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Crystal Mountain – Labor Day Weekend – September 4 – 6, 2021
[ September 4, 2021 to September 6, 2021. ] Kick back, relax and enjoy your Labor Day weekend at Crystal Mountain. Bring your family and friends for a weekend of fun! Daily Activities • Outdoor Pool & Water Playground • Crystal Coaster Alpine Slide* • Edge Adventure Course* • Climbing Wall* • Biking *Reservations will be required for these activities. Additional Weekend Events Saturday, September 4 10am, Sand Art Held [...] more...

Frankfort Beer Week – October 4 – 9, 2021
[ October 4, 2021 to October 9, 2021. ] Welcome to the 8th Annual Frankfort Beer Week! Save the date for the 8th Annual Frankfort Beer Week! Celebrate all that is great about Michigan Craft Beer and the incredible food scene in the charming, coastal city of Frankfort and neighboring village of Elberta. Those who appreciate craft beer and delicious food know the best things come [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Crystal Spa Days – October 17 – November 24, 2021
[ October 17, 2021 to November 24, 2021. ] Enjoy a select menu of massage, facial and body services starting at $95 each. Plus enhance your service with a special Spa Days Add-On to support the Crystal Mountain Scholarship Fund! Crystal Spa Days services are only available to guests ages 18 and up. Appointments made Friday - Sunday will have a $10 additional upcharge. Please [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic – October 23, 2021
[ October 23, 2021; ] The annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic is held in and around the beautiful, gently rolling terrain surrounding Crystal Mountain. The race starts and finishes near the base of the front-side slopes. Riders journey through hardwood and pine forests along rambling two-tracks and flowing single-track on a course that is fast and challenging, but not so difficult [...] more...


Crystal Mountain – Fall Chairlift Rides

Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment.

Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain.

Cost: Chairlift rides are $7 per person. Houseguests and children 8 & under are free with a paying adult.

Saturdays in September and October – 11am – 1pm

For more information, call the Park at Water’s Edge at 888.968.7686 ext. 7000.


Saturday, September 17 11am-1pm John Pomeroy
Saturday, September 24 11am-1pm Jim Hawley
Saturday, October 1 11am-1pm Jeff Bihlman
Saturday, October 8 11am-1pm Saul Chandler
Saturday, October 22 11am-1pm Jeff Bihlman
Saturday, October 29 11am-1pm John Pomeroy


Hours of operation are subject to change and weather permitting.

For more information about chairlift rides, please call 888.968.7686 ext. 7000.


Crystal Mountain – September 26, 2014

Today’s view from top of Buck.


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Get Golf Ready at Pinecroft Golf Course – Learn & Improve Your Game

Get Golf Ready


Learn and improve the proper fundamentals of your full swing and short game in a fun, friendly, non-intimidating environment.

Five 90-minute classes
Instruction and on-course playing experience
Equipment provided if needed

Session 1: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13
(Tuesdays 11:00 AM-12:30 PM)


This session is for Get Golf Ready Graduates to reinforce and fine tune what you have learned. Be more consistent and hit farther. Continue working on drills to improve putting and gain confidence on the course.

Five 90-minute classes
Video Analysis
Includes on-course practice session

Session 2: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13
(Tuesdays 9:00 AM-10:30 AM)

Private and Group Instructions are also Available

To register or for more information please contact:
Ina Davis, PGA Teaching Professional at 248-762-1071



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Steely Dan – Interlochen Arts Festival – August 20, 2014

Featuring legendary jazz-rock icons Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, Steely Dan has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the ’70s with hits such as “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “Deacon Blues” and more.

Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the ’70s with hits such as “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “F.M.,” “Peg,” “Hey Nineteen,” “Deacon Blues,” and “Babylon Sisters,” culled from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980 (including 1977’s ground breaking “Aja”). They reunited in the early ’90s, launching a string of sold-out tours. In 2000 they released multi-Grammy winner (including Album Of The Year) “Two Against Nature”, and released its acclaimed follow-up “Everything Must Go” in 2003. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.


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