Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
1-800-968-7686, (231) 378-2000
Cost: Call or check website
Hours: Open year-round; skiing offered November-March, weather permitting; check website
Crystal Mountain has 48 downhill slopes, three terrain parks, and 40 km of cross-counry trails with many off-slope activities like dog sled rides, paintball, snowmobiling, horse-drawn surrey rides, snowshoe tours, and winter scavenger hunts. Crystal Mountain is also home to Crystal Spa, Peak Fitness Center and Michigan Legacy Art Park. There are also family events like the Holiday Trail Celebration (Nov. 29) and the annual New Year's Eve on the Mountain (Dec. 31). See the website for a complete listing of events, including live birds of prey programs, ice skating, and new fat-tire snow bike rental.