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Crystal Mountain Calendar of Events

Crystal Mountain – Cross-Country Winter Trails Day – January 6, 2018
[ January 6, 2018; ] Stay tuned for details! Information from Cross-Country Winter Trails Day 2017 Winter Trails Day offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these easy-to-learn winter sports. Enjoy a free 2-Hour Trail Pass and rentals available from: • 1pm-3pm • [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – World Snow Day Celebration – January 21, 2018
[ January 21, 2018; ] In celebration of World Snow Day, Crystal Mountain is offering a variety of free activities geared to introduce "first timers" to the great world of snow. Explore •11am: How to Rent Skis/Snowboards Presentation - Meet at Tickets and Rental •12pm: Adult Ski and Snowboard Presentation - Meet at Totem Park •1pm: Cross-Country Presentation - Meet at Totem Park •2pm: Snowshoeing [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Teddy Knape Fest – February 17, 2018
[ February 17, 2018; ] Join us for the 10th Annual Teddy Knape Fest! - Friday, February 12 - 7-9pm: Visit the Vista Lounge for small raffles, prizes, games and drink specials plus live music from The Jackie Treehorns featuring Jeff Bihlman. more...

Crystal Mountain – Paintball Biathlon – February 18, 2018
[ February 18, 2018; ] Sunday, February 18, 2018 Stay tuned for details! About Crystal Mountain: Celebrating 60 years, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four season resort destination located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City and a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The resort features lodging, dining, downhill and cross-country skiing, two championship golf courses, award-winning Crystal Spa, Michigan’s only [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Mardi Gras on the Mountain – March 2 – 3, 2018
[ March 2, 2018 to March 3, 2018. ] Let the good times roll at Crystal Mountain this Mardi Gras Weekend! Dress in your favorite purple, green and gold! Skiers and boarders in FULL COSTUME receive $10 off their open-to-close lift ticket (valid Saturday, March 5, 2016 only). Discount only available at ticket window. more...

Crystal Mountain – 5-for-$50 Friday – March 9, 2018
[ March 9, 2018; ] 5-for-$50 Lift Tickets, 9am-4:30pm - Bring a group of five people and you ALL ski and ride ALL DAY for only $50! The larger the group, the better the deal. more...

Crystal Mountain – Spring Carnival – March 9 – 10, 2018
[ March 9, 2018 to March 10, 2018. ] Get ready for a fun filled Saturday with events and activities for the whole family to enjoy! more...

Crystal Mountain – Celts & Kayaks – March 16 – 17, 2018
[ March 16, 2018 to March 17, 2018. ] Cheers to a fun-filled St. Patrick's weekend, with plenty of activities for everyone, including our epic Kayak on the Snow Race. Stay tuned for event details! more...

Crystal Mountain – Retro Weekend – March 23 – 24, 2018
[ March 23, 2018 to March 24, 2018. ] 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. more...

Holiday Celebrations at Crystal Mountain – December 16 to January 6
[ December 16, 2017 to January 6, 2018. ] Book your holiday lodging package today! Lodging Packages Available » Daily Activities Available at the Park at Water's Edge Pick-A-Tree at the Park at Water's Edge Beginning Saturday, Dec. 16. Trees are free to houseguests while supplies last. 17th Annual Snowiest Snowflake Contest Starting Saturday, December 16, stop by the Park at Water's Edge for all the supplies you need to create [...] more...


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Freestyle Specialist Accreditation (Level 1 Only)

Freestyle Specialist Accreditation (Level 1 Only)

Jan 20, 8:30am - Jan 21, 4:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Come join David Oliver a PSIA National Team Member at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa for a Level 1 Freestyle Specialist Accreditation Exam.

This Freestyle Specialist Accreditation Exam will only include the Level 1 Exam,

Must have a firm grasp of teaching concepts and a willingness to try some of the maneuvers. This 2-day event mixes skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels in one collaborative group to share ideas and improve park skills. The first day will be an informal clinic to introduce and share freestyle skills. The second day, applicants will be evaluated on their riding and teaching skills. The written exam will be given on Sunday morning. Teaching, riding and technical knowledge requirements can be found in the Freestyle Accreditation Study Guide posted at
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Iron Fish Distillery Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race

Iron Fish Distillery Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race

Jan 21, 9:00am - Jan 21, 2:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Join us for the Iron Fish Distillery Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race. The Otter Trail course is 2 miles of speed, twisting sections and minimal elevation. Each lap in will add it's own new fat tire challenges. Riders will take on 90 minutes or 45 minute of fast, flat and wide open laps on a hard packed loop. Get in as many laps as you can in your allotted time, but when the clock hits 1:30:00, everyone is done! It's a race day you don't want to miss. All races begin at 11am.

Registration and packet pick up will be from 9-10:30am on Sunday, January 21, 2018 in the Kinlochen lobby.

Cost: $50 per rider; Day of Registration: $60 per rider

90-Minute Category:
• Men's Open
• Women's Open
• Men's Master (45+)
• Women's Master (45+)

45-Minute Category
• Men's Short's Race
• Women's Short's Race

Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each category. Plus plenty of swag from Crystal Mountain, Iron fish Distillery, Einstein Cycles, Bearclaw Bicycle Co., Up. Bike TC, KOLO TC and Kona bikes. Awards ceremony will be held in the Crystal Center starting at 1pm including awards, post-race food and celebrations.
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North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

May 27, 8:00am - May 27, 1:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Kick off summer with a running start at Crystal Mountain's 5th Annual Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k race! The North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k and 5k is a combination of paved roads, dirt roads and trails. The North Mitten route consists of primarily flat, open trails on Crystal Mountain property and will not climb the mountain. Both races will start and finish at the white slopeside tent near the Crystal Clipper chairlift. This is a great spring race for beginners and experienced runners!

Half Marathon: 8am
10k: 8:30am
5k: 9am

Course closes at 1pm

Registration - Opens January 1, 2018. Runners must register online. Entry fee is non-refundable. For more information call the Park at Water's Edge, 888.968.7686, ext. 7000.

Half Marathon
January 1 - 10: $55
January 11 - February 28: $65
March 1 - April 30: $70
May 1 - May 25: $75
May 26-27 (If available at Packet Pick Up): $80

January 1 - 10: $30
January 11 - February 28: $40
March 1 - April 30: $45
May 1 - May 25: $47
May 26-27 (If available at Packet Pick Up): $50

January 1 - 10: $25
January 11 - February 28: $35
March 1 - April 30: $40
May 1 - May 25: $42
May 26-27 (If available at Packet Pick Up): $45

Check In / Pick Up
Saturday, May 26 from 2-6pm at the Crystal Center
Late Pick Up: Sunday, May 27 from 6:30-8:30am at the Crystal Center

Racers are highly encouraged to pick up their packets on Saturday, May 26. During packet pick up, Crystal Mountain will be hosting the 13th Annual Michigan Beer and Brat Festival. Stay and enjoy the music!

Prizes & Awards
Half Marathon, 10k, 5k: Top overall male and female win a River Kayak, plus entry into next year's race.

Top three racers in each category win a prize pack. An award ceremony will be held at the Start/Finish Tent at 10:30am. Race results will be posted and updated at the Start/Finish Tent.

Plus all entrants will be entered to win prizes including a resort stay!

Volunteers are needed for aid stations, course marshal, registration, start/finish line and course sweeps. All volunteers receive lunch, a tee shirt and one beverage at Micros at MountainTop. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact Janice Davidson at 231.378.2000 ext. 7102 or .
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