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Holiday Celebrations at Crystal Mountain – December 14 to January 5

Holiday Celebrations at Crystal Mountain

Happening Daily

Pick-a-Tree: Visit the Park at Water’s Edge beginning December 14. Trees are free to houseguests while supplies last.
Snowiest Snowflake Contest: Visit the Park at Water’s Edge to create a unique snowflake. Prizes for the top three snowflakes in four age groups. Winners announced January 1 and posted at the Park at Water’s Edge. You do not need to be present to win.
Crafts: Tube-A-Licious Candy, Puffy Pillows, Glitter Tattoos, Build a Buddy Kits. Prices may vary.
Rentals: Ice skates, Snowshoes, Fat Tire Bikes, Movies, Board Games. Activity prices will vary. Select activities are weather dependent.
Peak Fitness Classes: Check out our December Fitness Schedule and our This Week at Crystal flier for fitness classes, specialty programs and more.

Activity Descriptions (see full schedule below)

Family Campfire: Unlimited complimentary marshmallows. S’more kits $4 each
Horse Drawn Surrey Rides: Be whisked away by a team of gentle Belgian horses on this 25-minute ride. $12 per person; ages 6 and under free with paying adult. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.
Outdoor Laser Tag: $15 per person for a 30 minute session. Ages 7 and up. Reservations required, call ext. 7000. (Listed time on calendar represents first session offered; additional sessions may be available)
Archery: With target distances of 30 feet, our range is beginner friendly but challenging enough for the seasoned archer. $19 per person for a 30 minute session. Ages 7 and up. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.
Snowshoe Hike: A leisurely 1-hour hike through Crystal Mountain’s rolling, wooded terrain. $25 per person. Ages 7 and up. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Additional Activities

Saturday, December 14:
Archery: 2pm, 3pm
Snowmonster Sing-A-Long: 4pm
Laser Tag: 7pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

Sunday, December 15:
5-for-$50 Sunday
Winter Sounds at Michigan Legacy Art Park : 5pm

Monday, December 16:
Snowmobile Tour: 2pm
Laser Tag: 7pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

Tuesday, December 17:
Snowmobile Tour: 2pm

Wednesday, December 18:
Snowmobile Tour: 2pm
Laser Tag: 7pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

Thursday, December 19:
Snowmobile Tour: 2pm

Friday, December 20:
Laser Tag: 7pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

Saturday, December 21:
Fat Tire Bike Tour: 10am
Archery: 2pm, 3pm
Snowshoe Hike: 4pm
Holiday Traditions, 5-8pm: Join us for complimentary holiday traditions including cookie decorating, ornament making and visiting with Santa.
Surrey Rides: 5:30pm, 6:10pm, 6:50pm, 7:30pm, 8:10pm, 8:50pm
Laser Tag: 7:45pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

Sunday, December 22:
Laser Tag: 7pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

Monday, December 23:
Surrey Rides: 5:30pm, 6:10pm, 6:50pm, 7:30pm, 8:10pm, 8:50pm
Laser Tag: 7:45pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

Tuesday, December 24:
Ski with Santa: 1pm
Snowshoe Hike: 4pm
Twas the Night Before Christmas: Inn Lobby 5pm
Christmas Eve Buffet: Wild Tomato, 5-10pm
Surrey Rides: 5:30pm, 6:10pm, 6:50pm, 7:30pm, 8:10pm, 8:50pm
Laser Tag: 7:45pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

Wednesday, December 25:
$25 on the 25th: Ski or ride from 10am – Close with lift tickets for $25 per person and rental for $25 per person.
Archery: 2pm, 3pm
Christmas Day Buffet: Wild Tomato, 5-10pm
Surrey Rides: 5:30pm, 6:10pm, 6:50pm, 7:30pm, 8:10pm, 8:50pm
Laser Tag: 7:45pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

Thursday, December 26:
Snowshoe Hike: 4pm
Laser Tag: 7pm
Live Music in the Vista Lounge: 7-11pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

Friday, December 27:
Archery: 2pm, 3pm
Surrey Rides: 5:30pm, 6:10pm, 6:50pm, 7:30pm, 8:10pm, 8:50pm
Live Music in the Vista Lounge: 7-11pm
Laser Tag: 7:45pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

Saturday, December 28:
Fat Tire Bike Tour: 10am
Archery: 2pm, 3pm
Snowshoe Hike: 4pm
Surrey Rides: 5:30pm, 6:10pm, 6:50pm, 7:30pm, 8:10pm, 8:50pm
Live Music in the Vista Lounge: 7-11pm
Laser Tag: 7:45pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

Sunday, December 29:
Archery: 2pm, 3pm
Snowshoe Hike: 4pm
Laser Tag: 7pm
Live Music in the Vista Lounge: 7-11pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

Monday, December 30:
Surrey Rides: 5:30pm, 6:10pm, 6:50pm, 7:30pm, 8:10pm, 8:50pm
Live Music in the Vista Lounge: 7-11pm
Laser Tag: 7:45pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

Tuesday, December 31:
Surrey Rides: 5:30pm, 6:10pm, 6:50pm, 7:30pm, 8:10pm, 8:50pm
Laser Tag: 7:45pm
Campfire: 8-10pm
Torchlight Parade: 10pm
Fireworks: Midnight
Plus New Years Eve Events !

Wednesday, January 1:
Archery: 2pm, 3pm
Surrey Rides: 5:30pm, 6:10pm, 6:50pm, 7:30pm, 8:10pm, 8:50pm
Laser Tag: 7:45pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

Thursday, January 2:
Snowshoe Hike: 4pm
Laser Tag: 7pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

Friday, January 3:
Archery: 2pm, 3pm
Surrey Rides: 5:30pm, 6:10pm, 6:50pm, 7:30pm, 8:10pm, 8:50pm
Live Music in the Vista Lounge: 7-11pm
Laser Tag: 7:45pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

Saturday, January 4:
Fat Tire Bike Tour: 10am
Archery: 2pm, 3pm
Snowshoe Hike: 4pm
Surrey Rides: 5:30pm, 6:10pm, 6:50pm, 7:30pm, 8:10pm, 8:50pm
Live Music in the Vista Lounge: 7-11pm
Laser Tag: 7:45pm
Campfire: 8-10pm

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Crystal Mountain – Winter Trails Day – January 11, 2020

Crystal Mountain - Cross-Country Winter Trails Day
Winter Trails Day offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these easy-to-learn winter sports.

Enjoy a free 2-Hour Trail Pass and rentals available from:
• 1pm-3pm
• 2pm-4pm
• 3pm-5pm

Trail head Clinics will be going throughout the afternoon. Please call the Kinlochen Pro Shop to register, ext. 4000.

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Crystal Mountain – Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Pre-Ride – January 12, 2020

Iron Fish Distillery Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race
Join us for biking, snacks, drinks and fun!

We’ll meet at Iron Fish Distillery at 11am and ride to Crystal Mountain to complete a few laps on the Fat Chance race course. After, we’ll ride back to Iron Fish Distillery for food and drink specials!

Cost: No charge for the pre-ride unless you need to rent a Fat Tire bike (2-hour rental is $25). Food and drink specials at Iron Fish are extra.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

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The resort is aglow with twinkly lights! ✨

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It’s one of the most beautiful and fun places I’ve ever been!

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Crystal Mountain – World Snow Day Celebration – January 19, 2020

In celebration of World Snow Day, Crystal Mountain is offering a variety of free activities geared to introduce “first timers” to the great world of snow.

Stay tuned for details!

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Learn

1pm: Cross Country Presentation – Meet at Totem Park
2pm: Snowshoeing Presentation – Meet at Park at Water’s Edge
3pm: Adult and Kids Ski and Snowboard Presentation – Meet at Totem Park

Enjoy

12 – 4pm: Scavenger Hunt – Pick up clues at the Park at Water’s Edge
12 – 4pm: Park at Water’s Edge Bonfire – Roast marshmallows and visit with Snowball the Snow Tiger
1:30pm: Art of Snowmaking – Meet at the Snowcat by the Crystal Clipper chairlift

Experience

10am: Iron Fish Distillery Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race
2 – 4pm: Ice Skating – One hour rentals available at the Park at Water’s Edge
2 – 4pm: Fat Tire Snow Bikes – Test drive a Fat Tire Snow Bike at the Park at Water’s Edge

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The resort is aglow with twinkly lights! ✨

Comment on Facebook

It’s one of the most beautiful and fun places I’ve ever been!

Beautiful

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Crystal Mountain – Iron Fish Distillery Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race – January 19, 2020

Iron Fish Distillery Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race
Fat Chance is the staple of fat biking in Northern Michigan, and is back again for another legendary race at Crystal Mountain with new and familiar faces.

The race will be held on the Otter Trail loop. The new 90 Minute Category Trail Loop course is 2 miles of high speed wide trail and a tight twisting single track section. The 45 Minute Category Trail Loop will be all wide open beginner friendly trail perfect for the fat bike enthusiast just getting into racing. Each lap in will add its own new fat tire challenges. Helmets are required for rider safety.

All races start at 10am.

Registration

Cost: $50 per rider. Includes timing by Endurance Evolution, race bib, a brew ticket and post race chili bar.
Day of Registration: $60 per rider, if available. Available from 8 – 9:30am.

Packet pick-up will be held Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 8 – 9:30am inside Kinlochen.

Register Online »

Online Registration closes at 8pm on Friday, January 17, 2020,

Cash Prizes, Medals & Awards

A cash prize and medal will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each 90-minute category. The top 3 finishers from each category of the 90-minute race will win a cash prize! Plus there will be plenty of swag from Crystal Mountain, Iron fish , Einstein Cycles , Bearclaw Bicycle Co ., Up Bike TC, KOLO TC and Kona Bikes . Awards ceremony will be held in the Crystal Center starting at 12pm including post-race food and celebrations.

90-minute categories:

  • Men’s Open
  • Women’s Open
  • Men’s Master (45+)
  • Women’s Master (45+)

45-minute categories:

  • Men’s Race (All Ages)
  • Women’s Race (All Ages)

2019 Results Posted Here »

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From Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race 2016

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Over 80 fat tire cyclists chased this guy down at todays Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race...but can anybody catch Jorden Wakeley??

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We were boarding on Buck when the racers came through...very cool to see, props to all the racers. The wind was brutal today.

Hell I had a hard time staying ahead of him and I was on a snow mobile! :-))) Good job today Jorden Wakeley!

Beep , Beep ,,, Road Runner ...Cant Catch Me .

Beautiful day on the Crystal property, thanks for the good times.

Speed KING. meats

Bar mitts!? I heard it got tough, but wow it must have been very cold.

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