Listen now (85 mins) | How the mountain at the end of the road plans to evolve for the megapass world
please do another episode following up on Crystal, would love to hear the rationale behind the huge pass prices increases for the 2022/2023 season
Sanitation device in dish room of Cascade at Crystal Mountain, not working properly, and when I told management they had a technician come and try to fix it. Because it continued to work improperly, they fired me, instead of fixing it... So no sanitary dishes... How illegal...
As a local Fuck this guy
I'm so sad I took the time to listen to this long podcast. There is no love of skiing here. Capacity issues came to Crystal when Alterra bought it and put it on the IKON pass. To address the overcrowding they decided to bus everyone in (during a pandemic). Now they plan to offer premium parking to those who can afford it, a 100 room hotel with meeting and conference spaces, new retail and "exceptional" dining options. And in order to fund it all they'll be charging local skiers $1700 for a pass in 2022/2023! Up $700 from last year, and up around $1000 from when they first put Crystal on the IKON pass. They are ruining the ski culture. Good development serves the community while making a profit. This prioritizes money over skiers.
All I hear is learning learning learning. How about actually hiring people who know the problems and know the mountain from the start. The crystal experience has DRASTICALLY dropped since Ikon bought it. We shouldn't need to wait 3 years for an east coast person to learn our area. Prices have more than trippled from $79 around 4-5 years ago to $200 with the 25% buddy pass. No lift expansions or improvements. Will believe the hotel additions when I see it. Being bought by a giant corporation is the death of your ski resort. At least we still have Mount Baker. *CRY*
As a former upstate NYer and current crystal skier this makes me so happy.
I love how people here seem to think that Washington is somehow "undiscovered". It's always been known, it's just not a skier's destination high on anyone's lists. There are two reasons skier's don't flock here: 1) There is very little to no convenient lodging near any of the resorts and 2) the snow quality is consistently mediocre to garbage—argue this all you want, but when people spend thousands of dollars to take their family on a ski vacation, they want consistently good snow conditions. Sure, we get a ton of snow, but it's still wet and heavy on a good day, mediocre to crap on an average day, and miserable on a rain day. Queue the inevitable butthurt response.
shhh we like Washington to stay unknown pls delete this
shhh delete this