Planning a snowboarding mission to Crystal Mountain? Then you won’t be disappointed – it has the largest amount of terrain in all of Washington State.
And if you are looking for Crystal Mountain Lodging then there are plenty of options – including staying in Seattle, which is only 80 miles (130 Kilometres) away.
But of course, if you want the most convenient lodging with the least travel then staying “on-mountain” is always the ultimate.
Crystal Mountain “Ride In, Ride Out”
There are a few on-mountain options at Crystal where you can literally walk to the lifts. Nothing beats the convenience and relaxation of knowing that you can be on the lifts and ready to ride the slopes in no time at all.
But you do pay for it! – not the cheapest option in the world and for good reason – especially when there aren’t that many options. If money isn’t an obstacle or you’re quite happy to pay for the luxury, then you check the list below. These are some of the on-mountain options you might want to consider.
- Crystal Chalets
- Alta Crystal Resort
- Silver Skis Chalet
- The Alpine Inn
- Village Inn
- Quicksilver Lodge
Greenwater is just 30 minutes drive from Crystal and along that road there are a number of lodging options. Some of those options include:
- Getaway Chalet
- River Bank Retreat
- Tannenhof Lodge
- Lindgren Haus
This lodging is still not that cheap, but quite close and convenient and surrounded by some stunning scenery.
The closest city option for lodging is Tacoma. We’re getting further away now but still only 90 minutes drive (depending on traffic and conditions) so still definitely a doable option.
If you are on a tighter budget – or want your dollars to stretch further so you can ride for more days! – then you might be willing to add on the extra travelling time and stay n Tacoma or Seattle.
Check out the links at the end of this post to check out some options.
For those that want to combine a visit to Seattle with some riding then staying in Seattle is also an option. Downtown Seattle is around 1hr 40mins (without traffic) drive from Crystal. However, expect this to be a fair bit longer at certain times of the day and in winter conditions – leave early to avoid the traffic if possible.
Though not as convenient as the closer options this is still an option particularly if you are only planning a day or two on the mountain, want to visit the city anyway, are on a tight budget or want to take in the scenery of the drive each day.
Seatte is also a great location if you are looking to explore more than one mountain in the area with Mt Baker and Stevens Pass also being close enough to Seattle to do a mission to.
There are, naturally, endless options to suit all lodging tastes and budgets in Seattle.
More on Crystal
Check out the link below to learn more about the riding on Crystal Mountain, how to get there, mountain stats, trails, terrain parks, opening hours and more.