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Crystal Mountain

  Crystal Mountain is a big mountain with all kinds of skiing available, easy, hard, you pick. The scenery is great, and so is the snow. Says Ken Baker.

The remarkable seasonal snowfall of 29 feet is one of the reasons this is such a great ski area. The 11 great ski lifts here make for a relaxing ride up the slope. Crystal Mountain has the greatest elevation difference among ski resorts in a 25000 mile radius. The 3,100 feet of height difference is extraordinary.
    Having 2,600 acres of terrain you will never be deficient in skiable area. This ski resort has an average ratio of expert and advanced runs and an average percentage of green and blue ski runs. You may have to settle for a hotel a
bit far from the bottom of the hill if you want to spend a night, but do reserve a room in advance of a trip because it is a very popular destination. A magnificent workout and spending some quality time in nature attract ski folks from all over. Crystal Mountain is a big ski mountain with heaps of vertical feet if compared to other west coast ski resorts. Crystal Mountain gets higher snowfall than the local average each ski season. The Northern Cascade Range  
blanketed in beautiful snow is a good skiing and snowboarding destination. Crystal Mountain has an okay diversity of ski runs and enough lifts to serve them all. Having a total of 50 trails to ski on; there's a great assortment to gratify everyone. Since you're on this web page you are probably into skiing or snowboarding, either way, this is an area with a lot of spots for that. Snowboarding and skiing in this part of Washington is a lot of fun the whole ski season. The natural attractiveness of the Washington highlands and the excitement of cruising down a slope are certain to keep you coming back. The peaks of Washington blanketed in beautiful snow are something you canít leave out if you're into skiing and snowboarding. This ski resort has a wonderful pick of slopes to match all abilities; it wonít leave anyone bored. The peaks of the Northern Cascade Range make for a good scenery.

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 Ski Areas Near Crystal Mountain ski area:
White Pass, Washington , 15 miles away
   1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
   33% Expert & Adv.
   43% Intermediate
   24% Beginner
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 23 miles away
   2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
   41% Expert & Adv.
   45% Intermediate
   14% Beginner
Alpental, Washington , 24 miles away
   2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
   75% Expert & Adv.
   22% Intermediate
   3% Beginner
Stevens Pass, Washington , 38 miles away
   1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   54% Intermediate
   11% Beginner
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 72 miles away
   500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
   20% Expert & Adv.
   40% Intermediate
   40% Beginner
Mission Ridge, Washington , 76 miles away
   2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
   30% Expert & Adv.
   60% Intermediate
   10% Beginner
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 77 miles away
   2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   15% Beginner
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 77 miles away
   3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
   20% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   30% Beginner
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 80 miles away
   1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
   40% Expert & Adv.
   40% Intermediate
   20% Beginner
Mt.Baker, Washington , 92 miles away
   1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
   31% Expert & Adv.
   45% Intermediate
   24% Beginner
 Whitewater Near Crystal Mountain ski area:
White River, Pierce County , 5 miles away, Class III - 10 miles long (Silver Springs Campground to West Fork White)
American River, -blank- County , 6 miles away, Class II-III+ - 7.5 miles long (Lodgepole Campground to Hell's Crossing)
Chinook Creek, Pierce County , 7 miles away, Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Deer Creek to Cedar Flats)
 Trails Near Crystal Mountain ski area:
Castle Mountain Trail, Pierce , 3 miles away,  3 hiking miles, 591 feet elevation difference
Dewey Lake Trail, Yakima , 3 miles away,  12 hiking miles, 1557 feet elevation difference
Union Creek Trail, Yakima , 4 miles away, 7.9 hiking miles, 3404 feet elevation difference
 National Parks Near Crystal Mountain ski area:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 36 miles away

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