Celebrate Independence Day on the Ski Slopes

Break out the skis and boards for July 4th

Crystal Mountain, WA– July 4, 2011 will be the second time in Crystal Mountain history that skiers and snowboarders will be able to celebrate Independence Day on snow. The Mt. Rainier Gondola and Green Valley will be open for skiing July 2-4.

Over 600 inches of snow has fallen since Crystal opened November 19, 2010, breaking the previous snowfall record of 598 inches. Set in 1999, that record season was the only other time the slopes were open on July 4.

Lift tickets for skiing are reduced to $35. The base area will host a barbecue and live music. Crystal plans on being open the following weekend, July 9 and 10, but operations later into July are still to be determined.

Crystal Mountain is now open daily for scenic gondola rides, mountaintop dining and sightseeing. Guided horseback tours begin July 2.

Spring & Summer Schedule: http://www.crystalmountainresort.com/Summer-The-Mountain/Hours

Just two hours southeast of Seattle, Crystal offers visitors spectacular views, world-class skiing, fine dining and an outdoor escape from everyday life.  Originally focused on skiing and winter sports alone, Crystal has grown to include a full array of summer activities for all walks of life, including scenic rides on the state’s first gondola that whisks visitors to 6,872 feet, gourmet dining at Washington’s highest restaurant, unparalleled views of Mt. Rainier, hiking, biking, horseback riding, disc golf and so much more!


Crystal Mountain, owned and operated by Boyne Resorts, is a proud partner in recreation with the U.S. Forest Service. Boyne Resorts is a family-run company that has 10 resort properties throughout the U.S. and Canada. Seattle-based John Kircher acts as President of Boyne and General Manager of Crystal. Crystal Mountain is located in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.