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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.

Stay tuned for additional details!

Information below is from the 2017 Spring Carnival

Spring Carnival is full of hilarious fun on and off the hill. Get started with Family Bootcamp at the Peak Fitness Center, exercise your creativity in the annual Cardboard Classic Race on Cheers, and dare yourself to schuss down and get soaked in the hugely popular Slush Cup.

There’s also a DJ Dance Party and slopeside BBQ, topped off by a FREE concert featuring Brena. Make a weekend out of it and take advantage of lodging from just $119 per night.



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.

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

Completed sleds and participants must be present to register. The 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.

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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.

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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.

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Noon – 1:30pm: Slush Cup Registration

Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

Noon – 4pm: 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. Helmets are required. Rental gear is prohibited. Participants must be 12 years of age.

4 – 7pm: FREE Slopeside Concert featuring Brena

Their wide variety of songs offers 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.


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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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