Chairlift rides, alpine slide, outdoor laser tag: fall fun days return to Crystal Mountain Resort


THOMPSONVILLE, MI – Fall weekends are packed with action at Crystal Mountain Resort. This month is no different, with a long list of outdoor activities on offer for the resort’s fall Saturdays. There are spa specials on the horizon too, and for mountain biking enthusiasts: a look at some new trails that won’t be officially open to crowds until 2022.

In our quest to shed some light on some fall adventures that will get people out there, here’s a look at what they have in the works for the next few weeks:

Fall fun Saturdays: Every Saturday in October, the resort offers many different activities that inspire people to enjoy their time outdoors. For specific hours and costs per person, check out the Crystal Mountain event website here. Chairlift rides are always a fall favorite, as is the resort’s winding alpine slide.

“Scenic chairlift rides are definitely one of the most popular fall activities we have here at Crystal Mountain,” said Recreation Director Jen Roberts. “People of all ages marvel at the top of the mountain as they gaze at miles of bright orange, scarlet and golden leaves that span three counties. It’s something that you really have to see in person.

A view of three counties is the reward for reaching the top of the Crystal Mountain chairlift. Photo provided by Crystal Mountain.

Other activities to do on Fall Saturdays:

  • Bike rental
  • Disc-golf
  • Fall sand art
  • Surrey rides
  • Edge Adventure Course
  • Climbing wall with vertical edge
  • Alpine slide
  • Archery
  • Archery label
  • Outdoor Laser Tag
  • Wagon rides
  • Color tour by mountain bike
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The Crystal Mountain Adventure Course allows you to reach the level of the treetops. Photo provided by Crystal Mountain Resort.

Other events planned at Crystal Mountain this fall:

October 10: Join naturalist and tour guide Caitlin Chism for a special guided tour Fall colors tour through the art park.

October 16: Be among the first to test the new cycle paths developed for the 2022 summer season during the Overview of gravity trails Event. Hike six new trails, plus a jump line and northern Michigan’s longest log hike.

17 Oct – 24 Nov: The popular Spa Cristal Days run during this window, or treat yourself to a Two-hour planning pass Mondays and Tuesdays. All services and the amenity card include access to the hammam, sauna, hot tub, relaxation lounge, indoor pool and fitness center at the resort’s spa.

October 23: The 15th edition of the founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic go back to the mountain. The runners will pass through deciduous and pine forests on two tracks and on one track before crossing the finish line near the base of the tracks.

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You can bring your own bike to Crystal Mountain or rent one on site. Photo provided by Crystal Mountain Resort.

October 30: Join the crystal mountain Ski exchange. Sell ​​or buy used ski or snowboard equipment from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 25% of the proceeds of which will go to three local high school ski teams and the Crystal Community Ski Club.

If you go, you may need a reservation: Reservations for most fall activities and events, as well as golf and accommodation, can be done online. Online reservations for scenic chairlift rides are strongly encouraged.

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