I found this little-known area listed in The Cass City Chronicle “AAA Michigan 1968 Winter Sports Fun Guide” printed on Jan. 4, 1968. They said it has several slopes, 2 tows, a junior jump, and night skiing, skating and tobogganing. Crystella operated for many years, but was closed due to budget cuts in 2009.
Now, Crystella is re-opening! The town council voted to allow the area to re-open with mainly volunteer labor. Will it still be open for skiing Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, with sledding on Monday. Still has 2 rope tows. Old schedule was: tows don’t run on Monday. Night sledding and Skiing on Monday and Wednesday until 8pm. Sledding and skating are free. When they closed, they must have had the lowest season ticket price in Michigan: $30. Didn’t see any mention of the jump in 2009.
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