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Crystal Mountain ~ Holiday Trail Celebration ~ November 24, 2023

Crystal Mountain - Holiday Trail Celebration

Enjoy a festive tour through Crystal’s quaint resort village. Each trail stop offers unique activities, plus food & beverage and retail sales, including Black Friday specials!

Pick up your Holiday Trails Guide from one of the following locations: Front Desk, Park at Water’s Edge and the Mountain Market. Please limit guides to one per family.

On the back of your Holiday Trails Guide, write your name, address and phone number and return to the Park at Water’s Edge by 7:55pm for a chance to win. Prize drawing held at 8pm. Guests must be 18+ to be eligible to win prizes; need not be present to win. Please, one entry per family.


5 – 5:30pm: First Light Celebration with Santa

Holiday Trails will kick-off with Santa making his way through the resort core beginning at 5pm from Kinlochen to the Crystal Center on a Horse Drawn Surrey. He’ll use his holiday magic to help light Crystal Mountain’s holiday tree at 5:30pm during our First Light Celebration. Plus, we’ll sing along to holiday favorites with Izzy Wallace.

5:30 – 8pm: Holiday Trail Stops

Trail Stop: Park at Water’s Edge

  • Outdoor Laser Tag – Sessions at 5:30pm, 6:15pm, 7pm, 7:45pm and 8:30pm. $15 per person. Online Waiver Required. Advanced reservations required, call the Park at Water’s Edge at 231-378-2238 .
  • Ice Skate Rentals – $12 per person, per hour (weather permitting)
  • Holiday Trees – $20 each. Four Seasons Club Members receive 20% off!
  • Build-A-Buddy Kits with holiday outfit – $40
  • Raffle Entry Location – Turn in your Holiday Trail Map with your 5 trail stop stamps and be entered to win a prize!

Trail Stop: Barr Park Lawn

  • Visit with Santa
  • Meet Santa’s Reindeer!
  • Warm up at our fire pit.
  • Get a hot chocolate or hot cider at the Barr Park Shack

Trail Stop: Bru Bar

  • Drink Specials

Trail Stop: Mountain Market

  • Create Your Own Hot Cocoa Station
  • Black Friday Retail specials
  • Black Friday Gift Card Special

Trail Stop: Peak Fitness Center

  • Glitter Tattoos – $10 each
  • Black Friday Retail specials at Peak Boutique
  • Kids DIY Spa Gift Making Station

Trail Stop: Crystal Spa

  • Black Friday Gift Card Special
  • Black Friday Retail specials

Trail Stop: Kinlochen

  • Black Friday Retail specials
  • Putting Game – Putt for an extra discount!

Trail Stop: Mountain Sports

  • 20% off Stöckli skis
  • 10% off all other hardgoods
  • 20% off winter jackets and pants

Additional Activities

Horse Drawn Surrey Rides
Rides begin at 5:30pm and depart every 30 minutes from the Crystal Center. $12 per person for ages 2 and up, free for kids under 2 years old. Reservations required, call the Park at Water’s Edge at  231-378-2238 .

Wild Tomato Patio
Live Music with Izzy Wallace from 6 – 8pm.

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Crystal Mountain ~ First Light Celebration ~ November 24, 2023

Crystal Mountain - First Light Celebration

Our First Light Celebration is now happening during our Holiday Trail Celebration!

Santa will kick off the festivities at 5pm with a Horse Drawn Surrey ride down Crystal Mountain Drive starting from Kinlochen. He’ll hop off at the Crystal Center and use his holiday magic to help us light our tree at 5:30pm sharp! Plus, we’ll sing along to holiday favorites with Izzy Wallace.

Learn more about our Holiday Trail Celebration »

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Shanty Creek – Antrim Ski Academy Ski Swap – November 29, 2014

The Antrim Ski Academy equipment & clothing sale is our biggest fundraiser
of the year and the proceeds go towards funding our scholarship program and helping to
support Antrim County high school ski teams.

CHECK IN
Friday, November 28 • 5 – 8pm

Bring in your equipment and clothing for placement in Saturday’s sale.
We will have experts on hand to help you price your items.
Late check in will be available Saturday morning from 8 – 10am,
but we encourage you to utilize Friday nights check-in.

We accept downhill, cross country and snowboard equipment, ski racks, ice skates
and roller blades. Bindings are accepted but must be mounted to a board.
Clothing, accessories and helmets are also accepted. The club will only accept
serviceable and sellable equipment. Please, no long straight skis.
Antrim Ski Academy will take a 20% commission on all sold goods.

SKI SWAP
Saturday, November 29 • 9am – 5pm
We have lots of quality equipment available all day Saturday and have a good selection
of kids skis and boots throughout the sale. If you can’t make it early, you will still have the
opportunity to find some really good deals.

EQUIPMENT PICK UP
Saturday, November 29 • 5 – 6pm
Any equipment not picked up will become the property of
Antrim Ski Academy and may be disposed of. Sorry, no exceptions.
We will mail out any checks that are not picked up.

PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT ARE USED FOR:
Funding 100% of our scholarship programs. Each season ASA accepts 10-15 scholarship students into our programs, at no cost to the scholarship recipients.

Purchase of new equipment for ASA, including gates, training gates, timers, etc.

Offsetting the costs of ski and snowboard clinics. The fees charged for most of our programs
do not cover the direct costs of coaching and additional funds are required.

In exchange for assisting in running the swap, ASA donates a portion
of the swap proceeds to Antrim County high school race teams.

2014 Antrim Ski Academy Ski Swap
November 28 & 29 • Grand Ballroom at The Lakeview Hotel
Summit Village • Shanty Creek Resorts
5780 Shanty Creek Road • Bellaire, MI 49615

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