Northern Michigan kicked off 2012 with a big snowstorm and in January, Absolute Michigan will celebrate all that beautiful snow by giving away 4 pairs of tickets to 4 great Michigan ski resorts. We’ll also be heading out to the slopes to bring you reports & photos so stay tuned.
Our first giveaway (winner selected Jan 12, 2012) is from Crystal Mountain, a four-season ski, golf and spa resort located southwest of Traverse City in Thompsonville. Crystal has received a host of awards including Best Resort in the Midwest from Ski Magazine. With a nearly 400′ vertical, 45 slopes including a halfpipe and terrain park and 9 modern lifts across 85 acres of terrain, Crystal draws a quarter of a million skiers annually. While snow is not usually a problem, they take no chances with over 100 snowguns capable of pumping 1,000 tons of snow per hour.
To their wide range of hills for all abilities and great snow, Crystal Mountain adds great hospitality, with over 250 hotel rooms, suites, condominiums, townhomes and resort residences to choose from along with indoor pool and hot tub, a 20 person outdoor hot tub and their 18,500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Crystal Spa. It’s the only LEED certified spa in the Midwest and makes a great place to unwind if you skied too hard! There are also a number of dining options including a personal favorite, the Thistle Pub & Grille, that features Michigan craft brew, a ton of local infused menu items and some truly awesome burgers that will keep you tearing up the slopes!
All YOU need to do to have a shot at 2 tickets – good any day – to Crystal Mountain is to be on our email list. Sign up in the blue box at the top of the page. Even if you don’t win the giveaway, you can still get great deals by purchasing your ticket online.
You can watch all kinds of videos on the Crystal Mountain YouTube channel. We’ll take you out with one of our favorites, a video from a 1 1/2 foot powder dump a few years ago – think SNOW!