A Monster Weekend Comes to Crystal

THOMPSONVILLE, MICH – Some of the best freeskiers and snowboarders in the Midwest will be at Crystal Mountain on January 5th to kickoff the 2013 Michigan Monster Energy Winter Cup Series. It’s an event that will showcase snowsports at a whole new level.

Competitors will negotiate multiple rails, boxes, and big air-launching hits in Crystal’s Tuck’s Terrain Park as they battle for a share of more than $4,000 in cash and prizes.
“When we started to develop this series we wanted to make sure we had all the right elements to challenge the competitors,” said BoneheadX.com’s Greg Flowers, event manager for the series. “Getting back to the core of riding, we selected the slopestyle discipline to showcase the athlete’s talent from an overall judging standpoint.”

Crystal is the first of three stops on the series with events planned for Boyne Highlands and Shanty Creek in February.

The competition begins Saturday night, under the lights, at 6pm, awards will be handed out after the event, and then competitors and spectators alike can continue the fun at the Monster Energy VIP after party in the Crystal Center.

For more information, including registration for the Michigan Monster Energy Winter Cup Series, visit www.aganation.com.

The Monster Energy Winter Cup Series is just one of the events bringing great skiing and riding action to Crystal the first weekend in 2013. Crystal is hosting the annual USASA (USA Snowboard Association) Huck Finn slopestyle event on Saturday and a Super Cross race on Sunday. And college racers from around the Midwest will be competing in US Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association races both Saturday and Sunday.

Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort with one of Golf Magazine’s Top 25 Golf Schools in America, Spa Magazine’s Best Midwest Spas three years running, named among the inaugural Detroit Free Press 16 Green Leaders in Michigan and recognized as one of Condé Nast Travelers 50 Best Places to Ski and Stay in North America (2011) . Located in northwest lower-Michigan, a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the resort features downhill and cross-country skiing, Michigan Legacy Art Park, golf, alpine slide, water playground, lodging, dining, countless year-round outdoor activities and kids programs, an IACC-approved conference center, weddings, real estate and Crystal Spa.

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