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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!

Information below is from the 2017 Mardi Gras on the Mountain

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!

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6pm – Mask Making with the Snow Monsters

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


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.


• 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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