VIP Admission begins at 3pm, General Admission from 4-8pm. Ages 3 and under are free. This year, guests will pick up a token for festival admission. Tokens are designated with your appropriate festival entry time (either 3pm or 4pm). Any guests ages 21+ must show valid photo I.D. at admission to the festival. Guests will then be provided a color coded wristband to verify age and admission.
Tokens are available for pick up May 16 – 28 at Crystal Mountain’s Front Desk, located in the Inn at the Mountain. If you are picking up your token on Saturday, May 28, they will be available at the Front Desk until Noon, or you can visit the lower level of the Crystal Center after 2pm.
VIP Admission – Limited Tickets Available!
$75 per person. Includes early festival access (3pm), one 8oz beer glass, one lanyard glass holder, 20 event tickets and two special edition beers.
Additional tickets will be available to purchase at the festival for $1 each. Tickets can be used toward a wide selection of Michigan craft beers, meads, hard ciders, wine, liquor, brats, soda, water, and delicious sides! No refunds.
Full Pour: 3 – 6 tickets*
Half Brat: 2 tickets
Full Brat: 4 tickets
*Some specialty craft beers, meads, hard ciders, wine, and liquor may be 4-6 tickets due to limited availability.
Celebrate spring the “up-north” way, with all kinds of snow-filled fun! Fun-in-the-sun costumes are highly encouraged. Get ready for events and activities for the whole family can enjoy during Spring Carnival.
Please Note: All activities are weather permitting and subject to cancellation.
9:30 – 10:30AM: Cardboard Classic Registration
Please review the rules prior to creating your sled. Held slopeside on the Lodge Deck. Only two racers are allowed per sled. Helmets are required. Day-of-registration required 30-minutes before event start time (10:30am). All participants must be present at registration for a wristband.
10:30AM: 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 the Cheers to Lou slope! View the rules prior to building your sled.
11AM – 1:30PM: Slush Cup Registration
Held on the Lodge Slopeside deck. Participants must be at least 12 years of age. Helmets are required. Rental gear is prohibited.
11am – 2pm
Local Michigan Grilled Burger Plate – $12. Comes with homemade chips and baked beans!
Ebel’s Jalapeno Cheddar Brat Plate – $9. Comes with homemade chips and baked beans!
A la Carte items are also available!
Noon – 4pm
Slopeside DJ playing your favorite tunes at the Crystal Center patio!
On-Slope Scavenger Hunt – Find the surfboards scattered around the mountain and bring one back to the Park at Water’s Edge for a prize!
Candy Jar Challenge – Guess the amount of goodies in the jar at the DJ booth to win a prize! Winner will be announced at 3:45pm.
2PM: Slush Cup
Ski or ride through a giant pit of icy slush! Day of registration required at the Lodge 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. Held at the base of Thor.