Cross-Country Skiing

The Colorado of cross-country skiing.

Clip-on some skis and set out at your own pace to enjoy more than 40 km of Nordic trails. Michigan Living Magazine readers rated Crystal Mountain's cross-country skiing trail network #1 in Michigan.

Northern Michigan's Cross-Country Skiing Destination


Crystal Mountain has more than 40 km of meticulously-groomed cross-country trails for all ability levels. Our nordic trail system ranges from gently rolling hills through stands of aspens and oaks, to more challenging black diamond trails that cut across deep valleys and open fields. Try night skiing on our 4 km of lighted trails for a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Our new XC Training Center includes a mini-trail system with flat and up-and-downhill sections that are exclusively designed for learning and improving skate and classical techniques. Video analysis is available at our indoor training studio.

Cross-country trail maps are available at the Cross-country Center in Kinlochen or the Park at Water's Edge. Also, trail maps can be downloaded.


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For more information, call our Cross-country Center at 888.968.7686, ext. 4000.


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Crystal Mountain is Northern Michigan's only Fisher Key Nordic Center.