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Crystal Mountain | Ski Pure Michigan

Crystal Mountain | Ski Pure Michigan


For skiers and snowboarders
traveling north of Mesick on M 115 Excitement builds as the
snow-covered slopes of Crystal Mountain
come into view. Located southwest of Traverse City
in the Benzie County community of Thompsonville, Crystal Mountain has
the feel of a skiers village. With mountaintop ski-in and ski-out
townhomes, chalets, cottages and hotels dotting the property,
accommodations are certainly plentiful. And the skiing! Crystal Mountain has built a reputation
as a family-friendly snow sports destination and the resort’s 58 runs accessed
by 8 different lifts offer thrills and challenges for skiers and riders
of all ability levels. We hopped on the Buck Quad lift to
enjoy today’s trail of choice, Crystal’s signature run: Buck. With views of Kinlochen Lodge
at the base, and the Betsie River Valley beyond, Buck
is steep enough to get your heart racing yet wide enough to give
you room to let him run. And the high-quality snow had us
jumping back in line for another lap. After a great day on the slopes,
fireplaces, an award-winning spa pools, and hot tubs are among the
aprés ski options that await. Visit michigan.org/SkiPureMichigan to see other episodes in the series and visit michigan.org/winter to discover
more winter attractions in the area.

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