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Crystal Mountain Resort MI

Crystal Mountain Resort MI

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

206

Rank in
Region

10

Rank in
State

7

This resort is often compared with:

Boyne Mountain
Nubs Nob
Granite Peak
Best time for snow at
Crystal Mountain Resort MI
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Friday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Sunday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 140" per year
Snow Quality Rank

207

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

171

Crystal Mountain Resort MI is ranked No. 171 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

6.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

0.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

65.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

171

Crystal Mountain Resort MI is ranked No. 171 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

207

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Crystal Mountain Resort MI

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
73
score
64.1
Snow Volume
rank
171
score
37.5
Overall
rank
206
score
36.0

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

375 ft

1132 ft
Base Elevation: 757 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Crystal Mountain Resort MI

Crystal Mt. has no detail snow data, but we accept the published average of 140 inches snowfall due to moderate lake effect snow from Lake Michigan. However, terrain is generally too flat for deep powder skiing.

Accumulation and Preservation

Crystal's cold climate facilitates early season snowmaking. Rain is less frequent than in the Northeast and rarely as intense. The limited acreage can be more easily restored with snowmaking and grooming than at larger and steeper areas in the Northeast. Relatively flat Midwest ski terrain will routinely melt/freeze in warm weather or March sun.