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Crystal Mountain – Michigan Beer & Brat Festival – May 28, 2022
[ May 28, 2022; 3:00 pm; ] The Michigan Beer and Brat Festival is back! Celebrate our 15th Annual celebration on Saturday, May 28, 2022. Enjoy live entertainment while sampling an enormous selection of Michigan's finest microbrews, meads, hard ciders, wine, liquor and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. BUY ADMISSION NOW » Token Admission VIP Admission begins at 3pm, General Admission from 4-8pm. Ages 3 [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Mardi Gras on the Mountain – March 5, 2022
[ March 5, 2022; ] 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 – Spring Carnival – March 12, 2022
[ March 12, 2022; ] Get ready for a fun filled Saturday with events and activities for the whole family to enjoy! more...

Crystal Mountain – Celts & Kilts – March 19, 2022
[ March 19, 2022; ] Cheers to a fun-filled St. Patrick's weekend, with plenty of activities for everyone. Look for our on-hill leprechauns from 9am - 4pm for some luck of the Irish and a photo op! Please Note: All activities are weather permitting and subject to cancellation. 9:30 - 10:30AM: Kayaks on the Snow Registration Be the fastest one down our race [...] more...

Crystal Mountain ~ Retro Day ~ March 26, 2022
[ March 26, 2022; ] 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...


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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