Ski Resort Life

What's New at Crystal Mountain for 2008-2009 Season

New Improvements and Lodging Await Guests next Season


– The list of what’s new at Crystal Mountain this winter is extensive and exciting as the Crystal Spa opens its doors and guests book their first stays in the slopeside Bungalows at Crystal Glen.

NEW! Crystal Spa

The Crystal Spa, to be one of only six LEED certified (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) spa facilities in the nation, will open its doors this winter. The 18,500 square-foot building will include 12 treatment rooms, manicure & pedicure area, steam rooms, infrared saunas, men’s & women’s locker rooms, and an outdoor meditation garden with hot tub. The facility will also include an indoor pool, fitness & strength training equipment and indoor & outdoor motion studios for classes such as yoga and Pilates.

NEW! The Bungalows at Crystal Glen

The nostalgic décor and prime location of Crystal’s newest three- and four-bedroom dwellings will make them a popular pick among guests this winter and for years to come. The Bungalows are nestled in the very heart of the resort with ski-in/ski-out access at the base of the slopes and just steps away from the new Crystal Spa. Each design is inspired by 1900s era vacation bungalows and decorated in an arts & crafts motif.

NEW! Pick-A-Day Season Pass

Life is busy which is why Crystal continues to offer flexible season pass options to fit every schedule. The Pick-A-Day Season Pass ($149 adults & juniors) allows skiers and snowboarders to hit the slopes the same day every week (excluding Saturday) even on a holiday!

NEW! Wednesday Special – Skiers 60+

Skiers and snowboarders ages 60 & up can hit the slopes every Wednesday of the season for only $99.

NEW! Get Fit Program

Crystal Mountain has a great option for parents who can’t bring themselves to purchase new ski equipment their child will outgrow by next season. Crystal’s Get Fit Program allows parents to buy new children’s ski equipment at retail prices and then trade in & trade up for a new size next season. Equipment packages for boys and girls start from $199. Equipment through the Get Fit Program returned in good condition with a sales receipt can be traded in for 70% of the retail price after the season.

NEW! Terrain Park Groomer

The latest addition to Crystal’s fleet of groomers will be particularly popular with the snowboarders and freestyle skiers. Crystal’s new PistenBully 600 features a special blade and tiller designed to more precisely shape terrain park features and steep banks.

Celebrating over 50 years, Crystal is a family owned resort with 45 downhill slopes, 40km cross-country trails, Crystal Spa, Michigan Legacy Art Park, golf, a one-acre outdoor water playground, the Crystal Coaster, Michigan’s only alpine slide, lodging, dining, skiing, IACC-approved conference facilities. SKI Magazine rated Crystal the #1 Resort in the Midwest in 2005.