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Alpine Valley – Re-opens on Wednesday, December 16

OPEN WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY 12/15 (2 – 9pm)

Snowmaking is currently in full effect. We will be posting more opening times for the rest of the week/weekend soon.

More terrain will be opening up as we make snow, updates will be posted as new runs open.

Our Current Covid-19 Policy is available here, as well as on our home page.

Lessons Begin December 28, 2020

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Crystal Mountain – Michigan Beer & Brat Festival – May 28, 2022

Crystal Mountain - Michigan Beer & Brat Festival

The Michigan Beer and Brat Festival is back! Celebrate our 15th Annual celebration on Saturday, May 28, 2022.

Enjoy live entertainment while sampling an enormous selection of Michigan’s finest microbrews, meads, hard ciders, wine, liquor and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets.

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Token Admission

VIP Admission begins at 3pm, General Admission from 4-8pm. Ages 3 and under are free. This year, guests will pick up a token for festival admission. Tokens are designated with your appropriate festival entry time (either 3pm or 4pm). Any guests ages 21+ must show valid photo I.D. at admission to the festival. Guests will then be provided a color coded wristband to verify age and admission.

Tokens are available for pick up May 16 – 28 at Crystal Mountain’s Front Desk, located in the Inn at the Mountain. If you are picking up your token on Saturday, May 28, they will be available at the Front Desk until Noon, or you can visit the lower level of the Crystal Center after 2pm.

VIP Admission – Limited Tickets Available!

$75 per person. Includes early festival access (3pm), one 8oz beer glass, one lanyard glass holder, 20 event tickets and two special edition beers.

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General Admission

Includes one 8oz beer glass and 10 event tickets. Admission begins at 4pm.

Through April 4: $40 per person
April 5 – May 27: $50 per person
Day Of: $60 per person

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Tickets

Additional tickets will be available to purchase at the festival for $1 each. Tickets can be used toward a wide selection of Michigan craft beers, meads, hard ciders, wine, liquor, brats, soda, water, and delicious sides! No refunds.

Full Pour: 3 – 6 tickets*
Half Brat: 2 tickets
Full Brat: 4 tickets

*Some specialty craft beers, meads, hard ciders, wine, and liquor may be 4-6 tickets due to limited availability.

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Crystal Mountain On Facebook

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Caberfae Peaks ~ WinAlpine JDT Race ~ March 5 – 6, 2022

Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6, 2022:  WinAlpine JDT Race

  • Junior Development Teams from other ski resorts are on site to compete
  • Slalom Race on March 5
  • Giant Slalom & Slalom Race on March 6
  • Visit WinAlpine.com for more info.

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Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6, 2022:  WinAlpine JDT Race

  • Junior Development Teams from other ski resorts are on site to compete
  • Slalom Race on March 5
  • Giant Slalom & Slalom Race on March 6
  • Visit WinAlpine.com for more info.

Saturday, March 12, 2022: Jim Wickham Memorial Race

  • Register at the ticket office from 9 am to 12 pm, on March 12th
  • 1 PM start, Slalom Race on Liberty – Open to all
  • Awards outside, at the bottom of Liberty, following the conclusion of the race
  • $10 per racer for the Wickham, or $25 for all three races: Wickham, Huckle & the Caberfae Gold Cup
  • Age divisions: 0-10, 11-14, 15-17, 18-35, 36-46, 47-57, 58 and up

Sunday, March 13, 2022:  Earl Huckle Memorial Race

  • Register at the ticket office from from 9 am to 12 pm on March 13 or March 14
  • 1 PM Start, Giant Slalom on Liberty & Olympia – Open to all
  • Awards outside, at the bottom of Liberty, following the conclusion of the race
  • $5 for kids and $10 for adults, or $25 for all three races: Wickham, Huckle & the Caberfae Gold Cup
  • 100% of the proceeds, including registration fees, go towards the Cadillac Ski Club Junior Race Program
  • Age divisions: 0-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Sunday, March 20, 2022: Caberfae Peaks Gold Cup Super G

  • Register at the ticket office from 9 am to 12 pm
  • Race is at 1 pm on South Peak
  • Awards outside immediately following the conclusion of the race
  • Super Giant Slalom on GGs Ride – Open to all
  • $10 per racer for the Gold Cup, or $25 for all three races: Wickham, Huckle & the Caberfae Gold Cup
  • Age divisions: 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-32, 33-45, 46-59, 60+
  • Overall Male & Female Winners

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Crystal Mountain – Mardi Gras on the Mountain – March 5, 2022

Crystal Mountain - Mardi Gras on the Mountain

Let the good times roll at Crystal Mountain with activities galore during Mardi Gras at the Mountain!

Please Note: All activities are weather permitting and subject to cancellation.

11am – 2pm

  • Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork & Slaw Plate – $12. Comes with homemade chips and baked beans!
  • Grilled Hot Dog Plate – $7. Comes with homemade chips and baked beans!

A la Carte items are also available!

Noon – 4pm

  • DJ CDX will be playing your favorites at the Crystal Center Patio!
  • Find the Crystal Mountain Court Jester skiing on the mountain.
  • On-Slope Scavenger Hunt – Find the Fleur de Lis scattered around the slopes. Bring one back to the Park at Water’s Edge for a prize!
  • Candy Jar Challenge – Guess the amount of goodies in the jar by the DJ booth. We’ll announce our winner at 3:45pm!

2pm

  • Annual Costume Contest – Wear your best purple, gold and green attire. The best dressed male and female will win a Crystal Mountain Swag Bag!

2 – 5PM: Live Music in the Vista Lounge

3 – 5PM: Live Music in the Slopeside Tent

8 – 11PM: Live Music in the Vista Lounge

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Crystal Mountain On Facebook

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