Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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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

    28%

  • Intermediate Runs

    47%

  • Advanced Runs

    26%

  • 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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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.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/28/202004/05/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    120
  • Projected Days Open
    135
  • Years Open
    64
  • Average Snowfall
    132"

More Info

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.

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Crystal Mountain Reviews

Stan undefined
3rd February 20205
Cross country, down hill, fat tire trails. Wife loves the Spa. Outside and indoor hot tubs. Good restaurants!Full review
john adams
12th December 20195
Family friendly 4 season resort with tons of activities for kids! Nice variety of accommodations, restaurants, skiing for every ability, trails to...Full review
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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation