Crystal Mountain

Thompsonville, Michigan

From gentle treks through the trees to the rolling terrain of our black diamond cross-country skiing trails, Crystal Mountain’s 25+km cross-country skiing trail network provides terrain for all ability levels, from novice to expert. We even have 3K lighted for night skiing. Trails are meticulously groomed for both skating and classic style skiing.

Meticulously-groomed for both skating and traditional cross-country skiing, these picturesque northern Michigan cross-country skiing trails were rated #1 in Michigan by Michigan Living magazine readers.

Crystal’s Nordic Pro Shop carries a bountiful selection of cross-country equipment and adventure clothing, along with everything necessary for the adventure-minded enthusiasts. Open daily.

Cross-Country Lessons
Crystal’s private and group cross-country skiing sessions will encompass a thorough overview of the chosen technique, how to dress for the elements, waxing and equipment care.

Private Lessons: Offered daily. $45 includes one-hour instruction and Trail Pass. Add rental equipment for $10.

Group Lessons: Offered daily. A minimum of four people required for group lesson. $25 includes one-hour instruction, Trail Pass and rental equipment.

Advance reservations required. Please call (231) 378-2000 ext. 4000.

Want to try snowshoeing?
Snowshoeing is allowed anywhere on Crystal’s property, EXCEPT groomed and track-set cross country trails. Snowshoers are asked to stay off the groomed ski tracks. A special treat is a hike through the Michigan Legacy Art Park! For more information and snowshoe rentals, call our Mountain Adventure at (800) 968-7686, ext. 7000.

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