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Any discounts for Crystal Mt, WA?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Does anyone know of ways to get discounted lift tickets at Crystal besides the 5 ticket books they sell? Those are the only discounts I've been able to find so far, but those are only a $5 discount off the window price... not a super deal.
post #2 of 18
ya they're called stevens pass and alpental.


Crystal blows
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hey, I like to mix it up a bit. I have no issue with Stevens, Alpental *or* Crystal. I think they all have some good terrain, and I like variety.
post #4 of 18
The other strategy is the Alpy Gold Pass. There are a few blackouts & other quirks, but you get 5 days at xtal "free" for about a hundred buck kicker on the basic Summit pass.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I thought about doing the Alpy pass, although last year (first in Seattle) I did most of my skiing at Stevens and Crystal, so I hadn't decided if I wanted to go that way yet.
post #6 of 18
let me break it down for you

Stevens>Alpy>Baker>..........Loop Loop>Crustal
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
I think I've figured out where you stand on this issue (if I didn't already know from your previous "discussions" with Atomicman). Thanks for the input, you've been a huge help!
post #8 of 18
Not many deals at Crystal. The Spring season pass price is good. Toward the end of last season there was a promotion with Suzuki car dealers where you got a free ticket coupon if you took a test drive. Instructors get a season pass for $5 and are expected to teach 12 days or more. Instructors also get ten (?) coupons for tickets if they taught a certain number of hours (50?) the year before. (My "?" numbers might be off.) Check the web site for Instructor Training College (ITC) dates. Crystal needs over 200 part time instructors as well as full timers.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by PhilT View Post
let me break it down for you

Stevens>Alpy>Baker>..........Loop Loop>Crustal
What's wrong with Crystal?
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Tetranode View Post
What's wrong with Crystal?
Terrain, weather, grooming, management, prices, facilities, parking, management, lifts, snow, traffic, managment, crowds, the drive, enumclaw, no park, ruts on groomers, "wind hold", new lifts, lack of any decent terrain w/o rex or c7, douchebag patrons, controlled (closable) "backcountry", the management,

to name a few
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by PhilT View Post
Terrain, weather, grooming, management, prices, facilities, parking, management, lifts, snow, traffic, managment, crowds, the drive, enumclaw, no park, ruts on groomers, "wind hold", new lifts, lack of any decent terrain w/o rex or c7, douchebag patrons, controlled (closable) "backcountry", the management,

to name a few
Grooming, what grooming?

I can relate to most of the stuff above, but to Crystal's credit the weather and snow is better than what I've seen at Steven's and Snoqualmie... and less crowded than both.
post #12 of 18
I missed this Craigslist sale a few days ago:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/tix/854873019.html

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Crystal Mt. Ski Lift tickets 1/2 price 8 all day passes - $240

Reply to: sale-854873019@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-09-25, 10:33AM PDT


Have 8 Crystal Mt. lift tickets. Will sell for $30.00 ea. save 1/2 off the $ 60.00 all day lift ticket. Yearly stock dividends gives us 22 tickets but can't use them all this year. Bothell address, cash only. Need to activate account and sell them ASAP. If interested please reply and I will give you phone #.

Thanks
Keep an eye on Craigslist, somebody might want to get rid of their tickets in the future!
post #13 of 18
Snoqualmie base around 3,000 ft. Crystal base 4,400 ft. the snow level is 4,000 ft. Have fun in the rain PhilT. What's the matter Phil, did you get it handed to you at Crystal?
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Lucky View Post
Snoqualmie base around 3,000 ft. Crystal base 4,400 ft. the snow level is 4,000 ft. Have fun in the rain PhilT. What's the matter Phil, did you get it handed to you at Crystal?
Snow levels are consistently lower at stevens and alpental than at crystal due to the cool air that comes over the passes frome the east. They also both get more snow.
post #15 of 18

Best deal going right now through the end of the month is Crystal season pass 4 pack.  I would like to buy two, but need two more adults to take advantage of the 4 pack - only $544 each and includes free kids passes!  See www.skicrystal.com  Email me at danbanken@yahoo.com

post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 

That is definitely a great deal compared to their normal price, but I think I'm gonna be going for the 399 deal for the Stevens season pass next winter instead.

post #17 of 18
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Snow levels are consistently lower at stevens and alpental than at crystal due to the cool air that comes over the passes frome the east.

Except when warm weather is coming over the passes from the west, when snow levels are lower in the passes.When cold air is moving from the east, everyone's above snow level.

post #18 of 18

I'm glad you ski where you do. 

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Originally Posted by Tetranode View Post
What's wrong with Crystal?
Terrain, weather, grooming, management, prices, facilities, parking, management, lifts, snow, traffic, managment, crowds, the drive, enumclaw, no park, ruts on groomers, "wind hold", new lifts, lack of any decent terrain w/o rex or c7, douchebag patrons, controlled (closable) "backcountry", the management,

to name a few



 

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