Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain, nestled in the stunning Cascade Range and shadowed by the magnificent Mount Rainier, offers a delightful blend of adventure and relaxation. Each season brings its own unique flavor to the mountain, from the thrill of winter sports at the biggest ski area in Washington State to the tranquility of summer hikes. This destination is a year-round playground for those who love the outdoors, offering experiences that are as diverse as they are exciting.

Dining at Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain isn't just about outdoor adventures; it's also a place where food lovers can rejoice. From high-altitude dining with a view to cozy, down-to-earth bistros, there's something to satisfy every taste.
  • The Summit House: Reach new culinary heights at The Summit House. Accessible via the Mount Rainier Gondola, it pairs delicious meals with stunning views, making dining here a memorable part of your mountain experience.
  • The Snorting Elk: A local favorite, The Snorting Elk is a cozy bistro with a fun atmosphere. It's the perfect place to relax and share stories over hearty meals after a day exploring the mountain.

  • Alpine Bistro & Mountain Café: For a more laid-back dining option, these spots are ideal. Grab a coffee, a quick bite, or a sweet treat, and you're all set for your next mountain adventure.

Staying Near Crystal Mountain

Whether you're looking for a touch of luxury or a rustic retreat, the area around Crystal Mountain and along Highway 410 has a range of accommodation options to suit every need.
  • Crystal Mountain Hotels: Including the elegant LOGE Alta Crystal and the charming Mountain Cabins, this collection offers comfort and convenience whether you're looking for hotel sophistication or a cabin’s rustic charm.
  • Silver Skis Chalet: Just a short walk from the mountain, these condos offer a homely feel, perfect for families or groups who want a comfortable base for their mountain adventures.

  • Highway 410 Accommodations: Along this scenic route, you'll find a variety of cozy inns and bed-and-breakfasts, offering a peaceful and scenic place to stay amidst the natural beauty of the Cascades.

Activities at Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain is a hub of activity all year round. Whether you're seeking adrenaline-pumping adventures or peaceful moments in nature, there's always something to do.
  • Winter Sports: When the mountain is covered in snow, it becomes a paradise for downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. The Mount Rainier Gondola also offers a unique (and pet-friendly!) way to enjoy the winter scenery from above.
  • Summer Trails: In summer, the mountain reveals beautiful hiking and biking trails. Take a ride on the Mount Rainier Gondola for a relaxing way to see the landscape from a different perspective. And check out the Flying Raven Adventure Course, Crystal Mountain’s first-ever aerial adventure course - the ultimate outdoor summer challenge.

  • Year-Round Fun: Crystal Mountain also offers activities beyond the slopes and trails. Enjoy music events, yoga retreats, and food festivals that bring the community and visitors together throughout the year.

Crystal Mountain is more than just a place to visit; it's an experience. Whether you're here for the thrill of the slopes, the beauty of the trails, or the warmth of the community, it's a destination that welcomes all.