Crystal Mountain Ski Resort

Location:  39 miles past Enumclaw, 47 miles from Mt. Ranier, “105 driving minutes” from Seattle, 4 hours from Bellingham.

Skiable terrain: 4.06 miles;  Ski runs, 57;  Elevation at top: 3912 feet

Growing up at Crystal Mountain

Mom and Dad skiing at Crystal back in the day

I grew up skiing at Crystal.  My family had a room in a 40-family lodge (Skier’s Inc.) from the time I was two until my mid-30’s, when my parents finally sold their rights to the room.  I remember vividly Mom and Dad hauling my three siblings and me up to Crystal for weekends or occasional weeks of skiing all winter long.

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