The Season is Coming!
[Update: 11.8.2018: Intellicast forecast for Thompsonville, Michigan as of Thursday, November 8]
And so it begins.
If you're a skier or rider, this is what you're looking for from the moment the leaves start changing color in the fall. Temperatures dropping to 28 degrees and below. Raindrops replaced by snowflakes on the five-day forecast. It would appear our wait is over.
We anticipate that snowmaking will begin at Crystal Mountain within the next 48 hours (if not sooner) and depending on how ambitious Mother Nature feels, we could see anywhere from 2-6 additional inches of natural snow. It doesn't matter your age, everyone's a kid once the snow starts falling and dreams of skiing or riding get closer to reality.
It naturally begs the question, "When will you open?" It really depends on how long temperatures stay cold enough (28 degrees and below) to make snow. The commitment we can make to you is that we will be making every effort to ski over the Thanksgiving Reconnect Weekend (the people who work here want to ski too:). The forecast over the next several days should give us a good start. Bookmark this blog because we'll be using it to keep you up to date on what we're doing to prep the downhill trails and the rest of the resort.
The season is coming!