fast lifts, good rentals, great runs, tons of runs and super nice resort
Crowds can be a little overbearing
I've been skiing all over Michigan and Crystal is by far my favorite ski resort in the state. I drive up there with my family for a nice long day of skiing whenever I get the chance. Out of all of resorts I've been too in michigan(boyne mountain, boyne highlands, caber fae, and brule) crystal has the best rental equipment, faculty, artificial snow quality and runs. I am an expert level skier and a intermediate level snowboarder so I have a nice basis for comparison. If you plan to stay at the hotel or rent a cottage I highly recommend cyrstal mountain because of its above average night life and crowd.