Mountain Activities

So much to do, and so much fun doing all of it! Crystal Mountain is northern Michigan’s spot for summer and fall fun! 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.

Fall Fun at Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain is northern Michigan's home for fall fun. Dash down the mountain on the Crystal Coaster - Michigan's only alpine slide, enjoy a mountaintop view of the autumn colors with our Scenic Chairlift Rides, 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 activities, view our This Week at Crystal flier.


Edge Adventure Course

NEW Edge Adventure Course

Ready for more fall fun? Take a couple of laps on our new Edge Adventure Course! Located within the Park at Water's Edge, our Edge Adventure Course is an elevated course with multiple rope challenges plus a zip line over our outdoor pool.

Crystal Coaster Alpine Slide

Crystal Coaster Alpine Slide

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, 1,700-foot-long curved tracks as they dip and dive their way down the mountain.

Park at Water's Edge

Park at Water's Edge Outdoor Pool

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, challenging rock climbing wall, and NEW Edge Adventure Course are also located in the park. Daily, group and membership rates are available. Entry is FREE to houseguests. Outdoor pool is open Saturdays and Sundays through September 14, 2014.

Scenic Chairlift Rides

Scenic Chairlift Rides

Ride our Crystal Clipper chairlift and enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment, a family sand box, face painting, snack bar, cash bar, and more.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

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 downhill mountain bike trails. Bike rentals available.

Climbing Wall

Vertical Edge Climbing Wall

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.

Paintball

Paintball

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?

Golf

Golf Crystal Mountain

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.

Michigan Legacy Art Park

Michigan Legacy Art Park

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.

Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails

Enjoy miles of amazing on-site hiking trails, including a 1.6 mile loop through the acclaimed Michigan Legacy Art Park. Northern Michigan hiking trails nearby include the Betsie River Pathway, Betsie Valley Trail, Arcadia Dunes, and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Disc Golf

Disc Golf

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.

Mountain Activities

Family Adventures

Find activities for everyone in the family happening throughout the fall. Activities include Chairlift Rides, Croquet Hour, Crystal Trails Bike Tour, and much more.

Adventure School

Adventure School

Ready for adventure? Our Adventure School lessons will get you prepped for must-do activities such as fly fishing and mountain biking.

Adventure Childcare

Adventure Childcare

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.

Apple Bobbing

Fall Events on the Mountain

Celebrate the season with fun events on the mountain, such as Harvest Days, our Haunted Forest, the 5K Boo Run & Walk and much more.

Northern Michigan Adventures

Northern Michigan Adventures

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.