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The Snow is Still Good in Northern Michigan

It seems impossible that just a few hours’ drive north there is snow for skiing, but it’s true. All winter long, Crystal Mountain has been blessed with plenty of lake effect and regular snow. When we visited in January, it snowed for 3 days straight- no exaggeration. Enough so, that even the recent warmer temps and rain have not stopped skiing. In fact, Crystal Mountain plans to be skiing through March this year- another good 5 weeks on the slopes.

If you don’t believe they still have snow, take a look at their web cam. I promise you, it’s full of the white stuff.

March Fun Family Events at Crystal Worth the Drive North

Maybe snow isn’t your first choice when it comes to a March escape. That’s ok. We all have a little bit of spring fever. But put those tropical daydreams aside for a moment and consider a few closer alternatives that will leave you smiling. Here’s the fun lineup you can look forward to in March:


March 2-3: Mardi Gras on the Mountain

Costume contest, bead scavenger hunt, yoga, DJ Dance Party, BBQ & Seafood Boil

March 9-10: Spring Carnival

Cardboard sled building & races, yoga, slush cup, scavenger hunt (winner gets a 2018-19 season pass!) Dance party & BBQ, slopeside concert

PLUS: Friday, March 9, don’t miss 5-for-$50 Friday

Bring a group of six people and you all ski and ride from open-to-close for only $50!

  • The larger the group, the better the deal:
  • 2 for $25 each
  • 3 for $16.67 each
  • 4 for $12.50 each
  • 5+ for $10 each!

March 16-17: Celts & Kayaks

Cheers to a fun-filled St. Patrick’s weekend, with plenty of activities for everyone, including the epic Kayak on the Snow Race.

Also this weekend: Celtic Dance, Slush Cup, and FREE Slopeside Concert.


March 23-24: Retro Weekend

Dust off your 80’s & 90’s neon, swatch watches, gigantic jeans, big hair and vintage sweaters. Whatever your decade, bring it back for Retro Weekend at Crystal Mountain! Fun events this weekend include a DJ Dance Party & BBQ, Karaoke contest and two races: the Mjolnir Challenge and Snow Descend Fat Tire Bike Race.

The Mjolnir Challenge features two courses: The Thunder Run straight up Thor and a Devious Dash with obstacles up Loki. The winner in each race get their name etched on Thor’s legendary hammer and a 2018-19 season pass. Finisher medals awarded to all that reach the top!

Snow Descend Fat Tire Bike Race is where you race on the mountain in snow, slush, or sand for the best time of two runs. Medals awarded for the top three in Fat Tire category. Top overall male and female winner will win a 2018-19 Season Pass!

Take it North for March Family Fun in Michigan

Crystal Mountain has planned all of the fun. Now, you just need to get yourself there.

Head up for the day (it’s only a 2-ish hour drive from GR) or make it a weekend. They’ll treat you well.

Call (855) 995-5146 for reservations.