Last 24 Hr
Last 48 Hr
Last 72 Hr
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 run. 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. There are 85 acres in which to play and despite the relatively short vertical of 375 feet, one run rambles a half mile. Nine lifts serve 45 slopes of fun, 27 of them illuminated for night skiing seven nights a week.
Projected Opening Ski Season: 11/30/2012
Projected Closing Ski Season: 04/07/2013
Projected Days Open: 136
Days Open Last Year: 96
Years Open: 59
Average Snowfall: 132"
Pros: fast lifts, good rentals, great runs, tons of runs and super nice resort
Cons: Crowds can be a little overbearing
Pros: Variety of runs
Pros: lots of trails and great lodging
Cons: some long lines
Crystal Mountain is offering a great pass deal for next winter and $25 all-day lift tickets until April 7.More