Crystal Mountain Resort is definitely up and running.
The ski resort recently invested in state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment, including 29 new snow guns that can each cover 30,000 square feet. The total arsenal of 53 snow guns over 116 acres allowed Crystal to open back on November 23, before most other resorts in the region had seen their first flakes of snow.
The Mt. Rainier Gondola, opened in 2011, ferries passengers to the summit year-round, where you'll find Washington State's highest elevation restaurant, the Summit House.
For tickets, including seasonal specials, visit the Crystal Mountain Resort website. Kids under 10 ski for free.
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