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Inner Tubing and Sledding Near Crystal Rainier Retreat

Alternatives to Skiing and Snowboarding Snow Play and Sno-Parks by the cabin in Greenwater, WA and near Mt. Rainier Note: Always come prepared! Follow the Forest Service to know what roads are open and closed, make sure you have the correct permit, keep a close eye on the local forecast, dress and outfit yourself and the group appropriately, and check with federal, state, and local resources to know if you need a day pass or parking permit for your destination, and always share your plans with a friend.  Winter sports at the cabin run from snowshoe hikes to snowmobiling and almost anything in between. Less than a mile away from Crystal Rainier Retreat in Greenwater, Washington, there are some choice inner tubing and sledding spots at Forest Service Road 73. If you’d like to find inexpensive, less crowded alternatives to skiing at Crystal Mountain, why not book time at the cabin and check out the pockets of play areas right next door? Here are some pointers by location or by type of activity about snow play activities in the area. By Destination Crystal Mountain Sled and Inner Tube Areas We searched the Crystal Mountain Resort website but couldn’t find any […]

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Top 3 Reasons to Play at Crystal Mountain Mid-Week

Crystal Rainier Retreat – “The Better Way to Stay” Mid-Week March Specials – Book Now & Save Big Fantastic Historical Conditions Did you know? The historical data for March snowfall is fantastic for your snow sports adventures. Thanks to Snow Forecast’s awesome data-gathering, you can see that March gets more snow and less rain than other popular ski months at Crystal Mountain. The nifty graphs split out three main elevation points on Crystal Mountain: Bottom Lift, Mid-Mountain, and Top Lift conditions. As you cycle through the snow conditions, snowfall, and mountain temperature graphs, you’ll see that March offers plenty of opportunities to get up on the mountain with Bluebird and Powder days in store. Room To Play Mid-week is the ideal time to get on the mountain. By choosing a Tuesday through Thursday trip, skiers and snowboarders have fewer visitors to compete with for lifts and runs. That means more time playing and less time waiting. Sprawl comfortably in your 1800 square foot luxury home-away-from-home with full-sized amenities that make all the difference in your trip. Crystal Rainier Retreat offers a ton of room to spread out and relax after burning off all those calories on the slopes. The last […]

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Ski Transportation to Crystal Mountain

New Play and Stay Options and Hot Group Deals to Get You Here As ski and snowboard season arrives at Mt. Rainier, the biggest challenge ends up being getting to — and parking at — Crystal Mountain. Did you know there are options that benefit groups who go together and stay together? Crystal Mountain’s New Transportation Initiatives Beginning Saturday, December 21st, 2019, Crystal Mountain kicks off seasonal carpooling and bus services aimed at reducing traffic during crunch times like weekends and holidays. This green option provides you and your group with an affordable alternative to jockeying for a rare parking spot near the resort.   Parking at Crystal Mountain Only 250 spots are reserved in Parking Lot A (the closest parking lot to the resort). Vehicles with groups of four people or more are given priority access on a first arrival basis until those spots are full. This is carpooling initiative is in effect every day starting December 21, 2019. That sounds like plenty of room until the ski school kids are factored in. Starting in January CMAC will add another 400 kids on the mountain. Generally, parents stay and ski while the kids get their lessons, which definitely impacts […]

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