Crystal Mountain (Washington) | Crystal Mountain Ski Map | by James Niehues
Crystal Mountain Washington Ski Map

Crystal Mountain Resort

Ask a Seattle skier what their favorite local mountain is, and there’s a good chance they’ll reply with Crystal. Even though the PNW is home to a wide variety of exceptional skiing, Crystal still stands out for its size and quality. With Mount Rainier as the backdrop, this Cascade gem shines bright. A gondola, ten chairlifts, and one magic carpet whisk skiers about the mountain, giving them their choice of terrain. And what terrain it is! Crystal has a nice mix of beginner and intermediate runs, but its expert terrain really shines, with 35% of the mountain’s named runs made up of “most difficult” terrain.

When James Niehues painted this Crystal Mountain ski map in 2007, he didn’t just capture the ski area. Of course, it’s all there, with every run mapped out in perfect detail, but this map also captures the beauty of the valley Crystal rises out of, as well as its stunning backdrop and surrounding views of the Cascades. Look in any direction from Crystal and you’ll be overwhelmed by the snow-capped mountains. And this trail map brings that magic to your walls.

 

Location: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Pierce County, Washington, U.S.

Nearest city: Enumclaw 40 mi. (65 km) north

Coordinates: 46.93°N 121.48°W

Vertical: 3,100 ft (945 m) 2,602 ft (793 m) - lifts

Top elevation: 7,012 ft (2,137 m) 7,002 ft (2,134 m) - lifts

Base elevation: 3,912 ft (1,192 m) 4,400 ft (1,341 m) - lifts

Skiable area: 2,600 acres (10.5 km2) lift serviced: 2,300 acres (9.3 km2) inbounds backcountry 300 acres (1.2 km2)

Runs: 57 - 11% easiest - 54% more difficult - 35% most difficult

Longest run: 2.5 mi (4 km) "Northway"

Lift system: 1 gondola 10 chairs 1 magic carpet

Lift capacity: 20,760 / hr

Terrain parks: 1

Snowfall: 350 in (29.2 ft; 8.9 m)

Snowmaking: yes (added in 2015)

Night skiing: Night skiing available until 6PM/8PM (depending on the day, time of year) on the Discovery, Gold Hills and Quicksilver chairlifts.

 

Crystal Mountain Washington Ski Map

Enumclaw, Washington

Painted in 2007

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Crystal Mountain Resort

Ask a Seattle skier what their favorite local mountain is, and there’s a good chance they’ll reply with Crystal. Even though the PNW is home to a wide variety of exceptional skiing, Crystal still stands out for its size and quality. With Mount Rainier as the backdrop, this Cascade gem shines bright. A gondola, ten chairlifts, and one magic carpet whisk skiers about the mountain, giving them their choice of terrain. And what terrain it is! Crystal has a nice mix of beginner and intermediate runs, but its expert terrain really shines, with 35% of the mountain’s named runs made up of “most difficult” terrain.

When James Niehues painted this Crystal Mountain ski map in 2007, he didn’t just capture the ski area. Of course, it’s all there, with every run mapped out in perfect detail, but this map also captures the beauty of the valley Crystal rises out of, as well as its stunning backdrop and surrounding views of the Cascades. Look in any direction from Crystal and you’ll be overwhelmed by the snow-capped mountains. And this trail map brings that magic to your walls.

 

Location: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Pierce County, Washington, U.S.

Nearest city: Enumclaw 40 mi. (65 km) north

Coordinates: 46.93°N 121.48°W

Vertical: 3,100 ft (945 m) 2,602 ft (793 m) - lifts

Top elevation: 7,012 ft (2,137 m) 7,002 ft (2,134 m) - lifts

Base elevation: 3,912 ft (1,192 m) 4,400 ft (1,341 m) - lifts

Skiable area: 2,600 acres (10.5 km2) lift serviced: 2,300 acres (9.3 km2) inbounds backcountry 300 acres (1.2 km2)

Runs: 57 - 11% easiest - 54% more difficult - 35% most difficult

Longest run: 2.5 mi (4 km) "Northway"

Lift system: 1 gondola 10 chairs 1 magic carpet

Lift capacity: 20,760 / hr

Terrain parks: 1

Snowfall: 350 in (29.2 ft; 8.9 m)

Snowmaking: yes (added in 2015)

Night skiing: Night skiing available until 6PM/8PM (depending on the day, time of year) on the Discovery, Gold Hills and Quicksilver chairlifts.

 

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Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues

If you are a skier or snowboarder, there is a good chance James Niehues has been your mountain guide. Throughout his 30 year career he has worked at the  smallest hills and the most expansive resorts in North America.  He has left his mark in South America, Australia, Asia and Europe too.   And even if you have never shared a bottomless powder day with him, he has always been close by.