Crystal Mountain set for snow, sun, fun throughout March

Crystal Mountain is tapping into spring excitement with four themed weekends during the month of March, all of which feature live outdoor entertainment and fun on-hill competitions and lift ticket discounts for those in costume.

As backyards begin to show signs of spring in March, it’s traditionally a much different story “Up North” as a 50-inch packed snow base holds strong for skiing and snowboarding at Crystal Mountain. The resort plans to soak up the sun and bluebird skies, making the most of winter’s last blast with a month-long celebration featuring bands, food and drink right at the base of the slopes.

“We make the most of winter every March,” John Melcher, chief operating officer, said. “There will be lots of activities for guests of all ages, outside and inside. It will be a great time to come out and enjoy Crystal Mountain and make the most of the rest of winter.”

Here’s a list of some of what’s in store for March at the Mountain:

Mardi Gras on the Mountain, March 6-7

“Let the good times roll!” on Crystal Mountain. Mask making, costume contests, slopeside deejay, a Mardi Gras cookout with BBQ and seafood boil, beads for the entire family and more highlight the first weekend of March at the Mountain.

Spring Carnival, March 13-14

The weekend kicks off with the Cardboard Classic and Slush Cup. Enjoy the slopeside deejay and cookout and stay for the after-party in the Vista Lounge with music from Skarcasm.

Celts and Kayaks, March 21

St. Patrick’s Day weekend features plenty of Irish fare, Celtic dancers, family fun activities like the Shamrock Search with the popular on hill Kayak race and second round of the Slush Cup. Look for Leprechauns! Stay afterward for the free slopeside concert featuring the band Typo.

Retro Day, March 28

Take on Thor’s Challenge and race straight up Thor, or join our Rubik’s Cube contest. There will be lots of retro activities and a free concert featuring the band Risqué.

Spring Break = Free Skiing, March 22 to April 4

Stay, play and relax with free skiing and activities for the whole family. At Crystal Mountain, stay with us March 22 through April 4 in hotel-style accommodations, with room rates starting at $129 per night. Stay at least two nights and get free skiing.

For more information about March on the Mountain, visit

About Crystal Mountain:

Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort destination located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City and a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The resort features lodging, dining, downhill and cross-country skiing, two championship golf courses, shopping, award-winning Crystal Spa, Michigan’s only alpine slide, the Park at Water’s Edge, Michigan Legacy Art Park, weddings and a conference center. Visit