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Four good reasons to celebrate the Fourth on July 3!
Brittany Roberts - Monday, June 26, 2017

Don’t look now but the Fourth of July is practically here. I know right!? It snuck up on us a bit too. This grand holiday can hardly be celebrated in just one day but we’ll get things started early at Crystal Mountain’s Old Fashioned Fourth Carnival (and fireworks), held on July 3 beginning at 3pm.

Here’s FOUR reasons you might like this year’s festivities:

1. Human-sized Hamster Balls and Hippo Chow Down
After a one-year hiatus THEY ARE BACK and now kids will once again climb into a large inflatable ball for the chance to experience life as their pet hamster sees it. Or, have you ever wanted to be part of a board game? At the Hippo Chow Down, you are the hippo! 

2. Petting Zoo
Goats, bunnies and a very affable camel are among the typical attendees at the petting zoo. It’s magical for the kids and entertaining for the adults but what’s more, there are great photo and selfie opportunities.

3. Fun & Games
Feats of strength, an accurate throw, powers of observation or quite frankly, just being a cute kid can earn you fabulous prizes – or at least 2-8 year olds think they’re pretty fabulous! That’s not even to mention the face painting and glitter tattoos.

4. Fireworks over the Mountain
The show is free and open to the public so bring a lawn chair and get the star-spangled holiday started a night early!

For more information on all the festivities click here. See you July 3!

Pulled Bacon Crunch and nine other ways to make the most of the holidays at Crystal Mountain
Brian Lawson - Monday, December 22, 2014

Pulled Bacon Crunch and nine other ways to make the most of the holidays at Crystal Mountain


It is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s not just the four to five feet of base either – although that’s really, really nice. There is holiday magic to be found in every corner of this 1,500-acre winter playground. Here’s a list of Top Ten things to check out over the next two weeks:

1. Santa NASTAR (Christmas Eve)
Are you lively and quick enough to beat Saint Nick down the NASTAR course on Cheers? Test your skills against the jolly old elf beginning at 1pm on Christmas Eve. Register at the Snowsports Desk.


2. Walk to the Edge
The Edge Adventure Course has a fifth element to challenge you this time of year: Old Man Winter. Call 888.968.7686, ext. 7000 to reserve your spot beginning December 27 or stop by the Park at Water’s Edge.


3. Come on and take FREE ride!
You wouldn’t buy a car without taking a test drive. Same with skis and snowboards. Atomic, Blizzard, Head, Nordica, Rossignol, Salomon and Volkl will be here for a FREE Demo Day on Monday, December 29. You can also find Elan on December 28 as well as Dynastar and Salomon on December 30.

4. Tag! You're It!
Two stories below the Edge Adventure Course, the pool is empty and transformed into a laser tag arena! The games begin at 8pm on December 25-27, 29-30 and January 1-3. Call 888.968.7686, ext. 7000 to sign up.


5. Mimosa Champagne Scrub
Yes. It’s as good as it sounds. Go ahead; take some time to decompress at Crystal Spa after a busy holiday season. You’ve earned it. Make your reservation at 888.968.7686, ext. 7200.

6. The Holiday Vibe
The Outer Vibe rocks the Vista Lounge, December 27-28 with The Pool Boys taking the stage on December 29.


7. Pulled Bacon Crunch
Did we have you at bacon? If you’re looking for a worthy last indulgence before ratcheting down your New Year’s Resolution, this selection at the Thistle Pub & Grille is a good choice. Of course, you might want to look at the rest of the new winter menu just to be sure.

8. The Accidentals
Don’t miss the opportunity to say, I saw them when. This talented duo returns to Crystal Mountain to play the Vista, December 30-31.

9. The Art of Snow
Stop by the Park at Water’s Edge for supplies to create your own snowflake. The snowiest four will receive a prize on January 4 – you do not need to be present to win.


10. What are you doing New Year’s?
Fireworks, a torchlight parade and a different party for everyone young and old. Hope we’ll see you on the Mountain as we welcome in 2015!