Gold Hill History
1962 Ward Meeks purchases “Silver Reef Lode” from Summit Mining & Reduction Company.
1963 First year of operation of the Crystal Mountain “T-Bar” surface lift.
1964 Meeks build first home, which is featured in Life Magazine series “Great Homes.”
Meeks develops first phases of new community, which he names Gold Hill:
1966 Gold Hill 1st Addition: 9 lots
1968 Gold Hill 2nd Addition: 11 lots
1975 Short Plat, 4 lots
1977 Meeks initiates Gold Hill 3rd Addition, but is stalled due to increased regulatory requirements.
1986 T-Bar surface lift is replaced with Gold Hill Chairlift.
1996 Gold Hill is integrated into Crystal Mountain water system.
2002 Last new-construction home built
2007 Gold Hill is rezoned by Pierce County as “Master Planned Resort.”
2008 Final phase of development initiated.
2016 Gold Hill Community Club votes unanimous support of final phase and final lots released.
2017 Development construction begin.
2018 Development construction complete, reserved lots are transferred to owners.
2019 Begin home construction on first three lots.
Tomorrow – Crystal Mountain
2018 Expand snow making to Mid-Mountain.
2018 Relocate base of Discovery and Gold Hill lifts; install 350’ of Beginner Carpet to base of lifts.
2019 Overnight Lodging and Meeting Facilities
2020 Summit House Restaurant Expansion
2021 Kelly’s Gap Lift (B Lot to Right Angle Ridge above base of Green Valley Lift)
Other projects up for consideration: Bullion Basin lift, Restaurant in Green Valley, Replacing Rainier Express, Underground Locker Room. (Crystal Mountain plans subject to change with fluctuations in weather and market demand.)