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Crystal Mountain – Teddy Knape Fest – February 17, 2018
[ February 17, 2018; ] Join us for the 10th Annual Teddy Knape Fest! - Friday, February 12 - 7-9pm: Visit the Vista Lounge for small raffles, prizes, games and drink specials plus live music from The Jackie Treehorns featuring Jeff Bihlman. more...

Crystal Mountain – Mardi Gras on the Mountain – March 2 – 3, 2018
[ March 2, 2018 to March 3, 2018. ] Let the good times roll at Crystal Mountain this Mardi Gras Weekend! Dress in your favorite purple, green and gold! Skiers and boarders in FULL COSTUME receive $10 off their open-to-close lift ticket (valid Saturday, March 5, 2016 only). Discount only available at ticket window. more...

Crystal Mountain – 5-for-$50 Friday – March 9, 2018
[ March 9, 2018; ] Bring a group of five people and you ALL ski and ride ALL DAY for only $50! The larger the group, the better the deal... more...

Crystal Mountain – Spring Carnival – March 9 – 10, 2018
[ March 9, 2018 to March 10, 2018. ] Get ready for a fun filled Saturday with events and activities for the whole family to enjoy! more...

Crystal Mountain – Celts & Kayaks – March 16 – 17, 2018
[ March 16, 2018 to March 17, 2018. ] Cheers to a fun-filled St. Patrick's weekend, with plenty of activities for everyone, including our epic Kayak on the Snow Race. Stay tuned for event details! more...

Crystal Mountain – Retro Weekend – March 23 – 24, 2018
[ March 23, 2018 to March 24, 2018. ] It's time for a retro flashback and its happening at Crystal Mountain! Dress in your favorite retro clothing. Skiers & Boarders in FULL COSTUME receive $10 OFF an open-to-close lift ticket. Lift ticket is valid Saturday, March 19, 2016 only. more...

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Mardi Gras on the Mountain

Mardi Gras on the Mountain

Mar 2, 6:00pm - Mar 3, 11:59pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Friday, March 2

6pm - Mask Making with the Snow Monsters
Make your own Mardi Gras mask with the Snow Monsters! Held in the Crystal Center.

Saturday, March 3

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.

N’awlins Namaste: Laissez les bon temps rouler! (a.k.a. “let the good times roll!”) Complete one yoga class and get a strand of beads to celebrate Mardi Gras!

9am
• On-hill bead search
• Find and ski with the Mardi Gras Jester

Noon - 5pm: DJ Dance Party, BBQ & Seafood Boil
Dancing, bead contest, face painting, Glitter Tattoos and more! Purchase your Mardi Gras necessities at the slopeside Mardi Gras Shop.

• Louisiana Seafood Boil - Made with andouille sausage, crawfish, shrimp, corn and potatoes for $9.95.

• BBQ Chicken Quarters - Served with corn and potatoes for $7.50.

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 2018-19 Premier Season Pass!

3pm - Mardi Gras Open Jam
Open to both Skiers and Snowboarders. Prizes awarded to top 3 in each division. All participants are entered into a drawing to win a 2018-19 Season Pass! Now just $10, includes March on the Mountain Tee and giveaways! Registration available online or day of at the registration tent from Noon -3pm.

8pm - Midnight: Live Music at the Vista Lounge
Featuring Fremont John and the Contrarians! Playing a fun mix of originals and Classic covers. Enjoy drink specials from Stormcloud Brewing Company!
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Saving Snow - free film screening

Saving Snow - free film screening

Mar 4, 5:00pm - Mar 4, 7:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

“Saving Snow” focuses on people facing the local impacts of global warming. The film inspires motivation, not despair-showing determined individuals and groups working to reduce their communities’ environmental impacts and raise awareness. Climate change is not a distant problem-it's happening now. There are things we can do about it- many people are working on solutions and you can join them. Volunteers from N Mich Citizens Climate Lobby will be on hand to talk about solutions and how we build political will.
FREE EVENT * LIGHT REFRESHMENTS * FAMILY FRIENDLY*
BROUGHT TO YOU BY CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN RESORT AND SPA AND CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY
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Spring Carnival

Spring Carnival

Mar 9, 9:00am - Mar 10, 11:59pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

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.

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.


Saturday, March 10

9:30-10:30am: Cardboard Classic Registration
Completed sleds and participants must be present to register. 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.

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.

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.

Noon - 1:30pm: Slush Cup Registration
Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

Noon - 5pm: 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 at least 30 minutes prior to the event starting. Helmets are required. Rental gear is prohibited. Participants must be 12 years of age.

6 - 9pm: FREE Slopeside Concert featuring Drew Hale
Throughout Michigan, the name Drew Hale is synonymous with powerful vocals, compelling lyrics and haunting melodies. In 2016, Drew won the national Country Showdown competition held in Nashville, earning him the title Best New Act in Country Music, as well as the $100,000 cash prize. You can count on an eclectic show that delivers a dynamic combination of originals and covers that bridge the gap between country, roots rock, and blues. Concert will be held slopeside, near the base of Buck under the big tent at Kinlochen.
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5-for-$50 Friday

5-for-$50 Friday

Mar 9, 9:00am - Mar 9, 9:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

5-for-$50 Lift Tickets: Bring a group of five people and you ALL ski and ride ALL DAY 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

Does not include rentals. Cannot be combined with any other offers, special discounts or coupons.

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Celts & Kayaks

Celts & Kayaks

Mar 16, 5:00pm - Mar 17, 9:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Stay tuned for details about Friday, March 16!

Happening Saturday, March 17:

9am - 4pm
Shamrock Search - Find a numbered shamrock and return it to the Park at Water's Edge for a prize!

Pot of Gold Challenge - Enter your best guess to win a Pot of Gold. Visit the Park at Water's Edge for details.

Look for the Leprechaun – The leaping Leprechaun comes just once a year. Find him for good luck and an on hill photo!

9:30am - 1:30pm: Event Registration
Slope side registration available for the Kayak on the Snow Race and the Slush Cup. Participants must be present to register. See rules for event age requirements. Parent signature required for children 17 and under.

11am: Kayak on the Snow Race
Compete for the best time kayaking on the snow! Equipment provided. The use of personal equipment is prohibited. Participants must be at least 8 years old. Registration required 30 minutes prior to the event starting.

12pm - 5pm: DJ Dance Party & BBQ
We'll be playing games and dancing all afternoon long! Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

1pm: Celtic Dance
Enjoy a unique slopeside show of Dair2Treble Irish & Interpretive Dance Troupe. Directed by Rose Vanderley. Showcasing traditional Irish dancing steps!

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

6 - 9pm: FREE slopeside concert featuring Brena
Brena, a six member band, features guitars, drums, horns, violin, keyboards, and tight vocal harmonies to keep you dancing all night long. Their wide variety of songs offer 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. Concert will be held slopeside near the base of Buck, in the big tent by Kinlochen.
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Retro Weekend

Retro Weekend

Mar 23, 6:00pm - Mar 24, 8:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Friday, March 23

6pm: Birds of Prey
Back by popular demand! Learn more about Wings of Wonder and their raptor rehabilitation program and meet live birds of prey like owls, falcons and hawks.

Saturday, March 24

11am: Mjolnir Challenge
The Mjolnir Challenge features two courses: The Thunder Run straight up Thor and a Devious Dash with obstacles up Loki. The winner in each race get their name etched on Thor’s legendary hammer and a 2018-19 season pass. Finisher medals awarded to all that reach the top! Are you worthy? $20 per person includes March on the Mountain t-shirt. Day of registration available at the slope side tent.

Online Registration Coming Soon!

2pm: Snow Descend Fat Tire Bike Race
Race on the mountain in snow, slush, or sand for the best time of two runs. Medals awarded for the top three in Fat Tire category. Top overall male and female winner will win a 2018-19 Season Pass! $20 per person, includes March on the Mountain t-shirt. Day of registration available at the slopeside tent.

Online Registration Coming Soon!

Noon - 4pm: DJ Dance Party & BBQ
Includes "Name That Tune", Rubik's Cube Contest and more. Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

5 - 8pm - Live DJ Plus Karaoke Contest
Entertainment will be held slopeside near the base of Buck, in the big tent near Kinlochen.
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Michigan Beer and Brat Festival

Michigan Beer and Brat Festival

May 26, 4:00pm - May 26, 8:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Kick off the summer with this Memorial Day weekend tradition at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy live entertainment while sampling an enormous selection of Michigan's finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Held slopeside.
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Admission

VIP Ticket Package: VIP Package includes: Admission at 3pm (one hour before general admission) to the Michigan Beer & Brat Festival, one (1) beer glass (9oz) and 10 tokens.

Cost: $60 per person (Ages 3 & under are free).

Tokens can be used toward a wide selection of Michigan craft beers, brats and delicious sides! No refunds. Tickets are available for pick up beginning in May (date to be determined), at Crystal Mountain's Front Desk, located in the Inn at the Mountain. If you are picking up your tickets on Saturday, May 26, please visit the lower level of the Crystal Center.

General Admission Beer and Brat Tickets
• Early Bird Sale - Save on General Admission Tickets and buy before May 2, 2018! On Sale February 7 - May 1, 2018: $25 per person

• General Admission Tickets, On Sale May 2 - Friday, May 25, 2018: $30 per person

• Day-of Pricing: $35 per person

• Ages 3 & under are free

General Admission Package includes: Admission at 4pm to the Michigan Beer & Brat Festival, one (1) beer glass (9oz) and 5 tokens.

Tokens can be used toward a wide selection of Michigan craft beers, brats and delicious sides! No Refunds. Tickets are available for pick up beginning in May (date to be determined), at Crystal Mountain's Front Desk, located in the Inn at the Mountain. If you are picking up your tickets on Saturday, May 26, please visit the lower level of the Crystal Center.
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Tokens
Additional tokens will be available to purchase at the festival for $2 each.

Full Pour: 1 - 2 tokens*
Half Brat: 1 token
Full Brat: 2 tokens

*Some specialty craft beers and meads may be 2 tokens due to limited availability.
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Entertainment

Drew Hale Band - Time: 3-5pm
Influenced by Texas roots and artists such as Reckless Kelly and Eric Church, the Drew Hale Band’s music pays homage to the red dirt country and southern rock scenes, as well as paints a picture of their love for the people and culture of Michigan, where the band calls home. They have shared stages and played festivals with some of Nashville’s biggest recording artists, including Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins, Toby Keith, and more. You can count on an eclectic show that delivers a dynamic combination of originals and covers that bridge the gap between country, roots rock, and blues.

The Rock Show Band - Time: 5:30-8pm
Mirroring the look and bombast of Journey in its 1980s heyday, The Rock Show Band takes fans on a sojourn through the greatest hits of the Steve Perry era. The song list timewarps to the golden days of shoulder pads and leopard prints as the band loves, touches, and squeezes out all the greatest hits. Their flashy fun performances are sure to keep you on your feet all night!
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Camp & Craft Childcare - 4-8pm: $49
Let our Camp & Crafts program entertain your child while you Beer and Brat! This childcare program is open to children ages 12 and under. Camp and Crafts program includes age appropriate crafts and games. Dinner included : Hot dogs, chips and watermelon.

$5 multiple child discount. Before and after care is available. $10 per additional hour needed. Advanced reservations required. Please call the Park at Water's Edge at 888.968.7686 ext. 7000.
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Sunday, May 27, 2018: Micros on MountainTop
Join us for an afternoon after-party on top of the mountain! Hop on the first chairlift ride of the season and enjoy Michigan microbrews, your barbecue favorites and live music.
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Crystal Mountain asks that you please be responsible about your alcoholic consumption. We encourage our guests to assign a designated driver or use on-property shuttles when leaving the festival. Cars left overnight will not be ticketed or towed. Those who chose not to drink at the festival will still have to pay the same price for admission as those who are drinking. All attendees have access to a lineup of musical talent, food and beverage vendors, merchandise, festival activities and prizes. For this reason, discounted tickets are not available.
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North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

May 27, 8:00am - May 27, 1:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Kick off summer with a running start at Crystal Mountain's 5th Annual Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k race! The North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k and 5k is a combination of paved roads, dirt roads and trails. The North Mitten route consists of primarily flat, open trails on Crystal Mountain property and will not climb the mountain. Both races will start and finish at the white slopeside tent near the Crystal Clipper chairlift. This is a great spring race for beginners and experienced runners!

Half Marathon: 8am
10k: 8:30am
5k: 9am

Course closes at 1pm

Registration - Opens January 1, 2018. Runners must register online. Entry fee is non-refundable. For more information call the Park at Water's Edge, 888.968.7686, ext. 7000.

Half Marathon
January 1 - 10: $55
January 11 - February 28: $65
March 1 - April 30: $70
May 1 - May 25: $75
May 26-27 (If available at Packet Pick Up): $80

10k
January 1 - 10: $30
January 11 - February 28: $40
March 1 - April 30: $45
May 1 - May 25: $47
May 26-27 (If available at Packet Pick Up): $50

5k
January 1 - 10: $25
January 11 - February 28: $35
March 1 - April 30: $40
May 1 - May 25: $42
May 26-27 (If available at Packet Pick Up): $45


Check In / Pick Up
Saturday, May 26 from 2-6pm at the Crystal Center
Late Pick Up: Sunday, May 27 from 6:30-8:30am at the Crystal Center

Racers are highly encouraged to pick up their packets on Saturday, May 26. During packet pick up, Crystal Mountain will be hosting the 13th Annual Michigan Beer and Brat Festival. Stay and enjoy the music!

Prizes & Awards
Half Marathon, 10k, 5k: Top overall male and female win a River Kayak, plus entry into next year's race.

Top three racers in each category win a prize pack. An award ceremony will be held at the Start/Finish Tent at 10:30am. Race results will be posted and updated at the Start/Finish Tent.

Plus all entrants will be entered to win prizes including a resort stay!

Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for aid stations, course marshal, registration, start/finish line and course sweeps. All volunteers receive lunch, a tee shirt and one beverage at Micros at MountainTop. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact Janice Davidson at 231.378.2000 ext. 7102 or janicedavidson@crystalmountain.com .
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