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Crystal Mountain Skiing

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Season Start/End: 11/24/2017 - 04/01/2018
757ft - 1132ft
28%|47%| 26%| 0%
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from US$3.00 to US$69.00
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The base area for Crystal Mountain Resort

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.

The base area for Crystal Mountain Resort

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.

The base area for Crystal Mountain Resort

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.



  • 1132ft
  • 375ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 757ft


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  • Beginner Runs


  • Intermediate Runs


  • Advanced Runs


  • Expert Runs


  • Runs


  • mi Pistes

    56.5 mi

  • Terrain Parks


  • Night Skiing

    56 ac

  • Longest Run

    0.3 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    103 ac

  • Snow Making

    96 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 11/24/2017
  • Days Open Last Year: 125
  • Projected Closing: 04/01/2018
  • Projected Days Open: 137
  • Years Open: 62
  • Average Snowfall: 132"

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Crystal Mountain - great day at Crystal Mountain!  - © anonymous
Crystal Mountain - Several runs open over the weekend. Winter has arrived!  - © Howie
Crystal Mountain - A good day to be out on the hill 2 lifts and a few good skiing runs open get out and ski!  - © fran’s iPhone
Crystal Mountain - Thank you crystal mt for a great ski season , skied today and had fun the runs were good   - © fran’s iPhone

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Crystal Mountain Reviews

  • Downriver skier

    • 5
    6th January 2016

    Full review

      An excellent Michigan ski area. Addition of Buck Glades and Buckaroo were very good. Looking forward to the new Backyard runs too....
  • zaiserc

    • 5
    31st March 2015

    Full review

      Best resort in Michigan winter/summer, it doesn't matter you will have a wonderful time and plenty to do in Northern Michigan.

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