Crystal Mountain Hotels are right on the mountain and offer a great way to get on the slopes early to enjoy the fresh uncut powder. They have many hotel accommodations available some of which have kitchens, common areas for playing poker, pools and hottubs. Bring your own breakfast and eat at one of the many lodges or restaurants on the mountain for lunch and dinner. The only problem we have ever encountered is the occasional noisy bathroom fan from other rooms whose lodgers forgot to turn them off.
Crystal Mountain has had a wonderful snow filled year and just extended their 2006 season through April 16th!