Snowshoeing at Crystal Mountain

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photo of Inga and Robert by Scott Duncan

What a great trip! I joined the fan group for the Snorting Elk Apre’s Skiing Adventures at Crystal Mt, WA on Facebook and have received some emails about discounts and special offers at the ski area. Scott and I decided to take advantage of the latest 3 nights for the price of 2 deal. The Village Inn has what they call deluxe pet rooms so we were able to bring Robert along for some snow recreation. The hotel was comfortable and clean and very pet friendly. They even had a dog bed in the room and each day the housekeeper left a cookie and chicken treat for him.

We brought our snowshoes and found some great trails. Scott says, “Today we ventured out of bounds into Pickhandle Basin between East Peak and Pickhandle Ridge. It was serene and very quiet. We are inspired to come back and explore further plus Robbie was beside himself with the joy of being in the snow.” He really had a blast. He never got cold or tired, he met dogs, skiers and kids, figured out that the Tully’s had milkbones and ran and ran. He did run off with a trio of snowboarders at one point but for the most part he stayed with us.

There are several different places to eat up here. The Snorting Elk Cellar is a deli and pub, the Alpine Inn is a fine dining restaurant, and the Tully’s kiosk has hot dogs, sandwiches and chili. At night the stars come all the way down to the mountaintops and we had a beautiful first quarter Moon high above us. I recommend this ski area as a great getaway, whether or not you ski. While we both love to ski we figured that snowshoeing would be more compatible with having Rob along. Have you tried snowshoeing? It is fun and great exercise. I added my snowshoe and book recommendations to my Amazon store. Click the link to the right of the blog to enter the store.

Click the link to see the rest of our photos on flickr.

Click here to watch video of Rob in the snow.

Click this link to check out the restaurants.

Click this one to check out the 3 hotels and make a reservation.

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6 Comments on “Snowshoeing at Crystal Mountain”

  1. ksinkula says:

    It looks beautiful there! Robbie must be having the time of his life! Now you have to get a sled, you know…

  2. […] the original post: Inga's Space » Blog Archive » Snowshoeing at Crystal Mountain Categories : Dog Friendly […]

  3. idthornell says:

    Maybe we’ll see you up there! >^..^<

  4. […] of any circumstances where he would be cold. He is the snow-dog, after all -you can see the proof  in this post if you missed it last winter! #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; […]

  5. Inga says:

    Reblogged this on Inga Duncan Thornell and commented:

    Scott reminded me about this post today, he had all of his co workers watch the video for an afternoon treat! :)

  6. […] Snowshoeing at Crystal Mountain […]


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