Crystal Mountain

Thompsonville, Michigan

From gentle treks through the trees to rolling terrain, Crystal Mountain’s 25+km cross-country skiing trail system is suitable for all skill levels. Explore during the day or take a night adventure along the 4km of lit trails!

Meticulously-groomed for both skate-style skiing and traditional cross-country skiing, these picturesque northern Michigan nordic skiing trails were rated #1 in Michigan by Michigan Living magazine readers.
Cross country ski equipment is available for rent or purchase. Be sure to explore the best winter weather apparel and gear at Mountain Sports or Kinlochen Shop.

Cross-Country Lessons
Crystal offers private and group cross-country or skate-style skiing sessions which include a basic overview of equipment and technique, as well as a trail pass to explore on your own. There are also Learn-to-XC clinics and tours! All lessons and programs require advanced registration by calling 888-968-7686 ext. 4150.

Want to try snowshoeing?
Snowshoeing is allowed anywhere on Crystal’s property, except the downhill slopes and cross-country trails. Snowshoers are asked to stay off the groomed ski tracks. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind snowshoe or hiking adventure, check out the wooded trail through Michigan Legacy Art Park which features more than 50 works of art inspired by Michigan’s culture and history. Learn more or ask about rental equipment by calling 888-968-7686 ext. 7000.

Fat Tire Biking

Enjoy the beauty of northern Michigan on two wheels with a Fat Tire bike ride. Rent a bike or bring your own and cruise along 12 miles of winter bike trails. Trail passes are required for all bikers and are included in our rentals. The best conditions for Fat tire snow biking are hard packed trails with a 4" inch base. Call 888-968-7686 ext. 7000 for the latest trail conditions and rental information.

For more information on all things winter, call 888-968-7686 ext. 7000 or visit

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