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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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Tuesday February 20th, 2018 - 7:04 pm

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. Tickets on sale now!

Michigan Beer and Brat FestivalMay 26, 4:00pmCrystal MountainKick 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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Tuesday February 20th, 2018 - 8:39 am

Crystal Mountain

Crystal Spa days begin April 7! Enjoy select 50-minute massage, body and facial services starting at only $69* each! Crystal Spa guests also enjoy complimentary Eucalyptus steam rooms, infrared saunas, an indoor relaxation lounge, and mosaic hot tub garden as part of their spa experience.

Learn more: crystalmountain.com/specials/spa-days
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Crystal Spa days begin April 7! Enjoy select 50-minute massage, body and facial services starting at only $69* each! Crystal Spa guests also enjoy complimentary Eucalyptus steam rooms, infrared saunas, an indoor relaxation lounge, and mosaic hot tub garden as part of their spa experience. 

Learn more: crystalmountain.com/specials/spa-days

 

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Monday February 19th, 2018 - 8:49 am

Crystal Mountain

Don't miss your chance for the North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5k! This is a great spring race for beginners and experienced runners. Rates go up on March 1 - sign up today!

North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5kMay 27, 8:00amCrystal MountainKick 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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