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Ski and Ride for a cause and celebrate sun and snow during March at the Mountain

February 14, 2022

THOMPSONVILLE, Mich. (Feb. 14, 2022) – Celebrate the start of spring with fun activities on the mountain every weekend in March. But first, ski and ride for a cause supporting adaptive winter sports for all ages and abilities.

Teddy Knape Fest is returning to Crystal Mountain on Feb. 19. The annual event is in honor of Teddy Knape, a passionate skier and cinematographer from Grand Rapids who, at 21, passed away from a heart defect. After his passing, his friends and family gathered at Crystal Mountain, where he learned to ski, and his favorite run known as “Back Bowl” was renamed “Teddy’s Turn.”

Since then, Crystal has hosted the Teddy Knape Fest which is known for its neon-colored shirts, unique prizes and Slopeside entertainment. This year, raffle items include a season pass, winter gear, an Adirondack ski chair and a paddleboard.  Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Teddy Knape Foundation which has raised more than $75,000 for adaptive winter sports since 2006.

Embrace sun and snow next month during March at the Mountain! There will be four fun-filled weekends featuring food, live entertainment, scavenger hunts, costume contests, unique races and prizes:

  • March 5: Mardi Gras on the Mountain
    • Skiing Jester & Costume Contest!
  • March 12: Spring Carnival
    • Cardboard Classic & Slush Cup!
  • March 19: Celts and Kayaks
    • Skiing Leprechauns & Racing Snow Kayaks!
  • March 26: Retro Day
    • Neon colors, gigantic jeans & vintage sweaters!

The fun doesn’t stop once the snow has melted, Crystal Mountain is hosting several events this spring and summer! Reserve your spot for the Crystal Classic golf scramble, Michigan Beer and Brat Festival, Michigan PGA Women’s Open, and new this year, Total Archery Challenge.

“We had to make a lot of changes to our calendar last year, so we’re pumped to bring back some of our most popular events, as well as introduce new ones,” Marcus Matthews, director of membership and resort activities, said. “Our goal is to host events that showcase the best of what northern Michigan has to offer – fresh air, scenic views, space for outdoor activities, and delicious food and drinks.”

Find more event information and get the best deals on lift tickets at

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About Crystal Mountain:
Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort destination located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City and a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The 1,500-acre resort features lodging, dining, downhill and cross-country skiing, two championship golf courses, shopping, award-winning Crystal Spa, Michigan’s only alpine slide, the Peak Fitness Center, Park at Water’s Edge, Michigan Legacy Art Park, weddings, a conference center and real estate options. Visit for more resort details or information about Four Seasons Club memberships.
Media Contact:
Brittney Buti
Manager of Public Relations
Cell: 269.845.1352


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