We went to Crystal Mountains this summer while touring Mt. Rainier. The winter was intense last year as a result there was a thick snow cover even during the peak summer of August. People were skiing and snowboarding in shorts! Fun times! We had a wonderful aerial Gondola ride and lunch at the restaurant on the summit. Food is OK! But the view of Mt. Rainier from the top is spectacular. It is around $20 per person to ride the Gondola.