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Holiday Celebrations at Crystal Mountain – December 16 to January 6

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Daily Activities

Available at the Park at Water’s Edge

Pick-A-Tree at the Park at Water’s Edge

Beginning Saturday, Dec. 16. Trees are free to houseguests while supplies last.

17th Annual Snowiest Snowflake Contest

Starting Saturday, December 16, stop by the Park at Water’s Edge for all the supplies you need to create a one-of-a-kind snowflake. Prizes for the top three “snowiest snowflakes” in four age groups. Winners announced Monday, January 1st and posted at the Park at Water’s Edge. You do not need to be present to win.

Photos on the Mountain

Enjoy the perfect holiday gift of a professional family photo! Starting at $60/private session. Advance reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Outdoor Laser Tag

Available daily through January 6, 2018 from 7-9pm. $12 per person per 30-minute session. Geared for ages 7 and up. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Family Campfire

Available daily through January 6, 2018 from 8-10pm at the Park at Water’s Edge. Unlimited complimentary marshmallows. S’mores are $3 each.

Glitter Tattoos, Tube-A-Licious Candy, Build-A-Buddy, Puffy Pillows

Get crafty at Park at Water’s Edge! Prices will vary.

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Search the mountain for clues! Visit the Park at Water’s Edge to start your journey.

Outdoor Hot Tub

Located at the Park at Water’s Edge.

Rentals Available at the Park at Water’s Edge

Fat Tire Bike Rentals
Ice Skate Rentals
Snowshoe Rentals
Movie and Board Game Rentals

Additional Daily Activities

Adventure Childcare

This on-site childcare program offers homelike comforts paired with resort fun. Advanced reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Holiday Shopping

Enjoy retail savings at The Shops of Crystal.

Crystal Spa

Check out our list of over 50 spa services available »

Peak Indoor Pool & Fitness Center

Our state-of-the-art fitness center is at the core of Crystal Mountain’s commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Must be at least 16 years old to use Peak Fitness Center exercise equipment and indoor pool unsupervised. Our indoor pool offers a family play area, separate lap lanes and a hot tub.

Nordic Walking Pole Rentals

Visit the Peak Fitness Center for a work-out unlike any other!

Michigan Legacy Art Park

View 48 sculptures along this 1.7 mile trail. Open daily from Dawn – Dusk.


Specialty Holiday Activities

Activity Descriptions

Archery – With target distances of 30 feet, our range is beginner friendly but challenging enough for the seasoned archer. $19 per person, per 30-minute session. Geared for ages 7+. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Snowshoe Tours – A leisurely tour through Crystal Mountain’s rolling, wooded terrain. $15 per person. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Fat Tire Bike Tours – Explore the property on a fat tire snow bike! $19 per person. Geared for ages 12 +. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.

Horse Drawn Surrey Rides – Be whisked away by a gentle team of Belgian horses! $10 per person. Ages 6 & under free with a paying adult. Reservations required, call ext. 7000.

See our holiday schedule below!

Saturday, December 16

10am, 4pm: Snowshoe Tour
2pm: Fat Tire Bike Tour
2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
6-9pm: Holiday Traditions – Decorate cookies, create ornaments, visit with Santa and more! Held at Crystal Center.
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Friday, December 22

7pm: Snowshoe Tour

Saturday, December 23

10am, 4pm: Snowshoe Tour
2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Sunday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

1pm: Ski with Santa – Join Santa for some on-hill fun! Call ext. 2000 for more info.
4-10pm: Christmas Eve Buffet at the Wild Tomato
5pm: Christmas Eve Story Time – Come listen to “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at the Inn Lobby.

Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day

10am-Close: $25 on the 25th – Ski or snowboard from 10am – Close on Monday, December 25, 2017 with lift tickets for $25 per person and rental for $25 per person.
4-10pm: Christmas Day Buffet at the Wild Tomato
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Tuesday, December 26

4pm: Snowshoe Tour

Wednesday, December 27

2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Thursday, December 28

4pm: Snowshoe Tour

Friday, December 29

2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides
7pm: Snowshoe Tour

Saturday, December 30

10am, 4pm: Snowshoe Tour
2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Sunday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve

5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Plus New Year’s Eve Parties for all ages to enjoy!

Monday, January 1

2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Tuesday, January 2

4pm: Snowshoe Tour

Wednesday, January 3

2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Thursday, January 4

4pm: Snowshoe Tour

Friday, January 5

2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
7pm: Snowshoe Tour
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

Saturday, January 6

10am, 4pm: Snowshoe Tour
2pm, 2:45pm: Archery
2pm: Fat Tire Bike Tour
5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 7:50, 8:50, 9:30pm: Horse Drawn Surrey Rides

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Friday December 15th, 2017 - 10:30 am

Crystal Mountain

🚨❄️POWDER ALERT❄️🚨 With 6 inches of powder overnight and 24 inches of snow this week, we’re ready to open for the season! ... See MoreSee Less

🚨❄️POWDER ALERT❄️🚨 With 6 inches of powder overnight and 24 inches of snow this week, we’re ready to open for the season!

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Yes, I can see and feel the roaring fireplace... inside....where I'd be snuggled in a close by chair reading a good book with a mug of hot chocolate close at hand.

We were there at noon today and it was deep !!! Yes the conditions are spectacular and with more snow and runs tomorrow what a full season opening ⛷⛷❄️❄️❄️❄️

We arrive on the 22nd and we can't wait!

Guess you don't make much snow there? Perfect North in Lawrenceburg, IN has been open for 3 weeks already.

Love the photo and snow!

On our way!

Great opening today! The new powder was awesome.

I know that Bungalow😜

Beautiful

WOOO

Incredible powder tonight - Had fun chasing our boys on the runs. Get out here and enjoy Northern Michigan!

Elisabeth Lusk. You were asking the other day about our snow fall.wellllll

Rachel Reed Pow pow alert

Austen Christopher Chloé Kesling Tami Underhill Kesling

Jennifer Schisler Tierney

Dennis Shirk

Andrew Pherson

Jenna Brown

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Thursday December 14th, 2017 - 11:47 am

Crystal Mountain

Discover Winter at Crystal Mountain
Discover the joys of winter at Crystal Mountain. With 18" of fresh snow this week, we'll open 29 runs on Friday and will add an additional 12 runs on Saturday - that's 71% of our skiable terrain!
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Discover Winter at Crystal Mountain

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FYI - the ski apps that track snowfall like "On The Snow" show no new snowfall at Crystal.

Looks wonderful. Wish we could all be there with Carol, Ed and the kids.

6 more days.....can't wait 😊❄️

Nick Wisner - when we hitting the slopes

Kevin Rosenhagen!! It’s ready for us when we get there in a few weeks! ❄️

Emily Jarrard

Nathaniel Powell

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Thursday December 14th, 2017 - 8:43 am

Crystal Mountain

Your place - right at the base of the slopes! This second floor, fully furnished studio unit features a dry bar with two queen beds. The unit is located adjacent to Kinlochen’s Thistle Pub & Grille, in the very heart of the resort - just steps from the Peak Fitness Center, Crystal Spa, indoor/outdoor pools, and the main lodge.

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: listings.crystalmountain.com/mlsdetail.php?MLS=1793611&map=&cat=0&prev=-1#ad-image-0
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Your place - right at the base of the slopes! This second floor, fully furnished studio unit features a dry bar with two queen beds. The unit is located adjacent to Kinlochen’s Thistle Pub & Grille, in the very heart of the resort - just steps from the Peak Fitness Center, Crystal Spa, indoor/outdoor pools, and the main lodge. 

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: http://listings.crystalmountain.com/mlsdetail.php?MLS=1793611&map=&cat=0&prev=-1#ad-image-0

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Teresa Brower-Fransen seriously, we should go in on this.......we could also rent it out.

Well, how many more do you have? We may have to look a little further into the hammock idea.

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