Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2017-03-17T00:25:24-07:00

Getting to Crystal Mountain Hotels

How do I get to Crystal Mountain?2018-01-31T18:29:48-08:00

Getting to Crystal Mountain is easy! you can find driving directions here

If you are flying from out of state the most common options for getting to Crystal Mountain are to rent a car or take a shuttle from Seattle!



What is the driving distance from Seattle / Tacoma / Portland / Yakima?2017-02-20T23:43:36-08:00

Seattle—80 miles
Portland 205—miles
Yakima—85 miles (Hwy 410 summer route, closed in winter)

Reserving Your Stay

What are the check-in / check-out times?2017-02-20T23:43:55-08:00

Check-in starts at 2:00pm (late check-in available) and check-out is by 11:00am.  You can drop off your key when leaving in the key drop boxes at the Alpine Inn, Quicksilver Lodge,  and the registration office at the Village Inn.

Weekend and Holiday Lift Tickets2020-01-28T15:56:57-08:00

Tickets say that they are sold out online can I still ski?
Crystal Mountain Hotels has a voucher for guests who were unable to purchase lift tickets ahead of time, these vouchers will be able to be redeemed day of for your dated lift tickets at the walk up window price.


Do all hotels have internet?2018-01-31T17:42:22-08:00

Wi-Fi is available for guests of the Village Inn and the Quicksilver Lodge in their rooms, for the Alpine Inn there is WI-FI available in the Lobby, The Alpine Inn Restaurant and The Snorting Elk Cellar.

What do the rooms look like?2017-02-20T23:44:21-08:00

Please see the hotels section for photos and descriptions.

Do you have a pool or hot tub?2017-02-20T23:44:22-08:00


Is there air conditioning?2017-02-20T23:44:22-08:00


Do you have pet-friendly accommodations?2017-02-20T23:44:22-08:00

Yes. Our VIP—Very Important Pet Rooms are located in the Village Inn.  Learn more about our Deluxe Pet Rooms here.

Do you have TV?2017-02-20T23:44:23-08:00

Quicksilver Lodge and Village Inn Rooms have flat screen TV/DVD. There is a selection of DVD rentals in the Village Inn Registration Office for $4.00 each.

Is there free parking?2018-03-06T09:21:24-08:00

Yes, we have plenty of conveniently located free parking. Please see the map.

Location / Layout at Crystal

Which hotels does Crystal Hotels operate?2017-02-20T23:44:57-08:00

Crystal Mountain Hotels operates all three hotels located at the base of Crystal Mountain, walking distance from the Gondola.  The three hotels are the Alpine Inn, the Quicksilver Lodge, and the Village Inn. View a Map of the hotels here.

What is the distance of the hotels from each other and the Gondola?2017-02-20T23:44:57-08:00

A 5-minute walk.

What is the distance from the grocery store?2018-01-31T18:31:50-08:00

There is a small market with a selection of frozen gourmet dinner and other convenience items 8 miles down the road at Alta Crystal Resort. Greenwater, a 30-minute drive, has a gas station with a general store. The major supermarkets are located in Enumclaw (a 45-minute drive), or Packwood  (1 hour in the Summer).

How do you get to Mt Rainier from Crystal Mountain?2017-02-20T23:53:20-08:00

From Crystal Mountain, Mt Rainier’s NE entrance is closed in the winter due to snow fall over the passes. Mt. Rainier National Park entrance is located just 6 miles from Crystal Mountain on Highway 410. This entrance accesses Chinook Pass, Cayuse Pass, Sunrise and White River and continues on to Paradise over Cayuse Pass. Paradise is 1.5 hours driving through Mt. Rainier National Park in the summer and 3+ hours in the winter due to pass closures.

Dining Options

What are the hours for the Alpine Inn Restaurant?2022-11-18T13:55:49-08:00

It varies per season. Please check with the front desk.

Winter 2022/2023:

  • Breakfast: 7:00am – 10:00am
  • Lunch: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Dinner 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Summer Lunch is 11am-5pm

What are The Snorting Elk hours?2022-11-18T13:58:08-08:00

It varies per season, Please check with the front desk.

Winter 2022/2023:

Snorting Elk Cellar:

  • Daily: 11:00am – Close (10:00pm earliest)

Snorting Elk Deli:

  • Sunday – Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 11:00am – 9:00pm


Summer: 2pm-10pm

What are the Summit House dining hours and logistics2017-02-21T00:06:32-08:00

It varies per season. Please check here for Summit House hours and menus.

What are the base area restaurant hours?2017-02-21T00:07:47-08:00

It varies per season, please check at Crystal Mountain for Day Lodge, Bullwheel and Grill Hours and menus.

What are the Sunrise eating options?2017-02-21T00:08:51-08:00

Summer operations only. Sunrise Lodge is open during summer months with snack bar type items including soft-serve ice cream.

Tell me about the “Trail Lunches To Go”?2017-02-21T00:09:55-08:00

Summer only. You can purchase a Trail Lunch from the Alpine Inn Restaurant which typically consists of made-to-order sandwhich, snack bar, fruit, chips and water. Order in advance and you can pick up at breakfast.

Area Attractions

How do you play disc golf here at Crystal?2018-01-31T18:36:27-08:00

There are no course fees to play, just grab a map and go!

Discs are available to rent at the Village Inn front desk and the Snorting Elk Cellar.

Where can I buy Snorting Elk discs?2017-02-21T00:22:27-08:00

Snorting Elk disc’s are available for sale through the Snorting Elk Cellar and the Village Inn front office.

Where can I get a disc golf map?2017-02-21T00:23:12-08:00

Disc golf maps are available through the Snorting Elk Cellar, Alpine Inn Restaurant, Village Inn front office, and Crystal Mountain Guest Services.

Where can I rent a mountain bike?2018-01-31T18:40:47-08:00

Enumclaw Ski and Mountain Sports is an hour away from Crystal Mountain and they have bike rentals in the summer. (360) 825-6910

Where can I rent skis and snowboards?2018-01-31T18:50:25-08:00

Crystal Mountain has Ski, Snowboard, Snowshoe, and clothing rentals available.

You can also rent skis from Enumclaw Ski and Mountain Sports  which is about an hour away.

What activities are there for children in the summer?2017-02-21T00:30:28-08:00

Please visit our family page for the most information. Some of the activities are stargazing during the meteor shower, horseback guided tours, disc golf, horseshoes, Gondola rides, and Alpine Inn lawn games.

Where are the hiking trails?2017-02-21T00:33:05-08:00

There are hiking trails, starting right at the base of Crystal Mountain!  Please ask at the front desk for current trail conditions. Please see attached hiking map for Crystal Mountain area.  Mt Rainier National Park is a hiker’s paradise!  Please visit our hiking page to learn more.

Where can I find information on the weather forecast?2017-02-21T00:36:17-08:00

Please look on our weather page for information on the forecast and conditions.  Remember to be prepared for all weather conditions regardless of the forecast as you are in the mountains. Thunderstorms and rapid weather changes are not uncommon.

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