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 Adventure Cubs are gaining lifelong skills on the hills with their Snowsports instructor.
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Last Updated: 29-Jan-2015 08:12 AM
Base: 40"-56" Lift Hours: 9am-9pm
Trails Open: All 50 trails Trail Conditions: Packed Powder
Lifts Open: 5 lifts, 2 magic carpets New Snow Last 24 hrs: 3 inches

= 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 storm Juno skipped over northern Michigan, so we made our own snow last night. Make tracks on manicured corduroy as our crackerjack grooming staff keeps winter in great shape on the slopes. All 50 trails are open today, serviced by 5 lifts and two carpet tows. Take a lesson with our Snowsports School in honor of January's official designation as Learn to Ski/Snowboard Month. 

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-7pm
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 Lift 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 tickets, 4-hour flex tickets and night 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 Weds. through Sundays. Also open on Monday, Feb. 16.

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, Flat Up Flat Rail, two 20ft Boxes side by side.

Cross-Country Trails Are Open!

Snowmobile groomer has tilled the skating lanes, and track-set portion of trails is holding up well with these cold temps.  Conditions are fast and it's icy in spots, but coverage is good.   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.


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