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Weather Forecast for Crystal Mountain at 2137 m altitude

issued: 4pm 22 Oct 2014 (local time)
Previous weeks

Days 0-3 Crystal Mountain Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Wed afternoon. Becoming milder with moderate rain (total 16.0mm) on Wed afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Wed afternoon, min -2°C on Thu afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Wed afternoon, light winds from the SSE by Fri afternoon).

Days 4-6 Crystal Mountain Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sat night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Sat afternoon, min -4°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the W on Sat night, light winds from the SW by Mon night).
Wed Thursday 23 Friday 24 Saturday 25 Sunday 26 Monday 27 Tue
PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
light snow
heavy snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Wind (km/h)
45 SW45
40 SW40
35 SW35
40 WSW40
30 WSW30
10 WSW10
15 SE15
25 S25
25 SSE25
20 SE20
55 W55
35 W35
35 W35
30 WNW30
20 W20
15 W15
10 SSW10
25 S25
Summary light snow light snow light snow light snow light snow snow shwrs cloudy light snow snow shwrs light snow heavy snow light snow snow shwrs light snow light snow light snow light snow light snow
Snow map
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Snow cm 3 4 3 4 5 - - 3 - 1 15 1 1 - 1 - - 2
Rain mm 8 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Max °C 2 2 -1 -1 -2 0 2 2 2 2 0 -2 -3 -3 -3 -2 0 0
Min °C 2 -1 -1 -2 -2 -2 1 0 1 0 -3 -3 -3 -4 -3 -2 -2 0
WChill °C -4 -8 -8 -10 -10 -7 -3 -6 -4 -6 -12 -11 -11 -12 -10 -7 -6 -5
Rel. hum. % 98 92 99 96 98 60 62 83 87 96 98 92 89 91 95 87 90 95
Freezing level (m) 2650 2100 2050 1900 1750 2150 2400 2500 2400 2150 1800 1800 1700 1500 1700 1850 1850 2200
Crystal Mountain freezing level scale
snowy slope Crystal Mountain freezing level
Sunrise - - 7:35 - - 7:37 - - 7:37 - - 7:39 - - 7:41 - - 7:43
Sunset 18:06 - - 18:04 - - 18:01 - - 18:00 - - 17:59 - - 17:57 - -

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The above table gives the weather forecast for Crystal Mountain at the specific elevation of 2137 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Crystal Mountain. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of United States. Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

Visitor Reviews of Crystal Mountain

Jeffrey from United States writes:

Crystal Mountain fancies itself to be the best "resort" in Washington state. As they like to say in Texas, that claim is all hat and no cattle.

The Boyne Corporation that owns Crystal has had big plans for years. Give them credit for persevering against the forces of No and the National Forest Service to get the Campbell Basin lodge and High Campbell chair, the Northway chair and now the gondola built. While the latter does nothing really to improve uphill capacity (it was built more with an eye to summer tourism). Even if Boyne can build it's proposed hotel, Crystal still won't be a ski "resort" and will never be a four season resort (if you don't like to hike, there's nothing else to do there in the summer). What lodging they have now is no better than motels you find adjacent to interstate highways.

I've been skiing off and on at Crystal for about 35 years. It can be an enjoyable mountain on the rare sunny days if you ski midweek, with an unsurpassed view of Mt. Rainier from the top of the Rainier Express. But because West Side Cascade snow is so marginal, because the mountain is full of traffic choke points and never properly/sufficiently groomed, it's pretensions of being a serious ski resort are just that. It will always remain a favorite with the side/back country enthusiasts, and the new Northway chair has opened more of that up to those of us who don't want to spend most of our day hiking for 600' of vertical. But otherwise, it will never be a destination for people outside the PNW or even a vacation resort for locals.

Crystal veered a bit further into the ditch this off season by building a new terrain park under the Forest Queen 6-pack. Doing this has assured that this part of the mountain, already the most crowded, will be that much more so as a couple hundred acres is given over to a relative handful of customers. At the same time, Crystal has an aged, rarely used double chairlift in a more or less sequestered area that would have been much more suitable for a park and better served the needs of the majority of the area's customers.

I wish them luck because there is still untapped potential, but I have faith that they have management to realize this and so I, again, won't be making the 90-minute trek many times this season unless I can somehow do so weekdays.

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