Driving Directions to Crystal Mountain

Comprehensive and detailed driving directions so you can spend less time driving and more time skiing at Crystal Mountain.

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Crystal Mountain

A North Michigan winter is like no other. On a rise above the Betsie Valley, and a short trip away from massive Lake Michigan, is Crystal Mountain, a favorite among Midwest skiers and riders. Crystal is a family-owned and operated ski resort and they work hard to keep guests coming back.

Trails and a small stream meander through the village, while the Scottish-themed Kinlochen Lodge looms over the golf course and ski runs. Snowboarders are welcome everywhere on the mountain and there are special terrain features that keep it fun whether you're sliding on one board or two.

By Car:

From Detroit: Take I-75 north to US-10 west (north of Zilwaukee Bridge). US-10 will merge with US-27 near Clare, and then separate again just north of Clare. Continue to follow US-10 west, exiting at M-115 west (just prior to expressway ending, sign indicates M-115 west to Cadillac). Follow M-115 west roughly 70 miles. Crystal Mountain is on left hand side of M-115. 

From Grand Rapids: Take US 131 north toward Cadillac, exit M-115 west (Frankfort/Clare exit). Follow M-115 west 39 miles; Crystal Mountain is on left hand side of M-115. 

From Lansing: Take US-27 north, Exit onto US-10 west, just north of Clare. Follow eight miles to M-115 west exit (just prior to expressway ending, sign indicates M-115 west to Cadillac). Follow M-115 west roughly 70 miles. Crystal Mountain is on left hand side of M-115. 

From Cadillac: Take M-115 west from US-131 (West Cadillac-Frankfort/Claire exit). Crystal Mountain is located 39 miles from Cadillac on left hand side of M-115. 

From Manistee: Drive 21 miles north on US-31. Turn east on County Road 602, then 7 miles to M-115. Turn west to Crystal's entrance. 

From Traverse City: Take US-31 south to Thompsonville Rd. (County Rd. 669), 10 mi. past Interlochen. Follow 669 south to Thompsonville. Turn right at blinker light, two miles to Crystal. 

From Ft. Wayne or Indianapolis: Take I-69 north to US-27. Follow US-27 north, Exit onto US-10 west, just north of Clare. Follow eight miles to M-115 west exit (just prior to expressway ending, sign indicates M-115 west to Cadillac). Follow M-115 west roughly 70 miles. Crystal Mountain is on left hand side of M-115.

From Chicago: Take I-94 E/NE to US-196 (just north of St. Joseph/Benton Harbor). Follow US-196 north to Holland. Continue north on 196 to Grand Rapids, getting on US-131 north (towards Cadillac). Follow US 131 north to Cadillac, exiting at M-115 west (Frankfort/Clare exit). Follow M-115 west 39 miles; Crystal Mountain is on left hand side of M-115.

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