Mt. Rainier & Crystal Mountain Lodging

Mt. Rainer Gondola Spring Scenic Rides

gondolaIf you’re looking for a spring Mt. Rainier experience, look no further than the Mt. Rainier Gondola at Crystal Mountain.  Couple a scenic Gondola ride with snowshoeing, a gourmet lunch, hiking at the lower elevations or just basking in the sunshine, and you have the perfect recipe for a spring getaway.  Our Mt. Rainier lodging partners even have some incredible spring deals to sweeten the pot.

The Mt. Rainier Gondola is open for scenic rides daily through April 17, and then weekends starting Memorial Day weekend.  (The summer season starts June 24 and runs all the way through September 18 when the Gondola will be open daily.)

The enclosed 8-passenger cars whisk you across an alpine landscape from 4400′ to 6872′ in about 10 minutes.  At the top, you’ll be greeted with breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier and all the Cascades.

The ski season runs through April 17, and even if you’re not a skier, it’s fun to snowshoe along the ridgeline.  On sunny days, Crystal Mountain sets up chairs so you can relax and soak up the view.  The Summit House Restaurant, Washington’s highest restaurant, is also open for lunch on days the Mt. Rainier Gondola is open.

Mt. Rainier Lodging partners’ spring deals even include weekends in the spring.   It’s the perfect time to plan a getaway.

For more information on Mt. Rainier scenic Gondola rides, visit Crystal Mountain’s website