Crystal Mountain

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Crystal Mountain
United States
Phone: 231 378-2000

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About the Ski Resort

Crystal Mountain is a year-round ski and golf resort in Michigan's northwest lower peninsula, 30 miles southwest of Traverse City.

This 1,500-acre resort offers 45 slopes on a 375-foot vertical, serviced by seven lifts, two surface carpets and one surface tow.

You will find a Super Park, half pipe, intermediate terrain area in Megan's Way, daily NASTAR races, night skiing every night and extensive snowmaking on 98 percent of its skiable terrain.

Kids 18 and under sleep and ski free midweek when sharing parents' accommodations, and four different kids' programs take care of everyone from newborns to teens.

Crystal Mountain's cross-country trail system has been lengthened to 40 plus kilometers and revamped to provide a whole new variety of exciting trails for skiers of every ability. Lighted night trails have been expanded to six kilometers for night touring.

Screaming Eagle and Glacier Valley offer steep climbs and thrilling downhills.

Beginner and intermediate trails, routed through scenic forests, offer greater variety, from easygoing to exciting. The trails are consistently groomed and you will find tracks for traditional skiing and lanes for skating. In addition, Crystal Mountain features fine dining, a cafeteria, an indoor pool and fitness center

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 40 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  25 %

 More Difficult:  47 %

 Most Difficult:  28 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  757 ft
Summit elevation:  1,132 ft
Vertical drop:  375 ft
Skiable area:  85 acres
Annual snowfall:  125 in
Snowmaking:  98 %
Number of trails:  45
Number of lifts:  45
Types of lifts:  2 carpets,
 2 double chairs,
 2 triple chairs,
 3 quad chairs

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Crystal Mountain map

Ski Resort directions

Crystal Mountain is located on Route 115, 2.5 miles from Thompsonville, 30 miles south of Traverse City.
From the North: 30 miles SW of Traverse City. Take US-31 south to Thompsonville Highway (which is also called County Road 669). This highway is 10 miles past Interlochen. Follow south to Thompsonville. Turn right at the blinking red light then 2 miles to Crystal.

From the South: 28 miles NE of Manistee. Head north on US-31 for 21 miles. Turn east on County Road 602, then 8 miles to M-115. Turn west to Crystal's entrance.