Traverse City, Michigan – Travel and Lodging

Crystal Mountain – Spring Carnival – March 8 & 9, 2019

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 8

6pm: Cardboard Sled Building Workshop
Located in the Crystal Center. Cardboard and tape will be provided. $10 per duct tape roll. Reservations are required, call or visit the Park at Water’s Edge, 888-968-7686 ext. 7000. See Official Rules »​

Saturday, March 9

Open-to-Close: Dress up in your best luau attire and receive $10 off your Open-to-Close window lift ticket!

9:30am – 10:30am: Cardboard Classic Registration
Please review the rules prior to creating your sled. Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

Please note: Only two racers are allowed per sled. Helmets are required. See Official Rules »​

10:30am: Cardboard Classic Creative Sled Contest
Build a sled using only cardboard and duct tape. Sleds must be pre-registered to participate in the Cardboard Classic.

11am: Cardboard Classic Race
Held on Cheers To Lou slope.

11am – 1:30pm: Slush Cup Registration
Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

Noon – 5pm: DJ Dance Party and BBQ
Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

2pm: Slush Cup
Ski or ride through a giant pit of icy slush. Day of registration required at slopeside tent at least 30 minutes prior to the start time. Helmets are required. Rental gear is prohibited. Participants must be at least 12 years of age.

2 – 5pm: Drink specials from Atwater Brewery in the Vista Lounge!

7pm: Live Music in the Vista Lounge
Featuring Scarkazm, their mix of modern rock/metal covers blended with original songs are sure to keep the party going all night long.


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Spring Carnival 2018 – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

Spring Carnival was a complete success – thanks to our racers at the Cardboard Classic and Slush Cup participants. We hope you had just as much fun as we did!

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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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