Over the weekend somebody wrote in asking if we allow jumping yet. First, let me apologize for the confusion over the years–though I’m pretty sure none of it was my fault.
Apparently, back in the 1980’s, jumping on designated runs was prohibited for a while. I think it had something to do with insurance or something. In any case, cooler heads prevailed and the big cheeses realized that gravity research is part of what makes skiing & boarding such kick-ass fun. We still ask that you not do nutty stuff that sets a bad example for others, that you not scare the bejesus out of other guests passing by, and that you obey Washington’s law that says you’re not to smack in to objects or other people.
Like most american resorts, we don’t allow inverted aerials (tricks where your feet go above your head) except at some events that make special arrangements for catastrophic injuries. And we don’t allow kicker-building except by pro’s who do it for those events.
Why, you ask? (c’mon, somebody ask!)
Those choosing to come to Crystal mutually exchange access to our services & facilities for agreement to be responsible for their own safety in terms of the inherent risks of skiing & boarding. But the average doof builds a badly-shaped jump in a badly-placed location that’s just not natural, Man! If they don’t hurt themselves they may hurt the next skier/boarder passing by who whacks into what they can’t see in the fog or under some new snow–and we can’t allow that!
So don’t bother going to all the trouble! Crystal’s acreage has plenty of natural terrain that lends itself to all sort of hucks and jibs and tricks. Just keep a partner in sight and remember that natural features aren’t engineered like parks are. Look before you leap to I.D. the "zones" and have a plan for your Approach, Take-off, Manuever, and Landing.
Happy Hucking! -Seacrest Out!