CLINICS & Programs
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At Crystal Mountain, our professional instructors are ready to share their wealth of knowledge on the sport of skiing and snowboarding. Whether it's your first time on the mountain or you're a seasoned veteran, our Clinics and Programs are a great way to take your experience to new heights.
Retired Not Tired (Ages 50+)
An industry recognized program offered to local, outdoor club members (including Senior Centers), who wish to return to the sport of skiing but need support. Instructors can relate not only to the challenges, but also to the desire to stay fit and active. The Retired Not Tired program strives to provide an opportunity for the retired community to actively enjoy winter in the company of their peers. Our goal is for students to learn in a safe, self-paced environment while gaining exposure to equipment that will enhance the learning experience. The Retired Not Tired Program begins January 8, 2019
Intended for both beginners and people who have not skied in many years, the Teaching Program starts at the beginner level and progresses through needed skills required to truly enjoy skiing. Our curriculum is tailored to each participant's goals and ability levels.
Each lesson will include pre-ski lectures, two-hours of on-snow instruction and a post-ski debriefing. Lessons will begin in January and run through the end of February. Upon completing three lessons, students can apply the cost of the lessons toward the purchase of a Season Pass.
Days and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15am
Cost: $39 per lesson. Includes instruction, a 9am-4:30pm lift ticket, plus rental skis, boots, poles and helmet.
Skiers must sign up in advance to ensure the appropriate amount of instructors are available. Please call Jessicca Kelly at 231.378.3109.
The Club Program is a great way for retirees to gather, find friends, and stay active. The Club also provides members with an opportunity to improve their skiing ability through regularly scheduled clinics with our certified instructors.
Days and Time: Weekdays, 9:30am
Cost: $39 Club Membership fee includes gatherings, special offers from Crystal Mountain, lectures, and on-hill ski clinics.
Club Clinic Program
Club Clinics are designed to help skiers of all ability levels through the use of lectures, training films, and on-hill ski clinics.
Day and Time: Wednesdays, 9:15am
Cost: All eight Clinics are included in the Club Membership fee. NASTAR on Wednesdays are also included with your membership.
Clinic topics may include:
• Equipment Needs & Shaped Ski
• Parallel Skiing Exercises
• Skiing a Defined Course
• Introduction to NASTAR
• Effective Skiing on Steep Terrain
• Control in the Bumps
• Skiing Powder and Crud
• Dynamic Ski Turns
To make advanced reservations, please contact Jessicca Kelly at 231.378.3109.
SCHOOL PROGRAMS (GRADES 1-12)
The Crystal Mountain School Program offers students the chance to experience winter sports that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Students grades 1-12 participate in an instructional program designed specifically for them. Our certified Snowsports Instructors are available each evening to provide instruction and coaching for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Participants are offered special rates for lift access and rental equipment.
School Program Dates & Times
Our School Program is available Sundays - Fridays (excluding Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays), beginning January 2019 (date TBD) through the end of the 2018-19 ski and ride season. Each school group will have a designated weekly evening (determined pre-season). School program lift hours are 3:30-8pm.
January lessons begin at 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
February lessons begin at 4:30pm and 5:30pm.
All lessons are located at Totem Park. During busy periods, participants may be limited to one lesson per evening. School Programs will not be administered during the following holiday periods: January 18-21 and February 15-18, 2019.
Master the Mountain Clinic (All Ages)
FOR INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED SKIERS
These two hour sessions are geared to help skiers Master the Mountain in Olympic style. Each session will focus on developing a specific skill that provides the skier the tools to ski with power and confidence, no matter the terrain.
Day and Time: Meet near the Mountain Adventure Zone every Friday in February at 6pm.
Cost: $29 per session or $99 for all four clinics.
February 1, 2019: Groomed Terrain; Focus on skidded to carved turns.
February 8, 2019: Off-piste Terrain; Focus on managing ungroomed powder and crud.
February 15, 2019: Moguls; How to ski bumps with different tactics based upon conditions.
February 22, 2019: Carving into Gates; Find out how tactics and technique combine for a fast and furious experience in our NASTAR course.
Advanced reservations required. Please call 888-968-7686 ext. 2000.