So much to do, and so much fun doing all of it! Crystal Mountain is northern Michigan’s spot for summer fun! Start by soaking up the sun at the Park at Water’s Edge, then fly down the mountain on the Crystal Coaster – Michigan’s one and only Alpine Slide. Get out and active with a mountain bike ride, nature hike or a leisurely float in a kayak down one of our nearby crystal clear rivers. Lastly, be sure not to miss the beauty and culture at the Michigan Legacy Art Park.
Summer Fun at Crystal Mountain
Crystal Mountain is northern Michigan's home for summer fun. Dash down the mountain on the Crystal Coaster - Michigan's only alpine slide, make a splash at the Park at Water's Edge, kayak or tube down a sparkling river, ride a mountain bike, hike miles of trails - including the Michigan Legacy Art Park, and much, much more!
For a weekly schedule of summer activities, view our This Week at Crystal flier.
Take a ride on the Crystal Coaster - Michigan's only alpine slide! Ride the Loki Quad chairlift to the top of the mountain and enjoy the view. Then hop on a sled and cruise down one of two parallel 250-foot-high, 1,600-foot-long curved tracks as they dip and dive their way down the mountain.
The Park at Water's Edge is a splash-tastic, one-acre complex featuring a large outdoor aquatic playground with water cannons, bubbling spouts, zero-depth entry pool, four lap lanes, water volleyball and basketball. A sand play area, outdoor hot tub, and challenging rock climbing wall are also located in the park.
Located across from the Inn at the Mountain. Daily, group and membership rates are available. FREE to houseguests.
Hit the bike trails at Crystal Mountain for a dynamic mountain biking experience. Enjoy miles of beginner, intermediate and advanced on-site mountain bike trails that connect to the Betsie River Pathway as well as the easily accessible 22-mile Betsie Valley Trail and our NEW downhill trails. Bike rentals available.
Challenge your friends and family to a round of paintball on our newly designed Speed Ball Course or the brand new Woods Course. Not ready to dodge bullets? Try your aim at Target Time. Must be at least 10 years old to play a course and 8 years old to shoot targets.
Crystal Mountain offers an exceptional northern Michigan golf experience. With two distinctly different golf courses - both of which have received a four-star rating golf course from Golf Digest magazine - you are sure to find everything you expect from this premier northern Michigan golf resort.
Play a round or two on Crystal Mountain's complimentary nine-hole disc golf course. Discs available for rent or purchase at the Park at Water's Edge.
Vertical Edge Climbing Wall is an exciting 32' climbing wall located in the Park at Water's Edge. Single climbs, double climbs, group rates and memberships are available.
Explore the award-winning Michigan Legacy Art Park, located on a 30-acre preserve of wooded hills within the grounds of Crystal Mountain. With over 40 works of art, each representing a piece of Michigan history, the Art Park provides a rich cultural experience for thousands of visitors annually.
Crystal Mountain is northern Michigan's home for summer fun. Find activities for everyone in the family happening daily throughout the summer. Activities include Chairlift Rides, Family Campfires, Outdoor Movies, Family Field Games, our Crystal Quest, and much more.
Play all day with our new activity passes and save! Choose from the basic Summer Fun Pass or the Fun Pass Plus. Or do it all with the Fun Pass Premier.
Explore our many summer camps for a variety of ages, including Camp Crystal, GuardStart - JR Guard Certification Camp, and Mountain Bike Camp.
Ready for summer adventure? Our Adventure School lessons will get you prepped for must-do summer activities such as fly casting, rock climbing, mountain biking, and more.
We offer several kids drop-off programs for kids ages 12 and under, as well as in-room babysitting services and a nursery. Programs must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance to guarantee availability.
At Crystal, adventure has no limits. We offer several off-site escapes for those who wish to explore the great Northern Michigan outdoors beyond Crystal Mountain.