SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING


Skiing and snowboarding are favorite winter/spring activities around Enumclaw and its proximity to outdoor adventure affords an abundance of opportunities.

Crystal Mountian Resort, Washington State’s highest ski resort is just a quick forest lined drive up the Chinook Scenic Byway. There guests can enjoy 11 lifts, a cherry red gondola, a jib park, the state’s highest restaurant, 2,600 acres of incredible terrain, and over 50 named runs.

Taking Crystal Mountain’s Mt. Rainier gondola is a great way to experience the resort, even for non-skiing/boarding visitors. Mt. Rainier is only 12 miles south as the crow flies, and on a clear day this ride offers visitors a view of the mountain that can’t be beaten.

The resort offers free lift tickets for up to two children 10-years-old and younger, with a paying adult. They also offer a beginner ski or snowboard package that includes rental equipment, group instruction, and lift tickets. These lessons are first come, first served, so simply show up the day you’d like to participate and sign up at the Snowsports sales desk. The first visit includes a four-hour group lesson, equipment rental, and a Discovery lift ticket to learn the basics. Crystal Mountain Resort also rents snowshoes and on Tuesdays airline employees ski free with ID. The resort is part of the IKON pass system which offers discounted tickets to 38 destinations across the US.

Don’t have your own equipment? Enumclaw Ski and Mountain Sports has downhill and cross-country ski, boots and snowboard rentals (bike rentals in the summer). Use its online order form to expedite the rental process.

On the way up or back, make a stop at Wapati Woolies in Greenwater to check out its specialty hats and souvenirs.

After a day of snow fun enjoy dinner at one of its independently-owned restaurants, take in a first-run movie at the Chalet theater and enjoy a comfortable night rest at one of the local hotels.


 

SKIING AT CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN RESORT


Crystal Mountain is Washington’s largest ski area. A gondola and 10 chair lifts provide access to 3,100 feet of vertical and 2600 acres of terrain suitable for beginners and experts alike.


Mountain Info

Location: Crystal Mountain is located 39 miles from Enumclaw via Highway 410, and 12 miles northeast of Mount Rainier.

Address: 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd.Crystal Mountain, WA 98022

Phone: (360) 663-2265

Snow Line: 888-SKI-6199

Web Site: www.crystalmountainresort.com

Winter Season: Mid-November to Mid-April (weather permitting)

Hours: Daily 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.Annual Snowfall: 486 inches

Number of Lifts: 11 – one gondola, two highspeed detachable six-passenger lifts, two high speed quads, one detachable quad, two triples, two doubles, one children’s surface lift

Snowshoe Tours


King5 Evening Magazine feature:
Crystal Mountain Snowshoe Tours


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Lodging

GuestHouse Inn

The GuestHouse Inn is a premier destination for comfort and convenience, offering a level of service unrivaled by other Enumclaw, WA hotels. Centrally located in a downtown area, our property offers convenience at its best with an onsite banquet facility, restaurant and lounge

Rodeway Inn

Experience all that is Enumclaw at Rodeway Inn, the hotel of choice when exploring this exciting area. You’ll awaken to stunning mountain views each morning, we’re surrounded by an amazing selection of local attractions, and you’ll find shops, restaurants and entertainment nearby.

City of Enumclaw RV Park at the Enumclaw Expo Center

The Expo Center RV Park is located at the Enumclaw Expo Center with easy access to State Highway 410 and the Chinook Scenic Byway. The RV Park offers 28 year-round paved sites.

For reservations, please call 360-226-3493.

MOUNT PEAK BED AND BREAKFAST

Mt. Peak Bed and Breakfast is a privately owned home on a 6 acre working farm, located on the northern plateau of Mt. Rainier. We currently have two guest rooms available for booking, and a rustic tree house in the back yard. We are an environmentally friendly farm where you can learn about poultry raising, soap-making, canning and food preservation, and eat great farm food!