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Indianhead Mountain – Mountain Top Music Festival – March 17 – 18, 2017
[ March 17, 2017 to March 18, 2017. ] MOUNTAIN TOP FESTIVAL IS BACK FOR 2017....join us at Indianhead and Blackjack Resorts in Wakefield, MI, March 17-18! Enjoy the best slopes and the best snow in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the best roots music from the Midwest and beyond, Indianhead's famous Bikini Races, and the best gathering of music lovers around! TWO premier ski resorts, one ticket, [...] more...

Boyne Highlands – Krazy Daze – March 17 – 19, 2017
[ March 17, 2017 to March 19, 2017. ] Every year at Boyne Highlands, we celebrate spring with our something-for-everyone weekend of no-holds-barred festivities - Krazy Daze! Join us for live music, lighthearted activities, and upbeat events tailored to every member of the family. Whether you're a face-painted kid taking a pass at the Silly Slalom, or a kid at heart warming up for [...] more...

Boyne Mountain – Carnival Weekend – March 17 – 19, 2017
[ March 17, 2017 to March 19, 2017. ] Every spring at Boyne Mountain, we celebrate the new season with a party that brings together the festivities of St. Patrick's Day and the zaniness of Mardi Gras - we affectionately call it Carnival Weekend. Many of you affectionately call it "Crazy Daze." Whatever you want to call it, just know that this weekend brings [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Celts & Kayaks – March 17 – 18, 2017
[ March 17, 2017 to March 18, 2017. ] Cheers to a fun-filled St. Patrick's weekend, with plenty of activities for everyone, including our epic Kayak on the Snow Race. Don't miss the celebration! Book your stay today. Book Now » or call (888) 976-5106 for reservations. Friday, March 17 9am - 4pm Shamrock Search - Find a numbered shamrock and return it to the Park at Water's Edge [...] more...

Bikini Races at Blackjack Mountain – March 18, 2017
[ March 18, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Ladies Bikini Races at 1pm! New Men's Bikini Race to follow! Must be over 18 years old & signed up by 12pm at Blackjack Mountain front desk! - 2017/18 Season Pass first place! more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Spring Ski Fest & Hawaiian BBQ – March 18, 2017
[ March 18, 2017; ] Wear your Hawaiian shirt, get "lei'd", and feast on some of the best Hawaiian Barbeque this side of the Pacific! Grill chef “Hawaiian Ryan” will be barbequing locally raised pork hocks, along with island style veggies and of course freshly grilled pineapple. Celebrate all that is great about spring: long, sunny days of great cross country skiing [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – 24rd Annual Junior Muffin Pursuit Races – March 19, 2017
[ March 19, 2017; ] The longest standing juniors race in Michigan, the Muffin Race will be held at Cross Country Ski Headquarters on Sunday, February 28th. The race is a Junior Girls & Boys 8km Pursuit race. Skiers will classic ski the first half of the race then ski freestyle the second half of the race. more...

Boyne Highlands – Ski League Championships – March 25, 2017
[ March 25, 2017; ] Get your team together one last time this season and see where you stack up against teams from all over the state. The 28th Ski League Championships is a great afternoon of team racing and camaraderie. Teams are comprised of 7 ski racers, one of which must be a female. Race will take place on [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Retro Weekend – March 24 – 25, 2017
[ March 24, 2017 to March 25, 2017. ] 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...

Boyne Highlands – “Chocolate Cake” Downhill – March 26, 2017
[ March 26, 2017; ] Each year, our Boyne Highlands Downhill competition brings the thrill of World Cup-style downhill racing to Boyne Highlands. Open to all ages and ability levels, this popular annual event allows competitors to race on one of two courses - Leprechuan or Olympic - with awards for male and female winners in a variety [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Easter Egg Hunt – April 15, 2017
[ April 15, 2017; ] Saturday | April 15, 2017 Stay tuned for details! <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> <> more...

Crystal Mountain – Easter Buffet – April 16, 2017
[ April 16, 2017; ] Sunday, April 16, 2017 Hippity-hop to the Easter Buffet and enjoy a variety of favorites at the Crystal Center. Stay tuned for details! <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> <> more...

Crystal Mountain – 12th Annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival – May 27, 2017
[ May 27, 2017; ] Kick off the summer with this Memorial Day weekend tradition at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy live entertainment while sampling over 75 of Michigan's finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Plus, live entertainment held slopeside. Stay tuned for event details! Stay tuned for more participating Breweries and Brat Vendors! Beer available while supplies last. Crystal [...] more...

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Retro Weekend

Retro Weekend

Mar 24, 6:00pm - Mar 25, 8:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Friday, March 24
6pm: Birds of Prey
Back by popular demand! Learn more about Wings of Wonder and their raptor rehabilitation program and meet live birds of prey like owls, falcons and hawks.

Saturday, March 25
11am: Get Up! On Mountain Run
Take the challenge to run, walk, climb or crawl to the top of Loki, slush or shine! Medals for all finishers. Top male and female winners receive a 2017-18 Season Pass! $20 per person, includes March on the Mountain t-shirt. Register online by visiting crystalmountain.com/retro

2pm: Get Down! Bike Race
Race on the mountain in snow, slush, or sand for the best time of two runs. Medals awarded for the top three in both Fat Tire and Open categories. $20 per person, includes March on the Mountain t-shirt. Register online by visiting crystalmountain.com/retro

Noon - 4pm: DJ Dance Party & BBQ
Includes "Name That Tune", Rubik's Cube Contest and more. Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

5 - 8pm - FREE Slopeside Concert featuring The Journey
The Journey Tribute entertains audiences from all over the world. Let this band of extremely talented musicians take you on a “journey” of some of rock’s most enduring classics. Be prepared for a high energy show! During the concert, enjoy $3 drafts at the Kinlochen Plaza!
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Ride With Karly!

Ride With Karly!

Mar 25, 9:00am - Mar 26, 4:00pm

Boyne Mountain Resort
1 Boyne Mountain Rd
Boyne Falls, MI  49713 Map

At 22 years old, she's already accomplished more than any other female slopestyle snowboarder from the Midwest. She's topped podiums in worldwide competitions; is a member of the U.S. Pro Slopestyle Snowboard Team; and claimed a solid sixth place finish in the Sochi Winter Olympics. In January 2017, Karly even competed in her first X Games competition. We, of course, love that it all began at Boyne Mountain.
And for one weekend, Karly will be "coming home" to Boyne Mountain to give you a chance to ride with her. For two days, Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 from 1-4pm, you can hit the park with an Olympian, Karly Piper Shorr.
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Michigan Beer and Brat Festival

Michigan Beer and Brat Festival

May 27, 4:00pm - May 27, 8:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Kick 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.

Tickets are on sale now! For more info, visit: crystalmountain.com/beerfest
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North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

May 28, 8:00am - May 28, 4:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Kick off summer with a running start at Crystal Mountain's 4th 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!

Visit our website to learn more: www.crystalmountain.com/events/north-mitten
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