Crystal Mountain Ski Resort

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!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
2,600(11 km2)
Annual Snowfall
486"(191 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
7,012'(2,137 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,612'(796 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,400'(1,341 m)

Crystal Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
63out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Crystal Mountain's difficulty level of 63 is above average. 89% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


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.
11%(286 acres)

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.

Blue Square
54%(1,404 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
35%(910 acres)

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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GPS Coordinates:
46.92000, -121.52000

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 AirportSEASeattle, WA52 mi
Portland International AirportPDXPortland, OR105 mi
Vancouver International AirportYVRVancouver, BC175 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 FieldYKMYakima, WA52 mi
Boeing Field King County International AirportBFISeattle, WA56 mi
Snohomish County (Paine Field) AirportPAEEverett, WA77 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
White PassNaches, WA6,550 ft49%20 mi
The Summit at SnoqualmieSnoqualmie Pass, WA3,865 ft50%35 mi
Mission RidgeWenatchee, WA6,820 ft58%57 mi
Stevens PassLeavenworth, WA5,845 ft55%61 mi
Ski BluewoodDayton, WA5,670 ft42%68 mi
Badger MountainEast Wenatchee, WA3,800 ft38%78 mi

Crystal Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation7,012 ft
Base Elevation4,400 ft
Vertical Drop2,612 ft
(11% Beginner,  54% Intermediate,  35% Expert)
Skiable Acres2,600
Avg. Annual Snowfall486 inches
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats