Crystal Mountain Set for Snow, Sun, Fun This Spring

Crystal Mountain is tapping into spring excitement during March at the Mountain, with themed weekends during the month of March and early April, all of which feature socially distanced and safe outdoor things to do for skiing and riding enthusiasts.

As backyards start to begin showing signs of spring, it’s traditionally a much different story “Up North.” Crystal Mountain has a 60-inch packed snow base that is holding strong for skiing and snowboarding this spring.

The resort plans to soak up the sun and bluebird skies, making the most of winter’s last blast with a month-long celebration of safe, family fun on the slopes that will bring the 2020-2021 winter season to a close.

“We always try to make the most of winter, even in March; and especially this March,” John Melcher, chief operating officer, said. “We’ve been so appreciative of our guests who have helped allow us to continue offering safe, outdoor winter recreation experiences. So this March will be extra special.”

The resort will continue to make snow as conditions allow, and the snowmaking team has been stockpiling the white stuff to freshen up the slopes when needed. So the team is confident there is plenty of skiing and riding ahead for March.

Masks will continue to be required – even outside, especially in areas where social distancing is not possible. Those areas include in chairlift lines, at ski racks and at all food service areas.

Here’s a list of some socially-distanced Saturday events for March at the Mountain and the first weekend in April:

Mardi Gras on the Mountain, March 6
“Let the good times roll!” on Crystal Mountain. Mask making, costume contests and a slopeside, socially distanced deejay will highlight the first weekend of March at the Mountain. Ski with Crystal Mountain’s very own jester and find some scavenger hunt items.

Spring Carnival, March 13
Let’s luau. Enjoy the slopeside deejay from a distance after skiing in your aloha wear. Take the candy jar challenge or take part in the slopeside scavenger hunt.

Celts and Kilts, March 20
St. Patrick’s Day weekend features plenty of Irish fare and family fun activities like find the Shamrock. Look for Crystal Mountain’s skiing Leprechauns! Then stay afterward and listen to the free slopeside deejay from a safe distance.

Retro Day, March 27
There will be lots of retro activities and a free deejay you can enjoy from the slopes. Show us your best retro ski wear for a chance to win Crystal Mountain SWAG.

Easter, April 3
A bonus weekend to end the ski season brings fun Easter themed activities on Saturday. The last day of skiing for the 2020-2021 winter season is planned for Sunday, April 4.

The resort will be open every day in March through April 4. Lift hours and prices will vary, so please visit for the most updated information.

For more information about additional activities for March at the Mountain, please 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 1,500-acre resort features lodging, dining, downhill and cross-country skiing, two championship golf courses, shopping, award-winning Crystal Spa, Michigan’s only alpine slide, Peak Fitness, the Park at Water’s Edge, Michigan Legacy Art Park, weddings, a conference center and real estate options. Visit for more resort details or information about Four Seasons Club memberships.