Crystal Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Washington in USA. The resort is in the town of Enumclaw, WA. We recently ranked all of Washington's ski resorts, so you can see where Crystal Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Crystal Mountain is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.
Crystal Mountain Lodging:
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview
Crystal Mountain has a total of 85 ski trails, which are serviced by 10 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 2,600 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,052 hectares, 4 square miles, or 11 square kilometers.
Crystal Mountain's slopes see on average 486 inches (191 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 40 feet a year!
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort Elevation
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,012 feet, or 2,137 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,400 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,612 feet (796 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Crystal Mountain's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
63out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level
Crystal Mountain has 2,600 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Crystal Mountain's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 54% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 35% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Crystal Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
Crystal Mountain is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 65% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort Location
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Washington, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Enumclaw, WA.
Enumclaw, WA 98022 USA
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Getting to Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Crystal Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 46.92000, -121.52000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Enumclaw, WA to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Crystal Mountain Ski Resort.
|Seattle–Tacoma International Airport||SEA||Seattle, WA||52 mi|
|Portland International Airport||PDX||Portland, OR||105 mi|
|Vancouver International Airport||YVR||Vancouver, BC||175 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Crystal Mountain.
|Yakima Air Terminal McAllister Field||YKM||Yakima, WA||52 mi|
|Boeing Field King County International Airport||BFI||Seattle, WA||56 mi|
|Snohomish County (Paine Field) Airport||PAE||Everett, WA||77 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Crystal Mountain Ski Resort.
|White Pass||Naches, WA||6,550 ft||49%||20 mi|
|The Summit at Snoqualmie||Snoqualmie Pass, WA||3,865 ft||50%||35 mi|
|Mission Ridge||Wenatchee, WA||6,820 ft||58%||57 mi|
|Stevens Pass||Leavenworth, WA||5,845 ft||55%||61 mi|
|Ski Bluewood||Dayton, WA||5,670 ft||42%||68 mi|
|Badger Mountain||East Wenatchee, WA||3,800 ft||38%||78 mi|
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||7,012 ft|
|Base Elevation||4,400 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,612 ft|
(11% Beginner, 54% Intermediate, 35% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||486 inches|