Mount Rainier gondola opened January 1, 2011!
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"Crystal Mountain has prolonged, uninterupted powder runs through seam-
lessly spaced trees. Just incessant fall line runs through knee deep
snow. Runs where you choke on powder, only to regain your breath
between turns, before plunging back in the white froth that envelopes
you. Where silence encircles you. Only the resonance of your own
breathing, the sounds of falling snow flakes and your friends laughing
around you at theIr last implausible run. From its unending tree lines
to its well manicured, rolling groomers, Crystal is the mountian that
has it all."
Ian Coble-Action Sports & Lifestyle Photographer
"Crystal Mountain is one of the last, best secrets. Hidden in Washington,
with a beautiful view of Mount Rainier, and some of the friendliest locals
I have ever skied with, Crystal Mountain had the best snow we skied
in Washington. Not only was the snow great, the terrain was comp-
arable to anything you will find in the Rockies. There are deep
chutes and wide open powder fields. If you are skiing in
Washington, Crystal Mountain is the only place to go."
Jess McMillan-Freeskiing World Champion 2007
The largest ski area in Washington featuring a total of 2,600 acres (2,300 lift serviced acres) and over 50 named runs is an easy drive from anywhere in the Puget Sound.
The key word at Crystal Mountain is variety "2,600 acres of what you want when you want it" from gentle cruising groomers to challenging steeps and backcountry adventure. To give you the most for your money. Boyne has invested millions in top-of-the-line lifts, lodges, restaurants and grooming machines. Two six-person lifts and high-speed quads ensure you'll spend less time resting and more time enjoying the slopes.
1962 - Crystal Mountain opened with Miner's Basin & Iceberg Ridge
1963 - Installed Green Valley double chairlift
Silver Skis was built
1964 - Summit House "warming hut" installed
1965 - Crystal Mountain held the National Alpine Championships
Installed Quicksilver double chairlift
Crystal Inn was built and pool was installed
1970 - Installed Campbell Basin double chairlift, which at the time
was the longest lift in North America
1972 - Rainier World Cup (PH & SL)
Base lodge increased from 174 to 342 seats
1976 - Installed Bullion Basin triple chairlift
1980 - Installed High Campbell double chairlift
1983 - T-Bar replaced with Bullion Basin triple chair
1984 - Installed Discovery triple chairlift
1985 - Base lodge increased from 342 seats to 822 seats
1987 - 25 year anniversary
1988 - First high-speed quad chairlift installed
1997 - Boyne purchased Crystal Mountain
1998 - Replaced "Rendevues" with the Forest Queen Express
high-speed six passenger chairlift
1999 - Replaced "Midway" with the Chinook Express high-speed
six passenger chairlift
2001 - Green Valley chairlift replace with a high-speed quad
2004 - Campbell Basin lodge was built
2007 - Northway chairlift installed
Summit House restaurant renovation
2011 - Mt Rainier gondola installed from base to Summit House
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