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It’s official: Crystal opens Saturday with $25 lift tickets

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Dec. 12, 2008 at 12:45 pm with No Comments »
December 12, 2008 12:45 pm


Tiana Enger

Some couldn’t wait for Saturday’s opening

Tiana Enger of Crystal Mountain says skiers and snowboarders are already camping in the parking lot anticipating the ski area will open tomorrow.


Here’s an e-mail from her confirming Crystal will open tomorrow:


After steady snowfall all day at Crystal Mountain, officials have decided to open with limited operations on Saturday, December 13th. The limited operations will include three of the lower chairlifts; Discovery, Chinook Express and Forest Queen.


Crystal Mountain received 6 new inches of snow today. "We’re hoping for more snow overnight but it’s a start," said John Kircher, General Manager of Crystal Mountain.


Lift tickets will be discounted to $25 due to the limited operations and low-snow. Lift ticket rates are subject to change on Sunday if more lifts and terrain become available – which will depend on the amount of snow received tonight and tomorrow. Crystal plans to remain open daily from 9am-4pm.


There will be live music in the Bullwheel Bar & Grill tomorrow from 3pm-6pm and 8pm-12am to celebrate the official start of the 08-09 ski and snowboard season.


Enger suggests checking Crystal’s website to make sure the ski area is open before heading to the hill.

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