Written by: Emma Brice
It may be April, but that doesn’t mean we’re done with winter just yet. La Niña supplied the goods this season, providing us with a snowfall total of 322 inches so far! We are excited to announce the extension of our 22/23 ski season with two additional bonus weekends through April 30th. We will be open Friday-Sunday, April 21-23, and April 28-30, for skiing and riding in Green Valley. We plan to operate Rainier Express, Green Valley, and the Mt. Rainier Gondola for skiing and riding. Lifts will spin for skiing and riding from 9am-2pm and scenic rides will go until 3:30pm. Last year, we skied until June 12th with one of our deepest spring snowfalls on record. We’ll keep skiing until we can’t ski anymore!
SKI PATROL HIRING CLINIC APRIL 7TH & 9TH
Interested in ski patrolling? Crystal Mountain Ski Patrol is looking for exceptional individuals to join the team as full-time patrollers for the 2023-2024 winter season. There will be two hiring clinics held Friday, April 7th, or Sunday, April 9th. Ski patrol is a seasonal position that typically starts in November and lasts through mid-April. To be considered for this opportunity, please send your resume and a brief cover letter to Brent at email@example.com.
- EMT, OEC, or WFR certification
- Advanced alpine skiing skills
- AIARE Recreational Level 1 avalanche certification
- 21 years of age or older
- Strong work ethic
- Climbing skills and prior experience traveling on avalanche terrain is a plus!
Join us this Saturday, April 1st for a night of touring under the stars up to Campbell Basin Lodge. Start your adventure with a climb through the empty resort where dinner, a raffle, a glow-wear contest, and fun festivities await. Finish off the night with a ski or ride down to the base with your headlamp and glow attire leading the way! Participants must be able to climb 2,000 feet of elevation and ski down in the dark. Don’t miss out on this magical night.
April 1st kicks off our first day of the Spring Mountain Music series presented by George Dickel Whiskey! Every Saturday this spring, we’ll have free outdoor concerts featuring our favorite local artists at the top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola. This family-friendly music series is the perfect way to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring at Crystal Mountain while taking in the views. No tickets are required for the concerts, but a scenic gondola ticket will be needed.
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS THROUGH SPRING
Join us every Saturday and Sunday for our free Summit Snow Beach party! Gather at the top of the mountain for a live DJ, games, drinks, and the freshest views of Mt. Rainier in the state as you soak up the sun. A scenic gondola ticket is required to access Snow Beach. Tickets can be purchased online or at guest services.
The 12th annual Elysian Downhill Race is bringing the beach back to the hill Saturday, April 8th! This one-of-a-kind event is perfect for all the springtime skiers and riders out there to celebrate the sunshine and break out your beachwear at Crystal Mountain. Don’t miss your chance to splash into spring and race down Gold Hills in your board shorts and bathing suits at this epic event.
Saturday April 15th, catch the action from the base area or join in the fun as skiers and snowboarders brave the Cascade chill of the pond skim waters and try to impress our judges for the chance to win Best Skim, Best Costume, or Best Splash! First-place winners will receive a free 23/24 Crystal Legend Pass. Participants must be at least 18 years old. This event is capped at 100 participants, so register for your spot today!