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Crystal Mountain ~ Michigan Beer & Brat Festival ~ May 25, 2024
[ May 25, 2024; ] Join our 17th annual celebration of Michigan made food and craft beverages happening Saturday, May 25, 2024. Enjoy live entertainment from The Drew Hale Band and The RockShow while sampling an enormous selection of Michigan's finest microbrews, meads, hard ciders, wine, liquor and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Admission VIP Admission begins at 3pm, General Admission from 4-8pm. [...] more...

Empire Asparagus Festival ~ June 1, 2024
[ June 1, 2024; ] We are back for another amazing asparagus filled day! Lots of incredible local asparagus eats, great music, and fun activities to come! Including the Kick-Yer Assparagus 5k Fun Run/Walk! Link below to sign up! Sign up for the 5k HERE! Enter your asparagus recipe HERE! Want to volunteer? Sign up HERE! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 10am: Kick-Yer Assparagus 5k Fun Run/Walk Noon: [...] more...

Bike Benzie Tour ~ June 1, 2024
[ June 1, 2024; ] Created by the Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club and hosted by Crystal Mountain for the last 16 years, Benzie Sunrise Rotary's Bike Benzie Tour is an annual charity ride for the benefit of area youth. Routes There are three routes to choose from, which start and end at Crystal Mountain. 28-Mile Course:  The 28-mile route travels north out [...] more...

Crystal Mountain ~ Michigan PGA Women’s Open Pro-Am ~ June 22, 2024
[ June 22, 2024; ] The Michigan PGA is celebrating the 31st Anniversary of the Michigan PGA Women’s Open Tournament . This year will mark 22 years the premier event has been held on Mountain Ridge at Crystal Mountain. But the fun begins Saturday, June 22 with the popular and always entertaining Michigan PGA Women's Open Pro-Am. Grab your friends, family [...] more...

Crystal Mountain ~ Michigan PGA Women’s Open ~ June 24 ~ 26, 2024
[ June 24, 2024 to June 26, 2024. ] Crystal Mountain is proud to be celebrating 13 years as host of the Michigan PGA Women’s Open. We hope you will join us for this premier event considered among the finest Women’s Open Championships in the nation. more...

National Cherry Festival ~ June 29 ~ July 6, 2024
[ June 29, 2024 to July 6, 2024. ] June 29 - July 6, 2024 in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan! The Grand Traverse region, known for its world-record tart cherry harvest, bursts with visitors eager to savor the flavor of cherries tucked into everything imaginable. Each day Festival goers find cherry delights along with parades, family and kids events and entertainment. In all, there are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain ~ Independence Day Celebration ~ July 1 ~ 7, 2024
[ July 1, 2024 to July 7, 2024. ] Bring the entire family and join us as we convert Crystal Mountain into “Main Street USA” and celebrate our country’s independence in good old fashioned red, white and blue style! This annual event—open to all—includes a family carnival, fireworks over the mountain, golf scrambles, live entertainment & more! 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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