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 expansion 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 increase lift and terrain access, 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 several 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 move towards this new vision for our mountain community.

MOUNTAIN COMMONS:
OPENING FALL 2023

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 for everyone. Explore the new dining concepts, retail space, and vision for the Mountain Commons as we work to transform the base area.

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Snowfront view of Mountain Commons

PLAZA SNOWFRONT
The Mountain Commons will focus on increased access to amenities, and better flow to create a more convenient gathering space for everyone. View Full Image

CASCADE LODGE:
NEW USE OF SPACE WINTER 22/23

This winter, Cascade Lodge will be transformed to accommodate every skier and snowboarder's needs. Check out what's new for the 22/23 winter season!

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Snowboarders in front of Cascade Lodge

Cascade Lodge
The transformation of the Cascade Lodge this season will focus on guest convenience and faster access to essential services. View Full Image

AERIAL ADVENTURE COURSE

The Aerial Adventure Course is the first of many new Crystal summer activities to be added over the next several years and will provide an additional way for families and friends to connect with nature and the mountain. Installation of the course began in August of 2022 and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2023.

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Ropes course at Crystal

Aerial Adventure Course
The Aerial Adventure Course will feature a central platform leading to a variety of challenges for all ages and abilities to explore. View Full Image

LOOKING AHEAD…

As we build for the future, we are excited to finalize our plans for terrain expansion, increased uphill capacity, and more amenities for our guests to enjoy year-round. More details including the timing of these projects will be released further down the road.

Concept sketch of Summit House Restaurant

The future of Crystal
Following the construction of the Mountain Commons, we'll embark on the exciting new project of replacing the Summit House with a 14,000 square foot mountaintop lodge.View Full Image

Construction Cameras

Lower Plaza Construction Camera

Upper Plaza Construction Camera

Project Updates

Stay informed on the latest 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.

Phase 1- Transformation of the Base Area

HHJ Construction crews arrived on April 15th and have been hard at work clearing the base area to make room for the Mountain Commons ever since. Guest services, the ticket kiosks, Right Angle Retail, and Ski & Ride school have all been demolished and debris from the old base area buildings has been cleared.

The removal of the Chapel took place on June 3rd and construction of underground utilities began. The installation of underground utilities continued through the end of July. Construction for building the exterior walls and concrete foundations began on June 15th and is scheduled to last through the summer.

All the timber that has been logged will be repurposed for building the Mountain Commons. Concrete was poured for additional ADA ramps, and an eco-block wall is in the process of being built off the bottom of the gondola.

The transformation of the base area is now officially underway.

The Vision of the Mountain Commons

After months of preparation, planning, and visualizing, the time has come to bring the Mountain Commons to life. Starting back in April, construction crews began to mobilize, and fencing started to go up around the base area. Employees were busy cleaning out office space, emptying filing cabinets, and relocating to temporary offices while construction takes place. The work to transform the base area into the Mountain Commons had begun. As we said our final goodbyes to the buildings we had walked through for several years, we waited with excitement and anticipation to welcome the HHJ Construction Crew on April 15th to begin the transformation of the base area. And just like that, Phase 1 of Reimagine Crystal began…

The Mountain Commons is kicking off the first of the developments to take place in the largest capital expansion ever made at Crystal. The new 25,000 sq foot lodge will focus on providing an open gathering space, better flow, and faster access to lifts. There will also be four new dining locations, an elevated retail space, and more seating for guests. As part of this redevelopment, the existing Cascade Lodge will welcome an expanded Brand X rental and demo shop and an enlarged Crystal kids facility. The Mountain Commons will be open for the 23/24 winter season.

Project Timeline

PARKING LOT G (2022)

This new parking lot will provide additional capacity to our most constrained asset.

ROPES COURSE PHASE 1 (2022)

Construction of the aerial course features begins in August 2022 in the Discovery Meadow.

MOVE OF BRAND X AND LESSONS TO DAY LODGE (2022)

Cascade Lodge will be redesigned for guest access and streamlined services.

MOUNTAIN COMMONS (2023/2024)

The Mountain Commons will provide increased dining and gathering space for guests. The new base lodge will be open by the 23/24 winter season.

ROPES COURSE PHASE 2 (2023)

The Aerial Adventure Course opens to visitors in the Spring of 2023. The course will be open from April-November.

BULLION BASIN & GOLD HILLS EXPANSION (2023/2024)

Increased uphill and downhill access added to Bullion Basin and Gold Hills.

REPLACEMENT OF THE SUMMIT HOUSE (2023/2024)

14,000 square-foot mountaintop lodge to replace the Summit House. There will be two floors of dining and retail space, with increased access for guest use.

UPGRADE MT. RAINIER GONDOLA (2024/2025)

The Mt. Rainier Gondola will be modified to increase the speed and efficiency and add capacity for peak visitation days.

SHORTEN DISCO/ADD CARPET (2024/2025)

Relocate to accommodate Campbell Basing gondola Terminal, opens up beginner terrain. A magic carpet will be added to Discovery Meadow and the current chairlift will be shortened to add more space.

SKIWAY ROAD TO NORTHWAY (2024/2025)

Will allow grooming of Northway terrain and open intermediate access at Northway. This will increase overall capacity by grooming terrain that becomes skied out during storm cycles.

CAMPBELL BASIN GONDOLA (2024/2025)

Campbell Basin Lodge will open for summertime use with the addition of a gondola from the base area to Campbell Basin.

PARKING LOTS I & J (2025)

Will provide additional parking capacity to keep up with increased lift and terrain access.

HOTEL 1 (2025)

A 100-room hotel will be added with additional dining and conference space.

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