With the winter season in full force, many Northerners look to snow sports to fill their free time and to soak in the marvelous powdery mountains. While not all states are able to enjoy winter activities, the Pacific Northwest is home to many mountains and ski resorts, making it a winter haven nearly half the year. Those specifically located in Washington State, especially in the greater Seattle area, often look to Crystal Mountain for their winter cravings, such as skiing and snowboarding.
Crystal Mountain Terrain Parks
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort is located southeast of Seattle in the Cascade Mountain Range and is the largest ski area in the whole state. Totaling 2,600 acres, Crystal Mountain features over 50 named runs of all difficulty levels, as well as nearly a dozen lifts. In addition to the slopes, Crystal Mountain also offers a variety of terrain parks.
Terrain parks offer more possibilities than the slopes alone. While there is plenty of fun to be had on the slopes, it is also worth checking out the terrain parks and really putting your skills to the test. At Crystal Mountain, you’ll find four different parks that can be enjoyed by almost any skill level.
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Disco Park features uneven terrain and small ramps and bumps, as well as short boxes and rails. Moreover, Quicksilver Park features larger hills and ramps that are certain to catch you some air. Similarly, Jump Line looks made for catching air over and over again, while Park Smart seems to be for those who are up for a greater challenge. While these parks and terrains are for the enjoyment of riders, it is still important to acknowledge and keep risks in mind.
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort is currently open for the season and will shut down for the season in mid-April. If you’re a Washingtonian looking for a short trip to the mountains, or even a Floridian looking for a place to vacation, Crystal Mountain is the place to visit.
If you’re a cannabis consumer and a winter sports enthusiast, you may be tempted to combine the two. In fact, people have combined cannabis and shredding since before the first lift was ever built. While this isn’t legal nor encouraged, if you do find yourself shredding high, there are some things to keep in mind and learn.
Be Mindful of Where You Are
It is always important to be mindful of where you are and who you are around. While it is not legal to smoke anywhere at a ski resort, if you do decide to do so, be considerate and do it in a less populated area. Additionally, even if you consumed prior to arriving, it is still important to stick to a low population area. Try to check out a place deeper inside the forest where you can relax, enjoy nature, and really get immersed into the magic of the mountain.
Conversely, you could consume THC edibles before heading to the slopes to avoid any trouble with on-site consumption. Consider stopping by Mr. Bills of Buckley before heading up the mountain for any of your pre or post shred sesh cannabis needs.
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Learn Before You Leap
Moreover, it is important to learn before you leap. Take your time getting a feel for the terrain, as well as how it may feel while high on cannabis before you try anything risky or challenging.
Furthermore, athletes often rave about the benefits of cannabis, preventing issues such as muscle inflammation and pain. Therefore, even if you are not looking to combine cannabis with your slope experience, it may be a great choice afterward for recovery.
Skiing and snowboarding is an experience unlike any other. If you’re comfortable on your equipment, then go enjoy yourself. Have fun, explore the deeper parts of the mountain, and take your time immersing yourself in the otherworldliness of it all.
If you’re in need of any cannabis products before or after the slopes, stop by Mr. Bills of Buckley for whatever your needs may be. We offer a wide variety of premium weed products at affordable prices for whatever your preference may be.