Reimagine Crystal

A vision for more space on the horizon

Announcing $100 Million in Resort Improvements

As we reflect on our rich past, we're excited to build for the future. Reimagine Crystal is kicking off the biggest capital investment ever made at Crystal Mountain. With our community at the center of this project, we are focused on offering more space, access, and providing the best ski and snowboarding experience in the Pacific Northwest. Our mountain community is what makes Crystal the place we all know and love. As our community continues to grow, we are looking forward to improving and expanding as we envision a bigger future for us all.

We are making innovative plans to expand lifts and terrain, provide new on-mountain lodging, and larger gathering spaces for everyone to get the most out of their experience. Though this project will span the next five years, we have already made progress towards redeveloping our base area in time for the 23/24 winter season. Stay up to date with Reimagine Crystal's progress as we begin to move towards this new vision for our mountain community.

Mountain Commons

The Mountain Commons will be the first development to take shape, providing a central space for the community to eat, gather, and enjoy the mountains. This 25,000 sq ft open-concept lodge will optimize the arrival experience and create a welcoming community center for everyone. The existing Cascade Lodge will welcome an expanded Brand X rental and demo shop and an enlarged Crystal Kids facility, providing more space, better flow, and faster access to lifts.

Snowfront View
The Mountain Commons arrival experience will focus on providing an open gathering space, better traffic flow, expansive outdoor seating, and faster access to lifts.View Full Image

Plaza View
The Mountain Commons Plaza will be centered around the guest experience. Ticketing, guest services, restrooms, retail, and coffee will all be in a central location to allow for a smoother arrival experience to the base area. View Full Image

One Stop Shop
The first level of the Mountain Commons will include expansive outdoor dining, an open-concept café, guest services, retail, and restrooms. The first floor will be a one-stop shop for guests to arrive in the morning and get all the information they need for the day. View Full Image

Dining Upgrades
The second level of the Mountain Commons will feature a Pizzeria, Smokehouse, and bar & grill for an elevated dining experience.View Full Image

Summit House Replacement

The Summit House reconstruction will shortly follow the Mountain Commons development. A new 14,000 sq ft lodge with two floors of elevated dining and retail space will become our mountain-top gathering space. This newly imagined building will seat 350 guests and up to 560 guests when the clouds lift, and Mt. Rainier is out.

A Place To Gather
Reimagining of the new Summit House including full length windows for expansive, ridgeline views and more space for guests to gather. View Full Image

Additional Capacity
The first level of the new Summit House will include outdoor seating with a 210-guest capacity, a retail location, and a grab-n-go café, providing more space for guests to spread out and enjoy the spectacular view of Mount Rainier on a clear day. View Full Image

Private Dining With A View
The second level of the Summit House will have additional dining and lounge space with a 350-guest capacity. Included in the expanded restaurant will be a bar & lounge, private dining room, and an outdoor patio and deck. View Full Image

Base Area Hotel

A new 100-room hotel with picturesque views and upscale comforts will be part of the second phase of the base-area redevelopment. The hotel will feature meeting and conference space to host large groups and events, along with additional dining and retail space. More updates will be shared as timelines are finalized.

Convienient Access
Aerial view of the new base area hotel- featuring a walkway to provide easy access to the Mountain Commons and the chair lifts. The hotel will focus on providing picturesque views and providing convenient access to dining, retail, and the chair lifts. View Full Image

Stay With Us
The first level of the hotel will include a spacious drop-off and check-in area, several conference meeting rooms, two ballrooms for larger events, a restaurant, and two lobbies. View Full Image

Amenities For Your Visit
On the second level, there will be a pool, restaurant & bar, a fitness room, and several meeting rooms.View Full Image

Terrain + Lift Expansion

We are in the process of finalizing plans and getting approval for lift and terrain expansion by the summer of 2023. We will share more details as the plan is approved and finalized later this summer!

Construction Cameras

Lower Plaza Construction Camera

Upper Plaza Construction Camera

Construction Updates

Stay informed on the latest construction updates and watch as Crystal Reimagined takes shape. Check out the future project timeline and keep up with current news & updates as we build for the future.

Chapel Demolished

The transformation of the base area is now officially underway. On Friday June 3rd, the Chapel was the third and final building to be demolished in the base area. Crews are now hard at work clearing the area to begin preparing for underground utility construction which will continue through the end of July. Exterior walls are expected to begin construction around June 15th, and concrete foundation work will also begin this month and last through the summer.

Debris Removal

All demolition debris of the old base area buildings has been cleared out to make room for the next phase of construction.

Breaking Ground

HHJ Construction begins clearing the base area to make room for the Mountain Commons lodge. The old guest services building, ticket kiosks, Right Angle retail, and Ski & Ride school have been demolished. Watch as we start phase 1 of construction for Crystal Reimagined.

The Vision of the Mountain Commons

After months of preparation and planning, construction crews have been mobilized, fencing has gone up, employees are relocating office space, and the work to transform the base area into the Mountain Commons has begun. The demolition crew is projected to begin work in the next couple of weeks.

Project Timeline

April 1, 2022

Construction crews are mobilized, fencing goes up, planning for groundbreaking begins.


April 15, 2022

Watch as we take the first step towards our new vision of Crystal with the transformation of the base area.

May 1, 2022

Clean up and debris removal in the base area begins.

May 12, 2022

Framing materials begin to arrive on site.

May 18-June 1, 2022

Concrete foundation and steel materials begin to arrive on site.

May 30, 2022

Site demolition completed.

June 3, 2022

Chapel demolition completed.

May 31-July 2022

Underground utility construction begins and will continue through July.

May 31-August 2022

Concrete foundation work begins and will continue through early August.

June 15, 2022

Exterior walls prefabricated.

July 15- September 2022

Walls erected at the building site.

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