Lake-effect is a good thing at Crystal Mountain, giving its 45 runs an annual snowfall of more than 120 inches. A full-service resort with two golf courses, pools, banquet facilities, several bars and restaurants, the lodge is consistently ranked #1 in SKI magazine. Two back areas peel off of the main face, each one serviced by its own lift, which is the only way out. Gladed runs go along the top cornice, as well as sweeping along the outer boundaries of the big resort. There are double the number of slopes than hills nearer to Chicago and there is always snow, making Crystal the perfect winter weekend getaway.
Centerstage Reviewer: Robert Duffer