Crystal Mountain

Family Biking

Family Biking

Here a family rides their bikes in front of the beautiful Kinlochen lodge. Crystal Mountain's varied lodging choices are clearly among the Midwest's finest.

Photo courtesy of Crystal Mountain


Crystal Mountain, a family-owned, year-round ski, golf and spa resort located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City. Amenities include downhill skiing, cross country, a full-service spa, 36 holes of championship golf, an outdoor pool and water playground, Michigan's only alpine slide, lodging, dining, indoor pool and fitness center and IACC-approved conference facilities.

The Thistle Pub and Grill offers a unique menu changing from season to season. Steaks, fish, king-sized salads or weekly features may be ordered. International and locally brewed craft beers on draft to several single-malt scotches will inevitably quench your thirst.

The Wild Tomato Restaurant & Bar is open for breakfast daily and select days for dinner. A variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts are available as well as enjoying beer, wine or a mixed drink at the adjoining Wild Tomato Bar.

Crystal is also home to the Michigan Legacy Art Park, a non-profit 30-acre outdoor park that blends art with nature. In the spring, summer and fall, make a splash at the Park at Water's Edge or coast down the mountain on the Crystal Coaster, Michigan’s only alpine slide.

A Michigan Wine Restaurant serving a selection of Michigan wines.

Location of Crystal Mountain

Map of Michigan

Thompsonville Weather

M/CLEAR, humidity 88%, barometer 30.11,
wind 0 mph CLM
An afternoon thunderstorm in spots
78°F | 52°F
An afternoon thunderstorm in spots
Partly sunny
79°F | 58°F
Partly sunny
Variable clouds, a couple of t-storms
75°F | 55°F
Variable clouds, a couple of t-storms
Some sun with a t-storm possible; humid
75°F | 56°F
Some sun with a t-storm possible; humid
Chance for a couple of showers
78°F | 61°F
Chance for a couple of showers

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