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.

Edge Adventure Course

Ready for more summer fun? Take a couple of laps on our 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

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.

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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.

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 NEW downhill trails. Bike rentals available.

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. FREE to houseguests.


Challenge your friends and family to a round of paintball on our newly designed Speed Ball Course or the Woods Course.

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 from Golf Digest magazine - you are sure to find everything you expect from this premier northern Michigan golf resort.

Disc Golf

Play a round or two on Crystal Mountain's complimentary nine-hole disc golf course. Discs available for rent or purchase.

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.

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

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.

Tennis Courts

Practice your backswing on one of our outdoor tennis courts. Courts are located on Mountain Center Road, directly across from our Golf Practice & Learning Center.

Family Adventures

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, and much more.

Summer Fun Passes

Play all day with our Summer Fun passes and save! Choose from the basic Summer Fun Pass or the Fun Pass Plus. Or do it all with the Fun Pass Premier.

Adventure School

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

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.

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.