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Related Regions: Michigan, United States, North America

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.

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Elevation

  • 1132ft
    Summit
  • 375ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 757ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 3
  • 2
  • 0
  • 2
  • 8
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    22%

  • Intermediate Runs

    48%

  • Advanced Runs

    30%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    58

  • mi Pistes

    56.5 mi

  • Terrain Parks

    3

  • Night Skiing

    56 ac

  • Longest Run

    0.3 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    102 ac

  • Snow Making

    96 ac

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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.

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.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/22/201804/07/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    120
  • Projected Days Open
    135
  • Years Open
    62
  • Average Snowfall
    132"

Best Crystal Mountain Hotels

Hotel Exterior at Dusk
1650 South Mitchell Street Cadillac, 49601
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Pool Area
6001 E M-115 Cadillac, 49601
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
One of our newly renovated rooms
7880 Mackinaw Trail Cadillac, 49601
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Crystal Mountain Reviews

Downriver skier
6th January 20165
An excellent Michigan ski area. Addition of Buck Glades and Buckaroo were very good. Looking forward to the new Backyard runs too....Full review
zaiserc
31st March 20155
Best resort in Michigan winter/summer, it doesn't matter you will have a wonderful time and plenty to do in Northern Michigan.Full review
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