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Crystal Mountain Washington - Open One Day October 1

post #1 of 18
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This news from Crystal Mountain Washington's Facebook page

 

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 The Government might be shutting down, but we are opening up! Released in a press conference at the White Room earlier today, President John Kircher announced that the 2013 Ski & Snowboard Season starts and ends tomorrow. "It's about giving the people what they want," said Mr. Kircher. There's up to 22” of snow in places and we can't let a good thing go to waste. We will sell 51 tickets online at 4:00pm today - valid for gondola access from 10am-1pm tomorrow only. 

Consider this to be lift-assisted early season backcountry skiing with very early-season conditions. Once you’ve made your sweet glory turns in Green Valley or elsewhere, you’ll have to either hike or skin back to the top in order to download (no other lifts will be running), or hike down to the bottom. 

The cost is $15, bragging rights included. We’re not going to tell you what kind of equipment to bring as it should be obvious. This is Rocktoberfest. Ski with the weeds and early-season rockstars! We will post the link on our Facebook page at 4:00pm today. This is limited to the first 51 people to purchase a ticket online, limit two tickets per purchaser. Why limit it to just 51 people? It’s the start of our 51st season so why not. Game on!


Edited by Trekchick - 11/16/13 at 7:33am
post #2 of 18

I like their attitude.

post #3 of 18

Those should be the Picture of the day.

post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
 

Those should be the Picture of the day.

 

Go skiing tomorrow and get some pictures for our picture of the day.  I promise to feature them

post #5 of 18
Think they are sold out by now.

 

Our online ticket site crashed due to the overwhelming response from people trying to buy tickets for the limited opening tomorrow. Our team is working on getting it back up and we'll make another announcement once the site is live. Thanks for your patience! P.S. It's still snowing 

Like ·  · Share · 86121 · 7 minutes ago near Greenwater, WA· 

 

 

Loveland and A Basin, not this year.

post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 

That was fast.  

When I posted the thread here the announcement was only 21 minutes old. 

post #7 of 18

Kind of mean of them to only release 51 tickets though it is badass.

post #8 of 18
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Kind of mean of them to only release 51 tickets though it is badass.

 

They upped it to 75.  They are gone too.  

post #9 of 18
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What'd they think was going to happen?  Squaw did this for the October 25th storm last year and had a killer turn out........way more than 75 tickets. 

post #10 of 18

The ticket limit makes perfect sense.  What do you think the surface/coverage would be like for the 200th or 300th person?  Still, if I lived in the area I'd probably have tried to sign up.

post #11 of 18
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Kim Kircher's blog on why they are opening for one day. 

http://kimkircher.com/2013/09/30/why-crystal-is-opening-for-one-day-of-skiing-tomorrow/

post #12 of 18

Of course you could drive up to Paradise (Rainier) and do the same thing.

post #13 of 18
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Of course you could drive up to Paradise (Rainier) and do the same thing.

 

No you can't, the Publicans shut it down tonight.  :mad 

post #14 of 18

Skin track is in.and forcast is sun tomorrow.  Anyone care to join me?

post #15 of 18
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Kim Kircher's blog on why they are opening for one day. 

http://kimkircher.com/2013/09/30/why-crystal-is-opening-for-one-day-of-skiing-tomorrow/

 

 

That is so awesome.  Skiing for the love of skiing, whoa.  Mega resorts - take notes on this please.  Even if only 75 people got to go, talk about a stoke builder! 

post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 

Not sure if any Bears got out there but reports on Facebook are looking like they had tons of fun!

 

From someone on FB

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 What an unbelievable day! Thank you to John Kircher & Kim Huleen Kircher for making it possible!!! What a gift to get gondola-accessed pow turns on Oct. 1st. Today will be a day I and many others will never forgot. This truly is the best place on earth!

Photo Cred: Tiana Enger

 

photo cred: Carl Simpson


Edited by Trekchick - 10/1/13 at 7:42pm
post #17 of 18

I wasn't there, but here's some video from KING TV:

 

http://www.king5.com/news/slideshows/Ski-Season-Already--Well-sort-of-226047441.html

post #18 of 18

What a great jester- tons of hype for the upcoming season.  Smart move on the part of the CM.  Good Job!!

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