If you’re going skiing this winter, you might as well do it right, so consider Crystal Mountain. There is no larger ski resort in Washington State, and nothing more jaw-dropping than the views you will get in the heart of the Cascades, with every angle a postcard shot, and head-turning views of Mt. Rainier. Crystal Mountain is here for the taking, only two hours from Seattle. Nature enthusiasts the world over agree that there is nothing more enriching than being stripped raw in the wild, exposed to the elements, and spirit soaring on nature’s best gift: marijuana.
Explore the bounty on offer at Have A Heart Skyway. It’s the best pot shot navigation-wise on your way to Crystal Mountain. Cruise on into this most excellent Skyway weed shop and get stoked on how well stocked they are in everything from flowers to edibles to concentrates to scrumptious cannabis-infused delights like chocolates, hard candies, mints and tonics. We recommend stocking up here, we all know how much more healthy it will be than the very-limited road food on the menu. Take a minute to prep in advance by visiting the Have a Heart Skyway Menu here.
Did you know you can go to Crystal Mountain and score additional deals? Plan a special trip with the whole family or crew and qualify for special group rates, or get season passes if you just can’t get enough. There’s also Scenic Gondola those dizzying heights and breathtaking views with the Crystal Mountain Scenic Gondola rides. Seriously, it’d be a sin not to get ripped for this – it could end up being the ride of your life. Once you’re up at 2500 feet, make sure to drink in all of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range. For your non-skier friends, there’s also snowshoe tours and other fun activities.
Once you’re there, you have to visit the Summit House, Washington’s highest elevation restaurant. Here are some helpful tips on how to make reservations for the Summit House Restaurant. You don’t have to be a snow bunny to eat here but you do have to bring your appetite. There’s also all manner of live entertainment and events. Don’t fret if you don’t have the perfect skiing gear. At Crystal Lake, they also provide ski rentals and snowboards. After a day on the slopes you can get blitzed before you get cozy in the lodge or visit the fireside bistro. Tip: don’t forget the first stop for Skyway weed!
At Crystal Lake, you can sign up for daily lessons on all snow sports and multi-sports teams. If you’re a bit more advanced, or a hardcore athlete, learn how you can sign up for the Crystal Freeride Development program here. Lift off!
Bonus: Visit Have a Heart Skyway, our favorite Skyway pot shop and show the budtender your recent Leafly review to get 10% off your purchase!