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

February 28, 2015: With sunshine and temps in the 20's, it finally feels like February.
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Last Updated: 28-Feb-2015 11:45 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: 0"

= 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

Winter's whiplashed us with Arctic air and plenty of lake effect snow, with more snow in the forecast. Get outside and experience adventure! Hit the slopes and seek out those powder stashes in the glades.  Ski the best of winter on prime conditions.  And on the other side of the mountain, our cross country trails are serving up terrific skating and striding on the Nordic trails.

Lift Hours

Mon-Tue: 9am-4:30pm  Wed-Sun: 9am-9pm

With the exception of President's Week/Mid-Winter Break (February 16-22), lifts will close at 4:30pm on Monday and Tuesday nights this winter. Crystal Mountain will be open seven days a week with night skiing and riding 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-8:30pm
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) - $61
Teen (13-17) - $50
Junior (7-12) / Senior (65-79) - $39

Open to close, four hour flex and night ticket rates 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 packed and trackset. It's gorgeous out there! 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.