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Crystal Mountain – Mardi Gras on the Mountain – March 2 – 3, 2018


Let the good times roll at Crystal Mountain this Mardi Gras Weekend! We’ve got fun for everyone, with the costume contest, live DJ spinning tunes, the Mardi Gras Rail Jam, and of course beads, beads, and more beads!

Stay tuned for event details!

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Information below is from the 2017 Mardi Gras on the Mountain
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Online registration is available for the Mardi Gras Rail Jam. Slopeside registration available for all other events.

Plan on making a weekend of it. Book your lodging today!

Book Now » or call (888) 976-5106 for reservations.

Friday

6pm – Mask Making with the Snow Monsters

Make your own Mardi Gras mask with the Snow Monsters! Held in the Crystal Center.

Saturday

Beads, Beads & More Beads

Keep your eye out, beads are everywhere! Collect all you can with games throughout the day, costume contest and scavenger hunt on the mountain. Houseguests receive their first set of beads upon check-in. Additional beads available for purchase at the Mardi Gras Tent, while supplies last.

9am

• On-hill bead search
• Find and ski with the Mardi Gras Jester

10am – It’s All Downhiller Alpine Race

Registration required. Details coming soon!

Noon – 5pm: DJ Dance Party & BBQ

Dancing, bead contest, face painting, Glitter Tattoos and more! Purchase your Mardi Gras necessities at the slopeside Mardi Gras Shop.

2pm: Stylin’ on the Slopes Costume Contest

Strut your creative Mardi Gras purple, gold and green costumes on the slopes! Participants receive beads for creativity and enthusiasm. Meet at the Lodge slopeside tent at 2pm for judging. Top adult male and female will be crowned King/Queen of the Mountain and win a 2017-18 Season Pass!

3pm – Mardi Gras Rail Jam

Open to both Skiers and Snowboarders. Prizes awarded to top 3 in each division. Top overall male and female win a 2017/18 season pass. $20 per person includes March on the Mountain t-shirt. We’ll have giveaways, swag and more!

Register Online »

4 – 11pm: Live Music at the Vista Lounge

Featuring the Feral Cats! Playing a nice mix of early rock and roll, to blues, to folk. From Dylan to Elvis, they’ll bring their own scraps of familiar Americana to you.

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Room for everyone and close to it all! Much more space than expected in this 5br/3ba resort home nestled among the pines. Enjoy a main floor master, spacious kitchen & dining, lower level game room, 2-car garage & more. Short term rentals allowed.

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7984-ONTONAGON-COURT-THOMPSONVILLE-MI-49683/...
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Room for everyone and close to it all! Much more space than expected in this 5br/3ba resort home nestled among the pines. Enjoy a main floor master, spacious kitchen & dining, lower level game room, 2-car garage & more. Short term rentals allowed. 

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: http://www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7984-ONTONAGON-COURT-THOMPSONVILLE-MI-49683/1845421/111/
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Crystal Mountain – 5-for-$50 Friday – March 9, 2018

Friday – March 9, 2018

5-for-$50 Lift Tickets

Bring a group of five people and you ALL ski and ride ALL DAY for only $50!

The larger the group, the better the deal:
• 2 for $25 each
• 3 for $16.67 each
• 4 for $12.50 each
• 5+ for $10 each

Cannot be combined with any other offers, special discounts or coupons.

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Room for everyone and close to it all! Much more space than expected in this 5br/3ba resort home nestled among the pines. Enjoy a main floor master, spacious kitchen & dining, lower level game room, 2-car garage & more. Short term rentals allowed.

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7984-ONTONAGON-COURT-THOMPSONVILLE-MI-49683/...
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Room for everyone and close to it all! Much more space than expected in this 5br/3ba resort home nestled among the pines. Enjoy a main floor master, spacious kitchen & dining, lower level game room, 2-car garage & more. Short term rentals allowed. 

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: http://www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7984-ONTONAGON-COURT-THOMPSONVILLE-MI-49683/1845421/111/
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Crystal Mountain – Spring Carnival – March 9 – 10, 2018


Celebrate spring the “up-north” way, with all kinds of snow-filled fun! Fun-in-the-sun costumes are highly encouraged. Get ready for great events and activities for the whole family to enjoy during Spring Carnival.

Friday, March 9

5-for-$50 Friday

Bring a group of six people and you all ski and ride from open-to-close for only $50!

The larger the group, the better the deal:
• 2 for $25 each
• 3 for $16.67 each
• 4 for $12.50 each
• 5+ for $10 each!

Cannot be combined with any other offers, special discounts or coupons. Valid for skiing and riding on Friday, March 9, 2018 only.

6pm: Cardboard Sled Building Workshop

Located in the Crystal Center. Cardboard and tape will be provided. $10 per duct tape roll. Reservations available at Park at Water’s Edge – stop by or call 888.968.7686 ext. 7000.

7-8pm: Cardboard Classic Registration

Completed sled and all participants must be present to register. The sledding surface of your sled must be standard brown cardboard or standard silver duct tape. Registration to be held slopeside on the lodge deck.

Cardboard Classic Rules »

Please read the above rules to be sure your cardboard sled is eligible for race day!

Saturday, March 10

8am: Bootcamp

Located at the Peak Fitness Center.

9am: Fitness Challenge Fun

Located at the Peak Fitness Center.

9:30-10:30am: Cardboard Classic Registration

Completed sleds and participants must be present to register. The sledding surface of your sled must be standard brown cardboard or standard silver duct tape. Registration will be held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

10am: Yoga

Located at the Peak Fitness Center.

10:30am: Cardboard Classic Creative Sled Contest

Build a cardboard sled using only standard cardboard and duct tape. All sleds participating in the competition must be pre-registered.

11am: Cardboard Classic Race

Once registered, the cardboard sleds and riders will make their way up the mountain for a race like no other. All sleds and participants must be present at registration.

11am: Family Yoga*

Ages 7 and up are welcome with an adult. Held at the Peak Fitness Center.

Noon – 1:30pm: Slush Cup Registration

Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

Noon-2pm: New Belgium Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt Registration will take place from 11am-Noon. The winner will receive a 2018-19 Season Pass! Must be 21+ to win.

Noon – 5pm: DJ Dance Party & BBQ

Including hula hoop contest, limbo and more!

2pm: Slush Cup

Ski or ride through a giant pit of icy slush for bragging rights! Day-of registration required at the slopeside tent at least 30 minutes prior to the event starting. Helmets are required. Rental gear is prohibited. Participants must be 12 years of age.

6 – 9pm: FREE Slopeside Concert featuring Drew Hale

Throughout Michigan, the name Drew Hale is synonymous with powerful vocals, compelling lyrics and haunting melodies. In 2016, Drew won the national Country Showdown competition held in Nashville, earning him the title Best New Act in Country Music, as well as the $100,000 cash prize. You can count on an eclectic show that delivers a dynamic combination of originals and covers that bridge the gap between country, roots rock, and blues. Concert will be held slopeside, near the base of Buck under the big tent at Kinlochen

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Cardboard Classic 2017 – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

Thanks to all of our participants in the Cardboard Classic! It’s certainly lived up to its name today. Meanwhile the four different seasons Mother Nature threw at us this week unfortunately created some technical problems with the Slush Cup but will be ready for Celts & Kayaks weekend on March 18!

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Crystal Mountain – Spring Fling – 2016 – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
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Crystal Mountain – Celts & Kayaks – March 16 – 17, 2018

Cheers to a fun-filled St. Patrick’s weekend, with plenty of activities for everyone, including our epic Kayak on the Snow Race.

Don’t miss the celebration! Book your stay today.

Book Now » or call (855) 995-5146 for reservations.

Friday, March 16

6pm: Drink Specials at the Vista Lounge

Start celebrating the fun weekend ahead in the Vista Lounge!

6-9pm: Shamrock Glitter Tattoos

Come grab a FREE Shamrock Glitter Tattoo at the Inn at the Mountain.

Saturday, March 17

8am – Zumba Party in the Water

Ages 7 and up are welcome with an adult. Held in the Peak Fitness Center pool.

9am – Zumba, Irish Style

Held at the Peak Fitness Center

9am – 4pm

Shamrock Search – Find a numbered shamrock and return it to the Park at Water’s Edge for a prize!

Pot of Gold Challenge – Enter your best guess to win a Pot of Gold. Visit the Park at Water’s Edge for details.

Look for the Leprechaun – The leaping Leprechaun comes just once a year. Find him for good luck and an on hill photo!

9:30am – 1:30pm: Event Registration

Slope side registration available for the Kayak on the Snow Race and the Slush Cup. Participants must be present to register. See rules for event age requirements. Parent signature required for children 17 and under.

10am: Yoga

Held at the Peak Fitness Center.

11am: Kayak on the Snow Race

Compete for the best time kayaking on the snow! Equipment provided. The use of personal equipment is prohibited. Participants must be at least 8 years old. Registration required 30 minutes prior to the event starting.

Kayak On-Snow Rules »

11am – Family Yoga*

Ages 7 and up are welcome to attend with an adult. Held at the Peak Fitness Center.

12pm – 5pm: DJ Dance Party & BBQ

We’ll be playing games and dancing all afternoon long! Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

12pm-Close: Green Beer in the Vista Lounge

1pm: Celtic Dance

Enjoy a unique slopeside show of Dair2Treble Irish & Interpretive Dance Troupe. Directed by Rose Vanderley. Showcasing traditional Irish dancing steps!

2pm: Slush Cup

Ski or ride through a giant pit of icy slush for bragging rights. Day of registration required at slopeside tent, at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the Slush Cup. Helmets are required. Rental gear is prohibited. Participants must be at least 12 years of age.

6 – 9pm: FREE slopeside concert featuring Brena

Brena, a six member band, features guitars, drums, horns, violin, keyboards, and tight vocal harmonies to keep you dancing all night long. Their wide variety of songs offer a little something for everyone; ranging from oldies, to current top 40 hits, classic rock to smooth R&B, country to high energy dance music, and everything in between. Concert will be held slopeside near the base of Buck, in the big tent by Kinlochen.

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Crystal Mountain

Room for everyone and close to it all! Much more space than expected in this 5br/3ba resort home nestled among the pines. Enjoy a main floor master, spacious kitchen & dining, lower level game room, 2-car garage & more. Short term rentals allowed.

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7984-ONTONAGON-COURT-THOMPSONVILLE-MI-49683/...
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Room for everyone and close to it all! Much more space than expected in this 5br/3ba resort home nestled among the pines. Enjoy a main floor master, spacious kitchen & dining, lower level game room, 2-car garage & more. Short term rentals allowed. 

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: http://www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7984-ONTONAGON-COURT-THOMPSONVILLE-MI-49683/1845421/111/
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Crystal Mountain – Retro Weekend – March 23 – 24, 2018


Dust off the neon, ringer tees, gigantic jeans and vintage sweaters. Whatever your decade, it’s time to bring it back for Retro Weekend at Crystal Mountain! Online registration required for race events.

Don’t miss the celebration! Book your stay today.

Book Now » or call (855) 995-5146 for reservations.

Friday, March 23

6pm: Birds of Prey

Back by popular demand! Learn more about Wings of Wonder and their raptor rehabilitation program and meet live birds of prey like owls, falcons and hawks.

Saturday, March 24

9am: Zumba with 80’s Hits

Located at the Peak Fitness Center.

10am: Yo Yo Yoga

Held at the Peak Fitness Center.

11am: Mjolnir Challenge

The Mjolnir Challenge features two courses: The Thunder Run straight up Thor and a Devious Dash with obstacles up Loki. The winner in each race get their name etched on Thor’s legendary hammer and a 2018-19 season pass. Finisher medals awarded to all that reach the top! Are you worthy? $20 per person includes March on the Mountain t-shirt. Day of registration available at the slope side tent.

Online Registration Opens January 27 »

11am: Family Yoga

Located at the Peak Fitness Center.

2pm: Snow Descend Fat Tire Bike Race

Race on the mountain in snow, slush, or sand for the best time of two runs. Medals awarded for the top three in Fat Tire category. Top overall male and female winner will win a 2018-19 Season Pass! $20 per person, includes March on the Mountain t-shirt. Day of registration available at the slopeside tent.

Online Registration Opens January 27 »

Noon – 4pm: DJ Dance Party & BBQ

Includes “Name That Tune”, Rubik’s Cube Contest and more. Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

5 – 8pm – Live DJ Plus Karaoke Contest

Entertainment will be held slopeside near the base of Buck, in the big tent near Kinlochen.

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Crystal Mountain – Easter Egg Hunt – March 31, 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018 | 10am sharp

Search for over 3000 eggs! Find the Golden Egg and win an Easter Basket full of fun! Held on the grounds of Crystal Mountain, beginning at 10am sharp.

Follow the signs on Mountain Center Road for the egg hunt.

After the Easter egg hunt, get a photo with the Easter Bunny, at 11am at the Inn Lounge.

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