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Crystal Mountain – Eight New Slopes for 2015 – 2016

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4 years ago

Crystal Mountain

We're excited to have you over to The Backyard soon. Work is underway on the 8 new slopes and triple chairlift that will open this winter! ... See MoreSee Less

Were excited to have you over to The Backyard soon. Work is underway on the 8 new slopes and triple chairlift that will open this winter!Image attachmentImage attachment

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My fattys can't wait !!

Awesome!

Tiffani Rosati we have to go this year

Looking good!

Shaggy Wes Michelle Cory Maddie

Awesome, will be checked out this Winter.

Chris Kesling. Whhhaaatttt

Great!

Mike Larsen. Cara Larsen. Jeff Willemstein

Can't wait!!

Luis Ibanez George Lawlor

Brandon Little Jackson Gipson

Kellie Mitchell

Yay!!!!

Yay!!

Can't wait to check it out!!! Was getting a little bored with the same 'ol runs 🎿

More terrain!

Yay- more fun to be had by all!!!

Wow! Jackie Dunlap Armstrong, Kasaundra Armstrong, Zach Armstrong, Paige Armstrong

Any thoughts on difficulty ratings for The Backyard? I assume it will be nicely varied as Crystal always does. More curious on the green/blue/black breakdown. Thanks!

Where will it be?

Austen Kesling

Season passes already bought!!! Lea Palmer, John Carnes Jr., Shelly Carnes, Mackenzie Carnes, Tyler James Carnes, Matt Carlson, Carmen Fillion Carlson, David Scheuneman Sr.

Can't wait!!!

Can't wait.

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Crystal Mountain – The Backyard, Coming Winter 2015/16

We are excited to reach 58 slopes for the 2015-16 season

This spring Crystal Mountain will be replacing this shed with a chairlift terminal surrounded by eight new downhill trails. You’ve probably skied or boarded right past it countless times on your way to the North Face.

Based on some of the tracks we’ve found back there, some of you reading this blog have probably already tested this terrain. The Backyard is located straight back from the Crystal Clipper High-speed Quad nestled in a draw between The Ridge and North Face. The new complex will be serviced by a triple chairlift and include a mix of green (beginner) and predominantly blue (intermediate) trails.

The two outside runs will share terrain with Last Chance (The Ridge) and Tammy’s Turn (North Face) before breaking off into new territory. Here’s a look at how it sets up:

As the snow thaws, crews will begin work on the project with trails being shaped and lift towers and terminals installed over the course of the summer. These eight new trails will be ready for next winter (2015/16) bringing Crystal Mountain’s total to 58.

There is much work to be done over the next eight months – including names for the new trails – so stay tuned for updates!

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