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
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.