OnTheSnow Best Terrain 2013

The Mountain

OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award Winner:
Best Terrain in the Midwest for 2013

Whether you’re an avid skier, seasoned snowboarder, or simply a snow enthusiast, Crystal Mountain has plenty of pristine terrain on which to offer an unforgettable Michigan winter experience. Ski and ride our 48 downhill slopes. Gracefully glide across 40-plus kilometers of groomed cross-country trails. Snowshoe over 80 acres of wooded valleys while capturing breathtaking overlooks around every bend. The choice is yours. Our Mountain, is yours.

Crystal Mountain Snow Report & Lift Hours

These fabulous fifth graders enjoy a break from Onekama School for a day on the slopes!
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Last Updated: 05-Mar-2015 07:47 AM
Base: 54"-70" Lift Hours: 9am-9pm
Trails Open: 50 Trail Conditions: Machine Groomed
Lifts Open: 5 lifts, 2 magic carpets New Snow Last 24 hrs: a dusting overnight

= Open   § = Terrain Park Area    = Machine Groomed


Jester's Alley §  
Megan's Way  
Last Chance  
Nason's Trail  
Hoot Owl  
Leo's Legacy  
Tammy's Turn  
J.T.'s Trail  
Main Street  
Totem Park  


Abbey Road  
Dandy's Delight  
Pops' Peak  
Abendroth's Trail  
Huggy Bear Hollow  
Rotary Run §  
Brady's Run  
Interlochen Arts Ave.  
Shelburg's Chute  
Kay Blue  
Short Cut  
By George  
Lake View  
The Ridge  
Little Vincent  
Wally's Way  
Norm's Way  
Weiss Way  
Cut Off  
Piper Pass  


Basin Street §  
Teddy's Turn  
Gorge Glades  
Last Call Glades
Nose Dive  
Buck Glades  
Tuck's Terrain Park §  
Glacier Valley Glade Area  
Lower Gorge  
Wipe Out  


Buck Quad
Crystal Clipper High-Speed Quad
North Face Quad
Cheers Double
Loki Quad
Ridge Runner Triple


Crystal Carpet #1
Crystal Carpet #2

Snow Report

Slopes and trails are postcard pretty and in great skiing and riding shape, with fresh corduroy making for a silky surface. today.   And on the other side of the mountain, our groomed cross country trail network offers excellent skating and striding opportunities on the Nordic trails.

Lift Hours

Mon-Tue: 9am-4:30pm  Wed-Sun: 9am-9pm

Lifts close at 4:30pm on Monday and Tuesday nights, and close at 9pm on Wednesday through Sunday.  (conditions permitting).

Lifts Today:

Buck Quad: 9am-9pm
Loki Quad: 9am-9pm
Crystal Clipper Quad: 9am-9pm
North Face Quad: 10am-5pm
Ridge Triple: 10am-5pm
Crystal Carpets: 9am-9pm

Lift Ticket Rates: 

At Crystal Mountain, kids ages six and under and adults ages 80 and over ski FREE anytime.

Day Ticket (Open-4:30pm or 1pm-close)

Adult (18-64) - $47
Teen (13-17) - $41
Junior (7-12) / Senior (65-79) - $35

Open to close, night ticket, and four hour flex ticket rates are also available.

Rental Rates

Adult (18-64) - $38
Teen (13-17) - $36
Junior (7-12) / Senior (65-79) - $32
Child (Ages 6 & Under) / Superior (Ages 80+) - $22 

Performance and telemark rentals also available.


NASTAR is offered every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Terrain Parks

Jester's Alley: 10ft Double Barrel Rail, 10ft Small Box, 16ft Dance Floor, 10ft Double Barrel Up Rail, 20ft T-box, 20ft A-box
Tuck's Terrain Park: a 20ft C Box, 20ft flat box, 20ft up flat rail, 24ft battleship box, 25ft flat down flat, 30ft rainbow rail, 30ft Kink Rail, Rainbow Box, 20ft flat rail, a mini hip, and quarter pipe with corrugated coping. 
Basin Street: 20ft Tower Tube, 16ft Top Close Out Rail with a 20ft Down Rail, 30ft Round Flat Bar, 16ft Double Park Bench, 20ft up Box, Barrel Bonk, Spine, 20ft Flat Bar, 17ft Flat Bar, 20ft Urban Down Box, and a Quarter Pipe .

Cross-Country Trails

Trails are being packed and trackset this morning, which should make for some excellent skiing! Sample our scenic Nordic trail network. Call ext. 4000 for updates.

Cyclists: Fat tire bicycles are welcome on selected trails; trail pass is required. Rentals available. Must purchase pass and get trail map at the Park at Water's Edge.

Hikers/Walkers: Otter Run is our multi-use recreational trail, available for walking. Do not walk on the groomed cross country trails. 

Check out what's new for 2014-15 or get your 2014-15 season pass.