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Crystal Mountain, MI Ski Resort

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# 7Beginner Terrain in North America
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# 2Intermediate Terrain in Michigan
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Overview

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.

More than 200 luxury suites, hotel rooms, condominiums, and resort homes can accommodate over 1,300 guests within walking distance of the slopes.

Terrain

Crystal Mountain has terrain to suit all ability levels from avid skiers to seasoned snowboarders. The ski area is home to 58 downhill trails with a good mix of beginner to advanced terrain. The ski area is also host to cross country skiing and provides over 25 kilometers of groomed cross country trails.

The resort contains wide open groomed slopes connected via a modern chairlift system. The village has multiple lodging, dining and shopping options to explore. The resort also offers over 80 acres to explore with snowshoes.

Inside Scoop

Crystal Mountain provides downhill, cross country, and snowboard lessons for individual or groups. The ski area has an excellent children's ski program for ages three and up. Ski shop, ski tuning, nursery, restaurants, pub, shopping 10 miles away, hospital 18 miles away, and rentals.

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

54"
34"
23"
11"
0"
4"
Nov
31"
Dec
45"
Jan
28"
Feb
11"
Mar
0"
Apr
0"
May

Terrain Overview

28%
Beginners Runs
47%
Intermediate Runs
26%
Advanced Runs
58
Runs in Total
79.3 mi
Runs in Total
0.3 mi
Longest Run
102 ac
Skiable Terrain
56 ac
Night Skiing
96 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 8

1
High Speed Quads
3
Quad Chairs
2
Triple Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

1132'
Summit
375'
Vertical Drop
757'
Base

Important Dates

December 11, 20212021/12/11
Projected Opening
April 03, 20222022/04/03
Projected Closing
130
Projected Days Open
108
Days Open Last Year
66
Years Open
132"
Average Snowfall
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