After receiving over five feet of unexpected April snow, Crystal Mountain will extend the ski and ride season for four additional bonus weekends through the month of May. Crystal will be open for skiing, snowboarding and scenic gondola rides Friday-Sunday with limited terrain and lift operations, taking advantage of the deeper snowpack at higher elevations. Crystal Mountain plans to operate Friday-Monday for Memorial Day weekend, with the final day for skiing and riding on Monday, May 30th. The Mt. Rainier Gondola and Green Valley Express chairlift will be running, conditions permitting. Scenic gondola rides will also be available to enjoy the views. The Mt. Rainier Gondola will remain open on weekends for sightseeing through June, with daily summer operations beginning July 1, 2022.
“With a later start to the season, we are excited to be able to extend the ski season. We are in the business of operating lifts for skiing and snowboarding so when the opportunity comes along to extend the season, we will always prioritize that and continue to provide added value to our season pass holders.”
– Tiana Anderson, Vice President of Marketing & Sales
This weekend, the resort will run five lifts; Discovery, Chinook Express, Rainier Express, and Green Valley Express from 9 am-2:30 pm and the Mt. Rainier Gondola from 9 am-4 pm. The kids and beginner-friendly Discovery chair will run on Saturday and Sunday only. Lift tickets and scenic gondola tickets will be available online and at the mountain for walk-ups. All valid 21/22 season passes, spring passes, and Wild Cards will continue to be honored for skiing and riding. More information about operating hours and purchasing tickets can be found on the Crystal Mountain website.