Last Day for Lift-Served Skiing at Crystal


Tomorrow, Saturday July 16th, will be the last day for lift-served skiing at Crystal Mountain. It’s been a long, eventful season and thanks to La Nina we’ve broken all sorts of records this season. Here’s a recap:

  • 612″ of snow fell at Crystal Mountain this season (breaking the previous record by a good foot and change)

    The King in late April, 2011

  • We reached our maximum snowpack in April. I used to think that after April 1, even if we got big storms, the snow would already be headed towards its inexorable slide towards the rivers, melting a little every day. Not so this season.
  • 60+ days of Avalanche Control by the ski patrol

    Snow Safety Director Chet Mowbray getting up close and personal with Horseshoe Cliffs

  • New Gondola!

    My favorite ride

  • Longest season on record
  • My personal best for powder days


So, with all these big reasons to proclaim our fealty to La Nina, join me up at Crystal Mountain tomorrow to get a few more turns. We’ll be raising our glasses at 3pm at the Summit House to toast the season, the gondola and most of all, La Nina. That lady of winter can visit anytime; she’s always welcome in my backyard.

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