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Crystal Mountain – Mardi Gras on the Mountain – March 2 – 3, 2018

Let the good times roll at Crystal Mountain this Mardi Gras Weekend!

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Friday, March 2

6pm – Mask Making with the Snow Monsters

Make your own Mardi Gras mask with the Snow Monsters! Held in the Crystal Center.

Saturday, March 3

Beads, Beads & More Beads

Keep your eye out, beads are everywhere! Collect all you can with games throughout the day, costume contest and scavenger hunt on the mountain. Houseguests receive their first set of beads upon check-in. Additional beads available for purchase at the Mardi Gras Tent, while supplies last.

N’awlins Namaste

Laissez les bon temps rouler! (a.k.a. “let the good times roll!”) Complete one yoga class and get a strand of beads to celebrate Mardi Gras!

8am – Sunrise Yoga

As the sun rises over the mountain awaken your body with this building to exhilarating practice of yoga. Located at the Peak Fitness Center.

9am – Body Fit

Located at the Peak Fitness Center


• On-hill bead search
• Find and ski with the Mardi Gras Jester

10am – Family Yoga*

*Ages 7 and up are welcome with an adult. Space is limited – please register in advance by calling 888.968.7686 ext. 7300.

11:30am – Aromatherapy Yoga

Held at the Peak Fitness Center

Noon – 5pm: DJ Dance Party, BBQ & Seafood Boil

Dancing, bead contest, face painting, Glitter Tattoos and more! Purchase your Mardi Gras necessities at the slopeside Mardi Gras Shop.

• Louisiana Seafood Boil – Made with andouille sausage, crawfish, shrimp, corn and potatoes for $9.95.

• BBQ Chicken Quarters – Served with corn and potatoes for $7.50.

2pm – Stylin’ on the Slopes Costume Contest

Strut your creative Mardi Gras purple, gold and green costumes on the slopes! Participants receive beads for creativity and enthusiasm. Meet at the Lodge slopeside tent at 2pm for judging. Top adult male and female will be crowned King/Queen of the Mountain and win a 2018-19 Premier Season Pass!

2-5pm – Drink Specials in the Vista Lounge

Enjoy drink specials from Stormcloud Brewing Company in the Vista Lounge!

3pm – Mardi Gras Open Jam

Open to both Skiers and Snowboarders. Prizes awarded to top 3 in each division. All participants are entered into a drawing to win a 2018-19 Season Pass! Now just $10, includes March on the Mountain Tee and giveaways! Registration available online or day of at the registration tent from Noon -3pm.

Online Registration Opens January 27 »

8pm – Midnight: Live Music at the Vista Lounge

Featuring Fremont John and the Contrarians! Playing a fun mix of originals and Classic covers. Enjoy drink specials from Stormcloud Brewing Company!


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