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

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Last Updated: 21-Dec-2014 11:01 AM
Base: 36"-52" Lift Hours: 9am-9pm
Trails Open: 40 Trail Conditions: Machine Groomed
Lifts Open: 5 lifts, 2 magic carpets New Snow Last 24 hrs: 0 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  
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

 Kick off your holiday season on the slopes! We have 5 lifts and two carpet tows servicing 40 trails - and you can ski under the lights tonight because the slopes are open until 9pm. 

Lift Hours

Friday, December 19 - Tuesday, December 23: 9am-9pm
Wednesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve: 9am-4:30pm
Thursday, December 25 - Christmas Day: 10am-9pm
Friday, December 26-Sunday, January 4: 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).


Buck Quad: 9am-9pm
Loki Quad: 9am-9pm
Crystal Clipper Quad: 9am-9pm
North Face Quad: 10am-4pm
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.

Saturday, December 20 - Thursday, December 25:
Adult (18-64) - $67
Teen (13-17) - $56
Junior (7-12) / Senior (65-79) - $45

Friday, December 26 - Saturday, January 3:
Adult (18-64) - $71
Teen (13-17) - $60
Junior (7-12) / Senior (65-79) - $49

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

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, 16ft Waterfall Rail, 24ft Flat Down Flat Rail and a 20ft flat rail.
Basin Street: 20ft Tower Tube, 16ft Top Close Out Rail with a 20ft Down Rail, 30ft Round Flat Bar, 16ft Double Park Bench, Barrel Bonk with Up Rail Combo, 20ft Manual Pad, and a 20ft up Box..

Cross-Country Trails

Still closed, but get your skinny skis waxed and ready. Winter shall prevail....soon.  View cross-country rates.

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