The life of a snowflake starts with delicate, atmospheric crystal formation and ends with sudden mangling beneath the snowboards of teenagers. Frolic in nature’s snowy beauty with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a one-day adult ski ticket Crystal Mountain (up to a $50 value), accessible from Highway 410.
Nestled next to the rolling terrain of Mt. Rainier National Park, Crystal Mountain caters to snow people with acres of downhill escapades. The mountain welcomes snow-slingers and extreme gondola-riders with a jib park and a multitude of trails that are suitable mostly for intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders. Expert plank-gliders can make good on their bravado by scaling advanced trails like Sunnyside and Snorting Elk, rugged descents into pools of frozen spätzle. A one-day ski ticket grants alpine riders daytime access to the downhill runs of Crystal Mountain from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the late-spring season (April 21 to June 12).
Hop aboard the gondola that services the mountain’s powdery slopes, and skid, slide, and flop your way to an elusive state of happiness. In addition to the 500 inches of snow that have fallen upon the Crystal Mountain area this year, the slopes are dotted with a wide variety of dining options. Check the spring schedule here; though the season is slated to end June 12, Crystal Mountain plans on staying open later and honoring Groupons for as long as the season extends.
33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd.
Crystal Mountain, Washington 98022Get Directions