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

Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain Resort

in Enumclaw, Washington

Painted in 2007

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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