Best Ski Hills to Visit Across the Pacific Northwest

Washington’s sole gondola, Washington’s lone alpine village—it’s not wrong to call Crystal the state’s only real ski resort, though it’s a small one when you grade on a Colorado or Whistler Blackcomb scale. Acquired by conglomerate Alterra a few years ago (which means it now shares an owner with Aspen), Crystal launched a huge upgrade project this summer, the base area already under construction to become a new base lodge. A new parking lot (with paid parking) and a weekend bus from Enumclaw hope to address capacity issues, plus a near doubling in season pass prices should thin the crowds. For now it delivers varied terrain over 10 lifts, many

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