Crystal Mountain, WA-
It’s official, Crystal Mountain will open on Friday, November 4th, 2005. The Chinook Express, Rainier Express & Green Valley lifts will run daily from 9am-4pm. For now Crystal advises that beginners wait until more terrain becomes available. Food services and ski/snowboard rentals will be available. The Ski & Snowboard school will remain closed until the lower area opens. Lift tickets will be reduced due to limited operations but those rates have not yet been set.
There’s already 28” at the top of the mountain and 14” at the base. A fleet of Snowcats are currently working to pack down the snow creating a solid base for the rest of the season. The forecast shows more snow for the rest of the week and into the weekend. Crystal plans to open more lifts and terrain as soon the snow permits. This is the earliest opening in 28 years, and ski area employees couldn’t be more excited!
Portland Ski Fever & Snowboard Show
This Years lineup includes Ski Reps with the latest gear, The Northwest's Largest Ski Swap, exciting entertainment, vacation ski resorts and nearly all of Portlands major winter sports retailers with endless opportunities to save up to 70% on Ski and Snowboard gear! Be sure to stop by the Crystal Mountain booth for updates and Crystal goodies!
Location: Portland Expo Center, Exit 306B off I-5