Awards & Accolades for Crystal Mountain


Recent Accolades

  • Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor (2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011)
  • Best Ski Resort, Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine, Reader's Choice Awards (2014 & 2007)
  • Hotelier of the Year, Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association (2014)
  • The Knot Best of Weddings 2014, TheKnot.com (2014)
  • Top 100 Spas of 2013, Spas of America (2014)
  • Best Terrain in the Midwest, OnTheSnow (2013)
  • Best Spa for Families and Best Spa for Ski & Snow, Spafinder Readers' Choice Awards (2013)
  • Finest Meeting Site, Meeting Professionals International, Michigan Chapter (2013)
  • Best Ski Resort, Michigan Travel and Vacation Magazine (2013, 2012)
  • Best Wintertime Venue, Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine, Reader's Choice Awards (2013 & 2012)
  • Best Winter Wedding Destination, Lansing State Journal (2013)
  • Midwest Ski Resorts We Love, Midwest Living Magazine (2012)

Winter

  • Best Ski Resort, Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine, Reader's Choice Awards (2014 & 2007)
  • Best Terrain in the Midwest, OnTheSnow (2013)
  • Best Ski Resort, Michigan Travel and Vacation Magazine (2013, 2012)
  • Midwest Ski Resorts We Love, Midwest Living Magazine (2012)
  • Top Family Resorts for Christmas, OnTheSnow (2012)
  • Five Winter Break Resorts for Families, Chicago Parent Magazine (2012)
  • 50 Best Places to Ski & Stay in North America, Condé Nast Traveler (2011)
  • Red Hot Best Ski Run in Northern Michigan (Buck), Traverse Magazine (2012, 2011)
  • Red Hot Best Ski Run (2nd Place) in Northern Michigan (Loki/Thor), Traverse Magazine (2012)
  • Ten Best Snow Resorts for Families, Parents Magazine (2009)
  • #1 Resort in the Midwest, SKI Magazine (2005)
  • #1 Resort for Families, SKI Magazine (2004, 2003, 2002)
  • National Skier/Boarder Safety Awareness Award
  • #1 in the Midwest by the Readers of SnoCountry
  • National Ski Area Design Awards Runner-up (Crystal Center), SnoCountry
  • Top 10 Cross-country Resorts in the Midwest, SnowCountry
  • Best X-C Trails - Michigan Living Magazine "Best of the Best" Reader Survey
  • #2 Downhill Ski Area - Michigan Living Magazine "Best of the Best" Reader Survey

Summer & Golf

  • Best Ski Towns for Summer Vacations, Family Circle Magazine (2012)
  • Michigan PGA President's Plaque Award - Ina Davis, LPGA Professional (2012)
  • 12 Resorts Where Kids Rule, Bing Travel, (2011)
  • Top 25 Golf Schools in America, GOLF Magazine (2008, 2002)
  • Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year, Brad Dean (2011, 2001, 1999)
  • Michigan PGA President's Plaque, (Ina Davis-2012 & 2006, Scott Wilson-2008)
  • Michigan PGA Merchandiser of the Year, Brad Dean (2008)
  • Michigan PGA Professional of the Year, Brad Dean, (2002)
  • Top Teachers in your State, Golf Digest, (Brad Dean, Scott Wilson, Ed Laprade, Ina Davis, Mike Cote)
  • Top 50 Women-Friendly Courses in the Nation, Golf for Women Magazine
  • Top Family Golf Resort, GOLF Magazine
  • Four-Star Course (Mountain Ridge & Betsie Valley), Golf Digest
  • Top Five in the Nation for Instruction, Golf for Women Magazine
  • Great Service Seal, Golf Digest
  • Golden Links Award, Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine
  • Best Family Resort, Best Golf School, Best Golf Instructor (Brad Dean) - Michigan Living Magazine, "Best of Michigan Golf" Reader Survey
  • Brad Dean, One of Top Three Instructors in Michigan, Golf Digest Magazine
  • Great Service Seal - Golf Digest
  • Golden Links Award - Corporate Meetings and Incentives Magazine

Crystal Spa

  • Top 100 Spas of 2013, Spas of America (2014)
  • Best Spa for Families and Best Spa for Ski & Snow, Spafinder Readers' Choice Awards (2013)
  • Top 100 Spas of 2012, Spas of America (2013)
  • Sustainable Resort Spa of the Year, Green Spa Network (2012)
  • Top 10 Green Spas in North America, Organic Spa Magazine (2012)
  • Top 100 Spas in America, spAWARDS.com (2012)
  • Red Hot Best Spa in Northern Michigan (2nd Place), Traverse Magazine (2012)
  • Silver Sage Award, Best Hotel/Resort Spa: Midwest, Spa Magazine (2011)
  • Silver Sage Award, Best Affordable Spa, Spa Magazine (2011)
  • Top 100 Spas of 2011, Spas of America (2011)
  • 12 Most Slimming Vacations Honorable Mention, HEALTH Magazine (2011)
  • Silver LEED-certified, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Silver Sage Award, #1 Hotel/Resort Spa: Northeast, Midwest & Mid-Atlantic, Spa Magazine (2010)
  • Silver Sage Award, Best New Spa, Spa Magazine (2010)
  • Top Ten Green/Eco Spa, SpaFinder (2010)
  • Top Ten Spas in the Heartland, Spa Magazine (2010)
  • Silver Sage Award, Best Hotel/Resort Spa: Northeast, Midwest & Mid-Atlantic, Spa Magazine (2009)
  • Top Ten Spas for Winter Sports, SpaFinder (2009)

Environmental

  • Good Earth Keeping Award, Michigan Lodging & Tourism Association (2011)
  • Milliken Award - Jim MacInnes, Michigan Land Use Institute (2011)
  • 16 Michigan Green Leaders - Jim MacInnes, Detroit Free Press (2009)
  • Environmental Excellence in Business Award, Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (2009)
  • Green Star Award - Honorable Mention, Golf Digest (2009)
  • Leader Certification, Green Lodging Michigan (2007)
  • White Pine Award, Sierra Club (2007)
  • Golden Eagle Environmental Awards runner-up

Meeting & Conference

  • Best Ski Resort, Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine, Reader's Choice Awards (2014 & 2007)
  • Finest Meeting Site, Meeting Professionals International, Michigan Chapter (2013)
  • Best Wintertime Venue, Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine, Reader's Choice Awards(2013 & 2012)
  • Best Resort, Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine (2011)
  • Best Overall Service, Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine (2011)
  • Best Spa, Michigan Meetings + Events (2010)
  • Paragon Award, Corporate Meetings & Incentives (2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000)
  • IACC-approved conference facilities

Weddings

  • The Knot Best of Weddings 2014, TheKnot.com (2014)
  • The Knot Best of Weddings 2013, TheKnot.com (2013)
  • Best Winter Wedding Destination, Lansing State Journal (2013)
  • The Knot Best of Weddings 2012, TheKnot.com (2012)

Other Awards

  • Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor (2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011)
  • Hotelier of the Year, Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association (2014)
  • Michigan's Healthiest Employers, Priority Health, Crain's Detroit Business, MiBiz (2012)
  • Top 6 Extreme Art Adventures - Michigan Legacy Art Park, Travel+Escape TV (2012)
  • Red Hot Best Hotel to Stay with Kids in Northern Michigan (3rd Place), Traverse Magazine (2012)
  • Red Hot Best Bartender in Northern Michigan (3rd Place), Traverse Magazine (2012)
  • "One of America's Favorite Family Resorts" - Better Homes & Gardens Magazine
  • "Midwest's Best Family Resort" - Chicago Tribune
  • RCI Gold Crown Resort (2011)
  • Triple-Diamond Rated Resort, AAA
  • Distinguished Service Award - Chris MacInnes, Traverse City Chamber of Commerce
  • Governor's Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration – Crystal Mountain & Michigan Legacy Art Park (2009)
  • Honor Award for Landscape Design – Cottages at Water's Edge, Perennial Plant Association (2008)
  • Governor's Award for Arts and Culture (1998)
  • Best in Customer Service Award, Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan
  • Entrepreneurial Success Award, U.S. Small Business Association