Crystal Mountain

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “Good freeriding for this up & coming resort”

Freeriding

75%

Tree runs & good off-piste

Freestyle

60%

Park and a halfpipe

Pistes

63%

Quiet but short slopes

Mountain stats

Top lift:2134m
Vertical drop:945m
Bottom lift:1341m

LiftsLift count : 9 x Chairlifts   1 magic carpet

Ride area 2300 acres

Easy
13%
Intermediate
57%
Advanced
30%
Total Pistes:50
Longest Piste:2.5miles

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £42.93-48.21 Day,

Located mid-way into Washington State, an hour and twenty minutes from Seattle, Crystal is yet another yankee freeride classic, unspoilt by skiers, for riders in the know. The terrain is spread out over four peaks, with an awesome amount of backcountry riding. The resort was taken over in 97 and since then they’ve added new lifts and other modifications.

They’ve finally had their master plan approved so starting in summer 2007 should be the building of a new tram and an additonal lift . Crystal’s already rising profile is bound to increase which may have the adverse effect of bringing in more skiers - presently there is a balanced mix, leaving the slopes crowd-free and lift queues short.

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World Ranking

43rd

Overall in USA

  • #15 best freeride
  • #43 best freestyle
  • #36 best piste riding

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