One of the Heartland's most popular family ski resorts, [R123R, Crystal Mountain], will be ending its discount season pass sale Monday, Oct. 31. Parent's Magazine recently named them as one of the "Ten Best Winter Resorts for Families" in the nation.


A Premier Pass, good anytime the area is open, is currently $299 for adults, juniors (9-15) and seniors (60+). A child's (eight and under) pass is $20. There are no blackout dates with this pass. A Pick-a-Day Pass is $159, and it also entitles you to $10 off lift tickets on non-pass days. The Day Break Pass—valid for skiing/riding from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. midweek, excluding holidays—is $159. A Cross Country Unlimited Pass, allowing you full use of the resort's 40 kilometers of groomed trails, is $99 for adults and $59 for juniors and seniors. Click here for more season pass information.


Crystal installed a new fixed-grip, quad-chair with a loading conveyor on Loki. Since the new chair allows skier and riders to go under it, they were also able to expand and reshape the terrain on both Loki and Thor, two of the resort's more popular expert runs. Two new Bungalows at Crystal Glen were added, and the resort invested over a quarter-million dollars in the Head BYS rental system for their rental shop.


Pass holders receive a number of perks. They save half-off on midweek lift tickets at ski areas in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Virginia. Some of the areas included are Bristol Mountain, Holiday Valley, Seven Springs, Jiminy Peak, Okemo Mountain, Mt. Sunapee, and Wintergreen to name just a few. They also receive half-off midweek lift tickets at Swiss Valley and Timber Ridge in Michigan, Ski Snowstar in Illinois, and get discounts on lodging and cross country ski passes at Crystal.