What's New for Winter 2014-15
NEW! Two New Slopes
Crystal Mountain's slope count will increase to 50 this winter with the addition of Last Call and Jester's Alley. Last Call is a glades run that begins on North Face and wanders back to the front-side slopes. Crews are working this fall on Main Street and Giggles to create a new dedicated beginner terrain park named Jester's Alley.
NEW! Partnership with Burton Snowboards
If you rent a board at Crystal Mountain this winter it will likely be from industry leader and legend Jake Burton. We have swapped out nearly our entire fleet of rental snowboards with those from Burton but the partnership doesn't stop there.
NEW! Burton Riglet Park & Terrain Based Learning
Young, aspiring snowboarders will get an effective introduction to the sport on weekends within the new Burton Riglet Park. This is flatland training in which students are pulled by an instructor over features to build confidence and provide a feel for what it means to ride the terrain. Along those same lines, Crystal Mountain's grooming crews will be maintaining subtle rollers and banks within Totem Park (the resort's learning area) and beginner trails that naturally help beginners with speed control and engaging turns.
NEW! Tank Line in Tuck's Terrain Park
Crystal's terrain park design philosophy of lower and longer features will be most noticeable in Tuck's this winter on the Tank Line. These modified and repurposed propane tanks will welcome new riders while challenging experienced boarders and freestyle skiers to hit every feature in the clean, continuous line.
NEW! More Fat Tire Bike Trails
Fat Tire Biking is one of the fastest growing and most popular off-slope activities at the resort. Cycling crews are currently designating new stretches of trail. Stay tuned for details.
NEW! Exclusive Snowshoe Trails in Michigan Legacy Art Park
Snowshoers will now have dedicated trails in which to enjoy the over 40 works of art within Michigan Legacy Art Park. Part of the Flying Squirrel trail will still allow cross-country skiers to glide through a portion of the art park with the remainder available for snowshoers to explore and contemplate nature and art.
NEW! Adding Edge to the Winter Adventure
Thousands tested themselves on the rickety bridge, high wire and zip line of Crystal Mountain's new ropes course this summer. The added elements provided by Old Man Winter will add a new challenge this winter on the Edge Adventure Course, two stories above the Park at Water's Edge.
NEW! Season Passholder Perks
Dreaming of taking a ski vacation out west this winter? Crystal Mountain's 2014-15 Season Passholders are now eligible for great savings at two new partner resorts: Deer Valley in Utah and Grand Targhee in Wyoming. Save 20% on lodging and lift tickets at participating Deer Valley Resort properties (plus a $50 dining certificate). Plus, ski and snowboard for FREE at Grand Targhee Resort when lodging two or more nights. Crystal passholders can enjoy new discounts at home too. Learn more about our 2014-15 Passholder Perks.
Lift Hours Update
With the exception of Christmas/New Year (December 22-January 4) and President's Week/Mid-Winter Break (February 16-22), lifts will close at 4:30pm on Monday and Tuesday nights beginning this winter. Crystal Mountain will be open seven days a week with night skiing and riding Wednesday through Sunday (conditions permitting).
Stay tuned for more additions this winter!