Quicksilver – Crystal Mountain, WA

Skytrac relocated this quad chair from Deer Valley to Crystal in 2014.
This lift follows a new, shorter alignment from the previous double chair.
View down the lift line.
Middle part of the lift line.
Looking up the line.
View down.
Looking up the line.
Lower lift line.
Another view up.
The first few towers.
Lift line overview.
Loading area with conveyor.
Lift overview.
View leaving the bottom station.
Riding up the line.
Breakover towers.
Arriving at the drive station.
Drive station.

8 thoughts on “Quicksilver – Crystal Mountain, WA

  1. AvocadoAndy March 27, 2019 / 9:56 pm

    What a weird lift. Why wouldn’t they make this more accessible? Really odd choice for where they decided to put the stations. Not a fan.

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    • Dhowe March 28, 2019 / 6:54 pm

      Also, it’s a fun lift to lap and extending the base lower down would leave a flat runout. My only complaint about quicksilver is that it rarely runs midweek

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    • pbropetech December 11, 2021 / 6:12 pm

      One can still access it from chair 8. I agree, though, it would have been nice to have it at the actual bottom of the hill. I hated hiking to the bottom of old 4 after they removed the old rope tows, and then they moved it uphill, and now there’s this. Seems CM doesn’t quite know what to do with this pod.

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      • Joe Blake December 11, 2021 / 6:51 pm

        JK didn’t, anyway. Too much coke, maybe.

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  2. Cameron Halmrast March 28, 2019 / 6:21 pm

    Crystal Mountain doesn’t really have a “dedicated” beginner area and if the base terminal of this lift was located in the Crystal Mountain base area, experienced skiers would be whizzing by beginners all day long scaring them to them to death. Therefore, having the base terminal located where it currently is helps prevent this.

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    • powderforever July 3, 2019 / 9:15 am

      They should re align the lift to the top of the snow garden run thus it would be easier to access forest queen express and other green runs

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    • pbropetech April 18, 2022 / 8:34 pm

      I know you’ve skied here, but most experts return to the base area via Skid Road/Arwine’s/whatever they call it now and not lower Quicksilver. There isn’t a great deal of space between 8 and 11 anyway, so my point should probably be discounted.

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  3. Donald Reif July 2, 2019 / 11:21 pm

    The former Deer Crest lift looks like it’s still good as new.

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