Crystal Mountain Video Gallery




Mrs. Mullen’s Closet for Benzie County was set up in memory of Dyanne Mullen, a principal at Hart Public Schools and part time resident at Crystal Mountain. Dyanne was instrumental in making sure all students in her building had necessary clothing all year. When Dyanne passed away in 2010, Mrs. Mullen’s Closet was started in her memory to continue to help students in Hart.

In 2011, Jim and Chris MacInnes graciously allowed a small group of volunteers to bring Mrs. Mullen’s Closet to all five elementary schools in Benzie County (Betsie Valley, Crystal Lake, Frankfort, Lake Ann and Platte River) by allowing a fundraiser to be held at Crystal Mountain. A live and silent auction along with dinner and dancing helped begin Mrs. Mullen’s Closet Benzie County. Produced by I See Communications.




Long sunny days, gorgeous sunsets and the smell of marshmallows roasting over the fire... this is what summer looks like at Crystal Mountain, where we make memories that last a lifetime. Savor all the season has to offer as you explore your way to the best summer ever. Make it your moment and plan your perfect getaway today! Produced by Taproot Pictures.




It began as a class project. Benzonia High School Principal and Geography Teacher, Ward Creech asked his students to find the best location in the county for a ski area. In 1956, a group of community members built a warming hut, fashioned a rope tow from a pick-up truck engine and opened Buck Hills. Now celebrating 60 years, Crystal Mountain is among the Midwest’s premier year-round resort destinations recognized nationally by publications like Parents magazine and Conde Nast Traveler. This mountain community has undergone $100 million of development over the last two decades including a current $11 million expansion to the Inn at the Mountain with hotel rooms and suites, lobby bar, specialty market and rooftop terrace set to open summer 2017. Produced by Taproot Pictures




As a golfer, there are few shots more rewarding than hitting the ball out of the bunker, onto the green, and in the hole. In this 15 second commercial, we attempt to capture this moment of silent victory that golfers of any age can appreciate. Produced by Taproot Pictures and airing during the fall of 2014.







Mothers and daughters have a special bond. And as time passes, the moments shared between them become even more precious. In this 15 second commercial, Crystal Spa, the award-winning LEED-Certified oasis at the heart of Crystal Mountain, becomes the stage for the exceptional experiences that re-connect mother and daughter. Produced by Taproot Pictures and airing during the fall of 2014.






Have you ever seen a sunset from our slopes? In this 15 second commercial, we attempt to capture the beauty and unforgettable view of a winter sunset at Crystal Mountain. Produced by Taproot Pictures and airing during the winter of 2013/14.






Sometimes a simple game of family checkers is the moment that matters most. In this 15 second commercial, we remind our guests to slow down, set work aside, and make it your moment when you're here at Crystal Mountain. Produced by Taproot Pictures and airing during the winter of 2013/14.






Collection of videos produced by broadcast news stations and other journalists visiting Crystal Mountain.





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