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What’s New This Winter at Crystal Mountain – 2018 / 2019

What's New This Winter at Crystal Mountain
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 of the Inn Residences. This season brings an extra week, gets some added flavor from the Market, sheds new light on the cross-country skiing and figures in a new surface skating in the middle of the village.

A NEW RINK

The winter setting in the midst of Barr Park is among the most magical within the village as skaters and hockey players take turns gliding across the ice. This year the rink will be a little less subject to the meteorological whims of Mother Nature and Old Man Winter. Crystal Mountain will install a new surface with a design that should provide more opportunity for figure-eights and hockey-stops alike. Alongside the new rink will be a new bonfire area in which to both get toasty and toast to a beautiful winter’s day on the mountain.

TEST THE MARKET

With the turning lifts, beautiful snow and Crystal Crispies beckoning from the Clipper Café it can be easy to get distracted from a delectable option in the heart of the village. Just a short walk from the slopes is the Mountain Market, located in the Inn lobby. The locally sourced Ebels meats, artisan cheeses, chef-made sandwiches, salad bar and other snacks (sweet, salty and all flavors between) can be a great break for whatever the meal or a stop to load up on food and drink for an apres ski party. Keep an eye on

Crystal’s Facebook and Instagram pages for special events and offers throughout the winter.

BE A NASTAR

Few ski areas in the Midwest see more NASTAR racers than Crystal Mountain. The course is on the same slope this season but will have a different name that honors one of its most legendary competitors (more details on page 22). In addition to a new price for juniors (two runs for $3) and free pre-race clinics (Monday and Wednesday-Sunday) come some special events. Olympian Daron Rahlves will be here for NASTAR pacesetting trials on December 19, the NASTAR Midwest Championships visit February 9-10 with Medalist Weekend on the schedule March 23-24.

SOLAR-POWERED SKIING

Night-skiing is a Midwest tradition but not just on the downhill trails. For years, Crystal Mountain has lighted five kilometers of its Otter trail for night skiing. The only change to that tradition this year is how the trail is lit. The new lighting won’t rely on a plug but the sun as solar-powered lights brightly illuminate the path ahead for cross-country skiers – only with more energy efficiency.

AN ATOMIC FLEET

The Nordic Center in Kinlochen is literally going Atomic. A new retail line of skis, poles and boots – classic and skate – will be available in the shop this winter. If you haven’t tried cross-country skiing, Winter Trails Day on January 5 is a great opportunity for an introduction and a good workout.

LIFT YOUR SPIRITS AT CRYSTAL SPA

New to the menu of services for this winter, Crystal Spa’s Barrel-aged Body Treatment, Winter Wheat Massage and Tawney Port Pedicure will feature special product infused with Iron Fish spirits. Meanwhile, Table Thai and Thai Foot Reflexology will also be added. This is a modern expression of a more than 2,500-year-old tradition of Asian bodywork using the whole body to treat the whole body. Guests are moved into a series of yoga-like stretches to help increase range of motion and muscular strength. More energizing and dynamic than traditional massage, Thai works with the body’s movement potential on a comfortable mat on the floor or table aiding in recovery and performance.

AN EXTRA WEEK

The chairlifts will stay open a week longer than usual this season, until April 7. Of course to ski and snowboard we’ll still need permission from Mother Nature and Old Man Winter. Regardless, the Edge Adventure Course, Vertical Edge Climbing Wall, indoor pool, fat tire bikes and plenty of other Spring Break activities will offer a fun finish to what is sure to be another spectacular season.

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Wednesday May 27th, 2020 - 10:33 am

Crystal Mountain

Stop by the Mountain Market for delicious Ebel’s Meats, dairy products, fresh produce and more.

Please enter through the main door by the lobby of the Inn. Mountain Market is open daily from 9am - 6pm.
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Stop by the Mountain Market for delicious Ebel’s Meats, dairy products, fresh produce and more.

Please enter through the main door by the lobby of the Inn. Mountain Market is open daily from 9am - 6pm.

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I would drive all the way there for the pretzel bites and cheese dip you used to have on the bar menu!

Friday May 22nd, 2020 - 8:45 am

Crystal Mountain

Celebrate Memorial Day with fresh air, plenty of space, and some friendly competition. 18 holes of championship golf are now open on our Betsie Valley and Mountain Ridge golf courses — and the courses are in fantastic shape!

Plan ahead and book your tee times online for the best savings. Right now, when booking online, you can take advantage of these special holiday rates:

- Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24: $67 for Mountain Ridge or $46 for Betsie Valley

- Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day): $45 for Mountain Ridge or $30 for Betsie Valley

- Tuesday, May 26 through Thursday, May 28: $56 for Mountain Ridge or $42 for Betsie Valley

Book Online: crystalmountain.com/teetime
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Celebrate Memorial Day with fresh air, plenty of space, and some friendly competition. 18 holes of championship golf are now open on our Betsie Valley and Mountain Ridge golf courses — and the courses are in fantastic shape!

Plan ahead and book your tee times online for the best savings. Right now, when booking online, you can take advantage of these special holiday rates:

- Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24: $67 for Mountain Ridge or $46 for Betsie Valley

- Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day): $45 for Mountain Ridge or $30 for Betsie Valley

- Tuesday, May 26 through Thursday, May 28: $56 for Mountain Ridge or $42 for Betsie Valley

Book Online: crystalmountain.com/teetime

Thursday May 21st, 2020 - 4:05 pm

Crystal Mountain

Some of our retail stores will be open this weekend! Visit us at the Mountain Market, Peak Boutique, Kinlochen Pro Shop and Mountain Sports. Don’t miss the Winter Sale in Mountain Sports this Friday – Monday, where you can enjoy up to 50% off all winter merchandise.

Plus, Crystal Spa will begin curbside pick up on Monday, May 25! Call 888-968-7686 ext. 7200 or e-mail spa@crystalmountain.com to order your favorite products.
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Some of our retail stores will be open this weekend! Visit us at the Mountain Market, Peak Boutique, Kinlochen Pro Shop and Mountain Sports. Don’t miss the Winter Sale in Mountain Sports this Friday – Monday, where you can enjoy up to 50% off all winter merchandise.
 
Plus, Crystal Spa will begin curbside pick up on Monday, May 25! Call 888-968-7686 ext. 7200 or e-mail spa@crystalmountain.com to order your favorite products.

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Just got in the mail from my daughter for a Mother’s Day gift. I loved this when I was there for her wedding last year.

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