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skiing & snowboarding

at crystal mountain

What started as a community ski hill in 1956 with a single rope tow powered by an old pick-up truck engine, is now a four-season resort featuring 59 downhill runs, three terrain parks, six chairlifts and two magic carpets. Downhill skiers and riders enjoy more than 100 acres of skiable terrain and 375 feet of vertical.

For more than ten years, Crystal Mountain has been nationally recognized by the likes of Condé Nast Traveler, Outside, and U.S. News & World Report as one of the best ski resorts in the country.

Located just 28-miles southwest of Traverse City, Michigan and a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Crystal Mountain is the ideal base camp for your next winter adventure.

Lift Tickets & Rentals

Save time, money and avoid the ticket line by purchasing lift tickets and rentals in advance online.

Our Tickets & Rental office is located in the lower level of the Crystal Center. It opens at 8:30am daily and closes 30 minutes after the lifts stop running. Don't forget, kids ages 6 and under and adults ages 80 and over ski free anytime!

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With dozens of certified ski and snowboard instructors, Crystal offers premier snowsports lessons for those looking to learn how to ski or snowboard for the first time or for those who are just looking to sharpen their skills. From the Little Bears program to Retired Not Tired, there is a lesson suited for any age or skill level.

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Season Passes

Enjoy downhill thrills all season long by becoming a season passholder. Plus, discover great perks on lodging, retail and more!

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trail maps

Navigate your way down the slopes with our handy downhill trail map or discover a new favorite trail. View Downhill Trail Map »

Includes 25km of cross country trails and 12 miles of fat tire bike trails. View Cross Country & Fat Tire Bike Map »

Lift Tickets
Buy your lift tickets in advance online to guarantee access to the mountain.
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Season Passes
Check out our season pass options for this winter!
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Ski and Snowboard Lessons
Our professional instructors are ready to share their knowledge on the sport of skiing and boarding.
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