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Holiday Celebrations at Crystal Mountain – December 16 to January 6

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Daily Activities

Available at the Park at Water’s Edge

Pick-A-Tree at the Park at Water’s Edge

Beginning Saturday, Dec. 16. Trees are free to houseguests while supplies last.

17th Annual Snowiest Snowflake Contest

Starting Saturday, December 16, stop by the Park at Water’s Edge for all the supplies you need to create a one-of-a-kind snowflake. Prizes for the top three “snowiest snowflakes” in four age groups. Winners announced Monday, January 1st and posted at the Park at Water’s Edge. You do not need to be present to win.

Photos on the Mountain

Enjoy the perfect holiday gift of a professional family photo! Starting at $60/private session. Advance reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Outdoor Laser Tag

Available daily through January 6, 2018 from 7-9pm. $12 per person per 30-minute session. Geared for ages 7 and up. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Family Campfire

Available daily through January 6, 2018 from 8-10pm at the Park at Water’s Edge. Unlimited complimentary marshmallows. S’mores are $3 each.

Glitter Tattoos, Tube-A-Licious Candy, Build-A-Buddy, Puffy Pillows

Get crafty at Park at Water’s Edge! Prices will vary.

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Search the mountain for clues! Visit the Park at Water’s Edge to start your journey.

Outdoor Hot Tub

Located at the Park at Water’s Edge.

Rentals Available at the Park at Water’s Edge

Fat Tire Bike Rentals
Ice Skate Rentals
Snowshoe Rentals
Movie and Board Game Rentals

Additional Daily Activities

Adventure Childcare

This on-site childcare program offers homelike comforts paired with resort fun. Advanced reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Holiday Shopping

Enjoy retail savings at The Shops of Crystal.

Crystal Spa

Check out our list of over 50 spa services available »

Peak Indoor Pool & Fitness Center

Our state-of-the-art fitness center is at the core of Crystal Mountain’s commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Must be at least 16 years old to use Peak Fitness Center exercise equipment and indoor pool unsupervised. Our indoor pool offers a family play area, separate lap lanes and a hot tub.

Nordic Walking Pole Rentals

Visit the Peak Fitness Center for a work-out unlike any other!

Michigan Legacy Art Park

View 48 sculptures along this 1.7 mile trail. Open daily from Dawn – Dusk.


Specialty Holiday Activities

Activity Descriptions

Archery – With target distances of 30 feet, our range is beginner friendly but challenging enough for the seasoned archer. $19 per person, per 30-minute session. Geared for ages 7+. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Snowshoe Tours – A leisurely tour through Crystal Mountain’s rolling, wooded terrain. $15 per person. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Fat Tire Bike Tours – Explore the property on a fat tire snow bike! $19 per person. Geared for ages 12 +. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Horse Drawn Surrey Rides – Be whisked away by a gentle team of Belgian horses! $10 per person. Ages 6 & under free with a paying adult. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.

See our holiday schedule below!

Saturday, December 16

10am, 4pm: Snowshoe Tour
2pm: Fat Tire Bike Tour
2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
6-9pm: Holiday Traditions – Decorate cookies, create ornaments, visit with Santa and more! Held at Crystal Center.
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Friday, December 22

7pm: Snowshoe Tour

Saturday, December 23

10am, 4pm: Snowshoe Tour
2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Sunday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

1pm: Ski with Santa – Join Santa for some on-hill fun! Call ext. 2000 for more info.
4-10pm: Christmas Eve Buffet at the Wild Tomato
5pm: Christmas Eve Story Time – Come listen to “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at the Inn Lobby.

Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day

10am-Close: $25 on the 25th – Ski or snowboard from 10am – Close on Monday, December 25, 2017 with lift tickets for $25 per person and rental for $25 per person.
4-10pm: Christmas Day Buffet at the Wild Tomato
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Tuesday, December 26

4pm: Snowshoe Tour

Wednesday, December 27

2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Thursday, December 28

4pm: Snowshoe Tour

Friday, December 29

2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides
7pm: Snowshoe Tour

Saturday, December 30

10am, 4pm: Snowshoe Tour
2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Sunday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve

5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Plus New Year’s Eve Parties for all ages to enjoy!

Monday, January 1

2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Tuesday, January 2

4pm: Snowshoe Tour

Wednesday, January 3

2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Thursday, January 4

4pm: Snowshoe Tour

Friday, January 5

2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
7pm: Snowshoe Tour
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Saturday, January 6

10am, 4pm: Snowshoe Tour
2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
2pm: Fat Tire Bike Tour
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

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Crystal Mountain On Facebook

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15 hours ago

Crystal Mountain

You’ve been asking and here’s our answer – we’re planning to open Cheers this Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am-4:30pm! We’ll also have some terrain park features near the base of Cheers. We’ll flip the switch to start snowmaking as soon as we can.

Lift tickets will be $25 for Adults (18-59) and $15 for Juniors (7-17) and Seniors (60-79). Rentals will also be $25 for Adults and $15 for Juniors and Seniors. We’ll close on Sunday at 4:30pm to continue snowmaking as temperatures permit. See you soon!
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You’ve been asking and here’s our answer – we’re planning to open Cheers this Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am-4:30pm! We’ll also have some terrain park features near the base of Cheers. We’ll flip the switch to start snowmaking as soon as we can.

Lift tickets will be $25 for Adults (18-59) and $15 for Juniors (7-17) and Seniors (60-79). Rentals will also be $25 for Adults and $15 for Juniors and Seniors. We’ll close on Sunday at 4:30pm to continue snowmaking as temperatures permit. See you soon!

 

Comment on Facebook

So can my son ski on Saturday. Never skied there so I am confused what Cheers is and terrain features are

Will the Cheers lift be running too? I may drive up just to see if it runs!

This truly makes me happy! I can't wait!

Trevor Collins slightly different view than the wedding 😍

Oh how I wish this was 2 years ago when we were getting married up there.

Dawn Wallington Lyon we need to get the kids their skis

WOO

Woohoo!

Woohoo

Timothy Laing yeet?

Marissa Kuhn Hicks

Adam Young

Alexis Stille

Julie Steinmayer!

Brooks Kelley

Damon Verbick

Brook Mahoney Drooger

Jason Stoddard

Dan Beaudoin

Haven Robinson

Jacob Walsh

Sue Shenk Roberts, Debra Trowbridge, Suzie Kiley

Robert Rymal

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19 hours ago

Crystal Mountain

The BEAR will be broadcasting live with a Toys for Tots drive at Crystal Mountain this Friday during our Holiday Trail Celebration! Stop by and bring an unwrapped new toy(s) for kids and teens all day long.

Live Remote Broadcast benefits Toys for Tots at Crystal MountainNov 24, 4:00pmCrystal MountainCRYSTAL MOUNTAIN Toys for Tots drop spot at Crystal Mountain Center.

Please join our Classic Rock the Bear Jocks as they broadcast live from Crystal Mountain Toys for Tots drive.

Bring an unwrapped new toy(s) for kids and or teens during the live broadcast or all-day long!

Classic Rock The Bear along with partners are helping to deliver Christmas for the kids this year. See full list here:
classicrockthebear.com/assets/files/T4T%20BEAR.pdf

Black Diamond Broadcasting is donating $100 for every Toys for Tots live broadcast to Operation Care Package: that delivers Christmas to our troops overseas.
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Live Remote Broadcast benefits Toys for Tots at Crystal Mountain

1 day ago

Crystal Mountain

It's going to be a GREAT winter on the Mountain. Today through Monday, November 27, save up to 30% on lodging this winter!

Make the season even more memorable with amazing deals that are only available Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

Check out the sneak peek: crystalmountain.com/blackfriday
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Its going to be a GREAT winter on the Mountain. Today through Monday, November 27, save up to 30% on lodging this winter! 

Make the season even more memorable with amazing deals that are only available Black Friday through Cyber Monday. 

Check out the sneak peek: crystalmountain.com/blackfriday

 

Comment on Facebook

Angelita Mardiros - is this what we got?

3 days ago

Crystal Mountain

The snowmaking continues! We’ll run the snow guns as long as temperatures permit.

Stay tuned to our snow report for updates on Opening Day: crystalmountain.com/snow
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The snowmaking continues! We’ll run the snow guns as long as temperatures permit. 

Stay tuned to our snow report for updates on Opening Day: crystalmountain.com/snow

 

Comment on Facebook

Still going strong!

Please open Thursday!

My home away from home. Looking great.

Looks like a blizzard!

David Steinberg Come up so we can ski!

Around 2:45 today! Lookin’ good!

WOO

Cindy Cindy Lynn Carr

Andrew Frost

Carissa Phillips-Candido

Wendy Stasukewicz

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