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Crystal Mountain – Celts & Kayaks – March 21, 2020 (Cancelled)
[ March 21, 2020; ] Cheers to a fun-filled St. Patrick's weekend, with plenty of activities for everyone, including Crystal Mountain's epic Kayak on the Snow Race. Saturday, March 21 Open-to-Close:  Dress up in your best St. Patrick's Day attire and receive $10 off your Open-to-Close window lift ticket! 9am - 4pm: Pot of Gold Challenge - Enter your best guess to [...]

Crystal Mountain – Retro Weekend – March 28, 2020 (Cancelled)
[ March 28, 2020; ] It's time for a retro flashback and its happening at Crystal Mountain! Dress in your favorite retro clothing. Skiers & Boarders in FULL COSTUME receive $10 OFF an open-to-close lift ticket. Lift ticket is valid Saturday, March 19, 2016 only.

Crystal Mountain – Michigan Beer & Brat Festival – May 23, 2020
[ May 23, 2020; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kick off the summer with this Memorial Day weekend tradition at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy live entertainment while sampling an enormous selection of Michigan's finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Lodging Package Package includes General Admission to the Michigan Beer and Brat Festival, festival tickets, [...]

Crystal Mountain – 2019 – 20 Season Passes
Premier Season Pass Up to $379 Unlimited downhill skiing and riding all winter. No blackout dates. Available for Adults, Juniors, Children, Seniors and Superior skiers and riders, plus Military members College students! Midweek Pass $219 Valid Monday – Friday from open-to-close. Available for ages 7-79. Blackout dates: 12/27/19 – 12/31/19. Sunday Pass $219 Ski and ride on Sunday from open-to-close all winter. Valid [...]

Crystal Mountain – News and Specials via Facebook
Crystal Mountain is the Midwest’s favorite golf, ski & spa resort destination. Located in northern Michigan’s Benzie County, 28 miles southwest of Traverse City, a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Lake Michigan. Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction iconsCrystal Mountain Saturday March 21st, 2020 - 12:07 [...]

What’s New This Winter at Crystal Mountain – 2018 / 2019
Not unlike a snowflake, each winter at Crystal Mountain is a little different. There’s always something new. A year ago the very first drinks were being poured at the Bru Bar. The doors opened to the Mountain Market and guests got their first glances at the snow swept landscape from the balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows [...]

Crystal Mountain Photos
Crystal Mountain – Photos – 2016 Below are the latest photos from the Crystal Mountain Resort Page On Facebook. Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction iconsCrystal Mountain Saturday March 21st, 2020 - 12:07 pm MARCH 21 UPDATEA message from our COO, John Melcher:The past several weeks have presented all of us [...]

Snowmaking at Crystal Mountain
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Powder Day at Crystal Mountain – January 15, 2011
‎8″ of new snow fell overnight, turning the slopes of Crystal Mountain into a powder playground – and there’s more snow in the forecast! Here are a few photos from the Crystal Mountain page on Facebook. Powder Day! – January 15, 2011 26 new photos View the complete photo album on Facebook >>>> More News From Crystal [...]

Powder Day at Crystal Mountain, Michigan – 12.12.2010
From Crystal Mountain – Some scenes from the slopes this past Sunday after the season’s first major winter storm blanketed the slopes of Crystal Mountain with well over a foot of snow. Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> More News From Crystal Mountain Resort

Crystal Mountain – Spring Fling 2016 – Photos
We had an absolute blast at Spring Fling today! WIth over 100 participants in each individual event, we'd say today was a success.

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Crystal Mountain On Facebook

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Saturday March 21st, 2020 - 12:07 pm

Crystal Mountain

MARCH 21 UPDATE

A message from our COO, John Melcher:

The past several weeks have presented all of us with concerns never before seen. In this environment, staying connected with information is more important than ever.

After careful consideration and out of abundance of caution and safety for our staff and our guests, we will be closing our resort operations, including all lodging, on Sunday.

While we cannot underestimate the extreme fluidity of our situation, our goal is to resume normal operations of the resort on Monday, April 13.

We don’t know when the coronavirus will be contained and normalcy restored. But when that times comes, please be assured we will be here for you and our community.

We continue to share the same belief as many of you – that spending time outdoors and enjoying nature is important to leading a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. And that is why Michigan Legacy Art Park remains open for exploring. (Please keep social distancing and all COVID-19 safety practices in mind while enjoying the outdoors, as recommended by the CDC.)

We are also working on preparing our golf courses for this summer. We will let you know when we are ready!

I have great confidence in our team here at Crystal Mountain. We’ve weathered storms in the past and we'll get through this one, too. We’re all in this together.

Be safe and be well.

Sincerely,
John Melcher
Chief Operating Officer
Crystal Mountain
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MARCH 21 UPDATE

A message from our COO, John Melcher:

The past several weeks have presented all of us with concerns never before seen. In this environment, staying connected with information is more important than ever. 

After careful consideration and out of abundance of caution and safety for our staff and our guests, we will be closing our resort operations, including all lodging, on Sunday. 

While we cannot underestimate the extreme fluidity of our situation, our goal is to resume normal operations of the resort on Monday, April 13. 

We don’t know when the coronavirus will be contained and normalcy restored. But when that times comes, please be assured we will be here for you and our community.  

We continue to share the same belief as many of you – that spending time outdoors and enjoying nature is important to leading a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. And that is why Michigan Legacy Art Park remains open for exploring. (Please keep social distancing and all COVID-19 safety practices in mind while enjoying the outdoors, as recommended by the CDC.) 

We are also working on preparing our golf courses for this summer. We will let you know when we are ready!

I have great confidence in our team here at Crystal Mountain. We’ve weathered storms in the past and well get through this one, too. We’re all in this together.  

Be safe and be well.

Sincerely,
John Melcher
Chief Operating Officer
Crystal Mountain

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We are so sad to miss our spring break tradition of heading north to ski. We will be back next year for sure (and we might even plan a summer trip too.)

We will be ready to visit when you open! Thank you for being a responsible and sensitive corporate citizen.👍🍀

Thanks, John. Emma and I will look forward to returning once you're back up and running. Thanks for a great season.

Thank you for making the hard decision for the safety of all.

The slopes look beautiful and yet lonely untouched. We will miss coming to ski in a few weeks as we'd planned. But we understand. See you next year. Love Crystal Mountain.

Will be back next winter for skiing!

Thank You Crystal Mountain!

Is this cause you had a guest that was positive for it???

Well said Sir

#LoveCrystalMountain #StaySafe

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Tuesday March 17th, 2020 - 4:10 pm

Crystal Mountain

A message from our COO, John Melcher. On behalf of our entire team, thank you for a great season. ... See MoreSee Less

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Does this mean you’ll also be suspending this months membership fee for those who participate since the facility is not in operation ?

Thanks for providing first class facilities and personnel. Looking forward to golf and my 2020/2021 ski pass!⛳🎿👍

I have one punch left on my 3-punch pass which I was hoping to use this weekend. Will you honor it next Winter?

Thanks for everything you do to make Crystal such a great place

Aww good move although I am so sad. See you Crystal Mountain Friends next season. Bonnie And Dan

Thank you for a great season! As a Four Seasons member, I’m willing to give up the last few weeks of spring skiing in order to keep everyone safe. My Crystal Mountain family has had a lot of great snowy weekends on the slopes. Keep us updated and we will see you this summer! JR Rising Jeff Rising Stacy Gronowski Brian Gronowski Shana Gettel Mike Gettel Debbie Ruthig

Well said John. Crystal is a great establishment with dedicated staff.

Thanks for the great season and keeping everyone safe.

Great Resort, thanks for a a personal message on FB

Nice message John Melcher. Thanks for all you and your team do.

Crystal Mtn. doing it right! ❤

That was the right thing to do!

KC KC

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Sunday March 15th, 2020 - 4:21 pm

Crystal Mountain

MARCH 15, 2020: UPDATE ON CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN OPERATIONS

After careful consideration of the quickly changing circumstances around COVID-19, Crystal Mountain will close all ski and snowboard operations for the 2019-2020 season effective at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16.

Our top priority has been the health and well-being of our guests, team members and our community.

In addition to ski operations, retail shops, PEAK Fitness Center and Crystal Spa will cease operations at 4:30 p.m. on Monday. We plan to resume normal operations on Monday, April 6.

All lodging properties will remain open. Restaurants and Mountain Market will remain open based on situational needs and with a commitment to social distancing. Some outdoor recreation activities will be available. Hours of operation will be posted in "This Week at Crystal."

We sincerely apologize to all guests currently at Crystal Mountain or those planning to come for a ski trip or vacation. Given the short notice, we have relaxed our cancellation and refund policy. Guests with arrivals between now and April 5 are welcome to cancel without penalty.

If you have a lodging reservation, please know that a representative will be in touch soon. We anticipate higher than normal call volume and apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

To contact our Reservations Department, please call 855-402-2148. All updates will be posted on www.CrystalMountain.com and www.CrystalMountain.com/update.

We plan to resume all normal operations on Monday, April 6. But circumstances are changing and we will update you as needed.
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MARCH 15, 2020: UPDATE ON CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN OPERATIONS

After careful consideration of the quickly changing circumstances around COVID-19, Crystal Mountain will close all ski and snowboard operations for the 2019-2020 season effective at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16.
 
Our top priority has been the health and well-being of our guests, team members and our community.
 
In addition to ski operations, retail shops, PEAK Fitness Center and Crystal Spa will cease operations at 4:30 p.m. on Monday. We plan to resume normal operations on Monday, April 6.
 
All lodging properties will remain open. Restaurants and Mountain Market will remain open based on situational needs and with a commitment to social distancing. Some outdoor recreation activities will be available. Hours of operation will be posted in This Week at Crystal.
 
We sincerely apologize to all guests currently at Crystal Mountain or those planning to come for a ski trip or vacation. Given the short notice, we have relaxed our cancellation and refund policy. Guests with arrivals between now and April 5 are welcome to cancel without penalty.
 
If you have a lodging reservation, please know that a representative will be in touch soon. We anticipate higher than normal call volume and apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
 
To contact our Reservations Department, please call 855-402-2148. All updates will be posted on www.CrystalMountain.com and www.CrystalMountain.com/update.
 
We plan to resume all normal operations on Monday, April 6. But circumstances are changing and we will update you as needed.

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As I totally understand, but just curious as we were gonna use our last pass March 28th...will this be able to be extended into next year?

I made plans based on your most recent posting, this one and made the drive up to grab the last two hours of skiing with two kids. We arrived at 2:15 to be turned away and denied. Was told could not honor pass for today, that you closed at 2. I expected restaurant to close at 3 due to governors order. Very disappointed. If you were closing at 2 then that should have been posted. Not 4:30. I understand the 3pm fit restaurant per governor. But not slopes at 2. Will you be honoring those with passes that got turned away today? Perhaps a chat with staff and marketing is in order.,

I have two passes I was going to use next week. Can I get them extended to next year?

Was just there yesterday, as a nurse I really felt this was a great option for families right now. Your hands and face are covered, your not in very close proximity to anyone. We avoid eating inside by packing a lunch. I understand this was most likely a tough choice on your part, just sad to see.

Thanks for giving us some notice! Our kids have had a great time! One more day tomorrow 👍

We have season passes (live in Chicago) and this will greatly impact our value of the season passes. While I completely understand the closure of the facilities, will there be a discount on season passes for next year for current season pass holders since we were unable to basically use the last month of our passes??

Thank you for keeping open today!! We just enjoyed a great time and our kids got some pe time that they will be missing while school is out

While this decision was surely difficult, it is 100% the right one. Thank you for keeping the community safe. ❤️

You were my last hope and now you’re also closing cause a few people have caught a cold?

I can't imagine that was an easy decision to come to. I feel bad for all the families vacations that are now ruined, but even worse for all of the families that depend on their income working there to survive.

Bummer....It was nice to finish the season on a fun blue bird day!

Thank you for another awesome snow season!

We had so much fun at the spa yesterday and I am glad we got in before you closed.

Totally understand but seriously bummed 😫😫

Have a great summer.

Four seasons members?

Is nick still working

Lame....fear mongering strikes again..

Good call.

Richard Somsel

William VanderMeeden IV

Karyn Unger😞😞

Dominic Messina Gino Messina Alexa Messina

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Saturday March 14th, 2020 - 12:31 pm

Crystal Mountain

We loved seeing the hard work these designers put into their cardboard sleds for this year’s Cardboard Classic. While the the race was cancelled, all of these creations were award worthy! We’ll see you at the starting line next year! ... See MoreSee Less

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These are amazing! Kudos to all you talented creators.

They are all great...but I think Don's should win...

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