Find Your Ski Area
Show Menu
Close Menu

Michigan


Close Menu

Crystal Mountain

Drive 20 minutes east of the big lake in the Northwest portion of lower Michigan, and you’ll uncover Crystal Mountain, a popular ski resort destination. Rising above the valley, the family-owned ski area is dedicated to satisfying guests with top-shelf service, impeccably groomed runs, and the natural vistas of this beautiful part of the Lower Peninsula.

Fresh Midwestern Tracks

Sitting above the Bestie Valley, Crystal Mountain Resort is perfectly situated to receive the best of lake effect snow in the winter. The tree lines overlooking a Scottish-themed village at the water’s edge help to produce in an unforgettable ski experience that’s distinctly Michigan.

The mountain itself contains about 50 downhill slopes, miles of groomed cross-country trails, and acres of wooded valleys for all skill levels.  Snowboarders are welcomed with special terrain features built throughout the runs, and that are suited for both riders and skiers.

Off the Slopes

Michigan winters can be a bit brisk, and fortunately, Crystal Mountain offers many fun diversions to help guests enjoy the season to its fullest.  Aside from alpine skiing, guests can traverse through the snow on horse-drawn surrey rides, dog sleds, snowshoes, snowmobiles or even snow bikes.  Activities abound both during winter and off-season at the outdoor pool and water playground found at the Park at Water’s Edge.

Few Midwestern resorts can lay claim to the quality and variety of accommodations that Crystal Mountain offers.  The village area offers multiple and unique lodging, dining and shopping options such as the Cottages at Water’s Edge and Mountaintop condominiums at the summit. The resort’s many hotel rooms, suites, condos, townhomes and private residences feature varying perks and amenities with the convenience of staying near the lifts.  Proximity to Lake Michigan and its many wineries and ports provide even more options within a short drive in the neighboring towns.

Getting Here

You can find Crystal Mountain Resort in the northwest part of lower Michigan, on M-115, about 28 miles southwest of Traverse City, or 37 miles northwest of Cadillac.

Ski Vacation Deals

Find valuable discounts on lift tickets, lodging, ski schools, food & beverage, and activities during your Crystal Mountain ski vacation by browsing the categories on the left.

Featured Blog Posts

Will There Be a Last Chair? 2016-2017 Ski Season Resort Closing Dates

The trees budding all across the Front Range in Colorado and Utah, and water sprinklers feverishly spraying golf courses are signs that spring is on us and summer is near. To the dismay of skiers and riders alike, it’s time to say goodbye to the bittersweet 2016-2017 ski season. This winter has been both good and […]

Read more...

How to Waterproof Your Gear in 3 Easy Steps

There’s nothing worse than spending a day on the mountain in cold and soggy gear. Your wet boots squish with each movement. Your fingers are frozen stiff. Your cuffs let moisture soak straight through to your sleeves. Unfortunately, ‘waterproof’ gear doesn’t last forever. With enough wear and tear, your favorite jacket’s ability to keep you […]

Read more...

Crystal Mountain’s $9M Expansion: A Real Gift to Skiers & Snowboarders

Skiers! Snowboarders! Take Your Mark: Ready, Set, Go! The race is on for all skiers and snowboarders looking for fresh new terrain to pummel; new chair-lifts to ride; new lodging to inhabit; and new stores to shop. It’s time for skiers to strap on their skis and boards, take their mark, and get ready to […]

Read more...

Students Ski Free in Michigan with Cold is Cool Passport

Ski resorts in Michigan are enticing students and their families to the slopes with free skiing for their young ones. If you’re headed to Michigan and your family includes a student in 4th or 5th grader, then you have hit the jackpot with Michigan’s Cold is Cool Passport program for kids. The Michigan Snowsports Industries […]

Read more...

Michigan Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month’s Ski Deals

Learning to ski and snowboard can require an investment in time, and in cash. During National Learn to Ski and Snowboard month in January, many ski resorts offer their best steal-of-a-deal packages for beginners. This year’s learn to ski and snowboard packages cover every part of the learning experience in the Midwest, and will save […]

Read more...

Get Insider Savings with Exclusive Deals at SkiCoupons.com

We know you – you save your vacation days for the first snowfall, and head for the mountains to slash downhill. There’s no better way for you to spend the day. But whether you frequent your favorite ski resort, or prefer a new adventure at each turn, skiing and snowboarding requires an investment in time […]

Read more...

Ski Resort Opening and Closing Dates for 2015-2016

The ski films are out, and you know what that means – ski season is just around the corner! Calgary in Canada closed out their summer with a blanket of snowfall, and early snowmaking has begun at Copper Mountain in Colorado, along with some other resorts across the nation. With El Nino’s rains blessing the […]

Read more...

Epic Snow Battle: Skiing vs. Snowboarding

Visit the snowy peaks of North America, and you’ll find be faced with an ultimate decision: should you ski or ride? In the wintery world of snow sports, does it matter whether you descend on one plank or two? It does, and here’s why. Old vs. new Skiing has been around since the beginning – literally […]

Read more...

Skiing at Crystal Mountain