal Mountain Resort lies on the sunny side of Mt Rainier, just six miles from the Northeast entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park.
Nestled amid stunning forests, wildflower-filled meadows, and pure Washington wilderness, Crystal is a fun and relaxing escape any time of the year.
Take a scenic 10-minute ride to breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier and far beyond. Washington’s highest restaurant, the Summit House, is next to the gondola and open for lunch on all days the gondola is operating. Winter’s first snows signal the opening of Washington’s largest ski resort. The sprawling expanse of the ski terrain flows over half a dozen peaks and basins. Ski and snowboarding runs lend themselves to seemingly limitless variations. 2,600 acres of gentle groomed runs for beginners to challenging steeps, glades, chutes, bowls, and expansive backcountry. There’s an adventure to be found for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Plus 6 individual trails for snowshoers.
In addition to the scenic gondola rides visitors can also enjoy guided horseback rides with Chinook Pass Outfitters showcase the best this area has to offer in a relaxing, safe atmosphere. An 18-hole disc golf course spans the mountain top-to-bottom, and frequent weekend events bring live music to the hillsides. And miles of hiking trails are available in the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest and Mount Rainier National Park.
Lodging is available within walking distance of Crystal Mountain Resort. Three hotels and furnished condos are available with additional cabins and vacation rentals nearby. Visitors can choose from 16 different options. Click here to browse rates and availability.