With the checklist complete on the Resort's initial master plan, a new plan was in order. Enter, state right, "Emergent Directions." When launched, Emergent Directions included in its plans a new golf clubhouse, a pedestrian-friendly village with quaint eateries and shops, more ski slopes, a tubing area, additional lodging and dining, a outdoor pool and water playground, and an additional golf and residential development.
Much of Emergent Directions has already been completed. During the summer of 2002, the first step in the plan was completed in the construction of Kinlochen, which houses the new Golf and Nordic Pro Shop, the 100-seat Thistle Pub & Grille restaurant, and 12 one-, two- & three-bedroom condominiums on the upper two levels of this three-story, 29,000-square-foot building.
In December of 2003, Ermergent Directions' second step was completed in the addition of the 11 new "North Face" slopes and the new North Face quad chair. With the new North Face slopes, Crystal now touts nine lifts, a total of 45 downhill slopes and over 40 kilometers of cross-country trails - clearly one of the largest & fastest growing resorts in the Midwest.