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Ski, snowboard, kayak or ride cardboard into spring!

February 29, 2024


THOMPSONVILLE, Mich. (February 29, 2024) – Winter isn’t over yet; in fact, spring doesn’t officially arrive until March 19. Despite the unseasonably warmer days in northern Michigan this winter, there is still plenty of snow on the slopes for skiing and riding through the end of the season.

“The slopes have been open every day since December 8,” said Karyn Thorr, Crystal Mountain COO. “Regardless of the lack of natural snowfall, our team has been able to fire up our robust snowmaking system for hours, sometimes days, at a time and it certainly shows today. We’re confident we’ll be skiing and riding until the end of the season April 1.”

Those who buy a March Premier Pass will also be included for Passholder Appreciation Month. For $169 or less, the March Premier Pass gives people the opportunity to ski and ride every day for the rest of the season, including for March at the Mountain events which kick-off March 2. Dress up in your best fun-in-the-sun outfit for any of the following events and receive $10 off an open-to-close lift ticket at the window!

March at the Mountain:

  • March 2: Mardi Gras – Bust out the beads, green, gold, and purple attire!
    • Slope hours 9am-9pm, slopeside BBQ, live music, Mardi Gras mask making and more.
  • March 9: Spring Carnival – Dress in your best fun-in-the-sun outfit!
    • Slope hours 9am-9am, cardboard classic race, creative sled contest, slush cup, slopeside BBQ, live music and more.
  • March 16: Celts & Kayaks – St. Patty’s Day weekend!
    • Slope hours 9am-6pm, kayaks on the snow race, slopeside BBQ, on-slope scavenger hunt, slush cup and more.
  • March 23: Retro Day – Think neon, vintage sweaters, wigs, and oversized jeans.
    • Slope hours 9am-4:30pm, slopeside BBQ, slopeside DJ, disco ball scavenger hunt and more.
  • March 30-31: Easter at the Mountain – The last weekend of the season!
    • Slope hours 9am-4:30pm, candy guess game, bunny bingo, photos with the Easter Bunny and more. Plus, Sunday Easter Brunch at Wild Tomato.

March is full of special events including Passholder Appreciation Month. For the month of March, Crystal Mountain season passholders will receive discounts on lodging, dining, retail, recreation, lift tickets and lessons. Plus, there will be an exclusive Passholder Cookout at the base of the slopes March 17.

“This is a special thanks to those who made the commitment to spend winter with us – whether you purchased a Premier Pass, College Pass, Midweek Pass or even Cross-Country Season Pass, we appreciate your loyalty,” said Thorr.

In addition to the slopeside festivities, there are plenty of off-slope activities to take part in – many requiring no snow at all.

Off-slope activities:

  • Biking: Rentals available at the Park at Water’s Edge.
  • Hiking: Check out Michigan Legacy Art Park every day from dawn to dusk.
  • Archery: Sessions available for booking through the Park at Water’s Edge.
  • Outdoor Laser Tag: Sessions available for booking through the Park at Water’s Edge.
  • Disc Golf: Play 6-holes of disc golf. Discs are available at the Park at Water’s edge.
  • Crystal Spa: Indulge in great savings during the Spring Break Spa Special.

The latest slope and trail conditions, as well as updates on winter activities can be found in the daily online snow report. For a live look at the slopes anytime, check live web cameras on Crystal Mountain’s website.

Already looking ahead to next year? Crystal Mountain’s Annual Season Pass Sale, offering the lowest prices of the 2024-25 season, kicks-off March 7.

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About Crystal Mountain:
Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is northern Michigan’s premier four-season resort located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City and a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The 1,500-acre resort offers lodging, dining, downhill and cross-country skiing, two championship golf courses, shopping, award-winning Crystal Spa, Michigan’s only alpine slide, Peak Fitness Center, outdoor pool and water playground, Michigan Legacy Art Park, a conference center, weddings, real estate options, and Four Season Club Memberships.

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