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Weather Forecast for Crystal Mountain at 2137 m altitude

issued: 10pm 31 Oct 2014 (local time)
Previous weeks

Days 0-3 Crystal Mountain Weather Summary:

A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Mon morning, min -4°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Crystal Mountain Weather Summary:

A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Mon night. Turning milder with heavy rain (total 28.0mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Mild temperatures (max 8°C on Thu afternoon, min 1°C on Mon night). Mainly strong winds.
Fri Saturday 1 Sunday 2 Monday 3 Tuesday 4 Wednesday 5 Thu
night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
moderate rain
light rain
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Wind (km/h)
10 NNW10
15 NNW15
20 NW20
25 NW25
25 NW25
20 W20
20 W20
15 WSW15
20 SW20
30 SW30
40 W40
30 W30
30 W30
30 WSW30
25 WSW25
25 WSW25
25 WSW25
25 SW25
Summary some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds clear snow shwrs light snow light snow light snow mod. snow mod. rain light rain mod. rain light rain light rain rain shwrs some clouds some clouds
Snow map
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Snow cm - - - - - - 3 1 3 10 - - - - - - - -
Rain mm - - - - - - - - - - 10 3 7 4 3 1 - -
Max °C -2 -2 -2 -3 -2 -1 0 1 1 2 4 4 4 5 5 6 7 8
Min °C -3 -3 -3 -4 -3 -1 -1 0 1 1 3 3 3 4 5 5 6 8
WChill °C -7 -8 -9 -10 -10 -7 -6 -5 -4 -4 -3 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 4
Rel. hum. % 66 68 79 71 78 93 98 97 99 97 93 94 99 98 88 69 64 75
Freezing level (m) 1500 1650 1600 1400 1700 2000 2200 2350 2250 2450 2850 2750 3000 3150 3000 3450 3550 3550
Crystal Mountain freezing level scale
snowy slope Crystal Mountain freezing level
Sunrise - 7:48 - - 7:50 - - 7:52 - - 7:52 - - 7:54 - - 7:56 -
Sunset - - 17:49 - - 17:47 - - 17:45 - - 17:45 - - 17:44 - - 17:42

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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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