It’s Official. Crystal Mountain Opens Friday 


Let’s get this 2016-17 season started, shall we?  Crystal will open Friday with the gondola running for upload and download. Green Valley will be open for skiing and riding. More terrain will open as we get more snow. Who’s planning on taking part?

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  1. I’m going to come up Sunday. What are the odds of more intermediate terrain opening up this weekend (like Forest Queen). My kids will not like an un-groomed Green Valley. Should I bring the crap skis or is the coverage good enough?

    • Totally depends on what happens tomorrow for snow. We need to get enough snow below FQ in order to open it (so you can get down). If we get the snow we will open terrain aggressively. Check the website for updates.

  2. Although I’m no longer in the northwest, I keep an eye out on what’s happening at my crystal. Best wishes on a kick ass season! I’m envious!

  3. Miss your blog posts but know you must be busier heading the Crystal Ski Patrol. Heard you quoted on NPR recently. Happy turns and trails! BTW had an awesome day at Crystal last Sunday.

  4. Hi Kim, April Sanders here (from Sikkim trek). You had written a post on surfing in Costa Rica. I’d like to learn to surf and next March my family planned a trip there to do just that. Can you recommend a place to go for beginner lessons? Is there better areas to be than others? I’d appreciate anything you feel would work for a bunch of beginners. April

    • April! Great to hear from you! The company we used in CR was amazing! It’s Peaks and Swells in Montezuma. They offer family surf camp weeks, and I can’t say enough about them. They take care of every detail. The accommodations are fun–you stay in one of their guest houses right on the beach. You don’t need a car, all meals are included. Surf boards are included. Yoga and massage are even included!! Your biggest decision every day is which bathing to wear. Here’s a link:

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