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Our Vision:
Create a premier, sustainable family-centered snow sports club, partnering with Crystal Mountain, which offers affordable, certified instruction/coaching at all levels.

Our Mission:
Build an organization through leadership of the Board to develop the skills through certified instruction/coaching for  lifelong values and enjoyment of snow sports for youth and family.




We thank all our wonderful donors to CCSC.

We continue to seek donations to help run our programs and allow us to expand our reach to the children of Northern Michigan. Please encourage your family and friends to donate, if they would like to contribute to our programs.

Thank You, from the youth of Crystal Community Ski Club.


Share Winter Foundation

Feather Foundation

Benzie Sunrise Rotary Foundation

BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund

Crystal Mountain

Live Marketing

Keith & Barb Van Duzen Family Donation

Althea Petritz Family Donation

Jim and Chris MacInnes

Ski & Spree Ski Club

Nordic Snow Angel Sponsors

Cathleen Knauf Family Donation

Crystal Mountain Four Season Members

Jim Barnes - Crystal Lake Catering Company

Manistee County Community Foundation

Cherryland Cares

Benzie County Community Chest

Donate and Sponsor CCSC below

Donate to the Crystal Community Ski Club

Purchase a pair of Nordic Rocks skis

Pay for a Special Program or Fee

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can Join The Crystal Community Ski Club (CCSC)?

The CCSC is a non-profit snowsports club where youth ages 7 through 17 can learn or advance their downhill skiing, snowboarding, or cross-country skiing in a fun and encouraging environment.

What does it cost to join the Club? 

There is a registration fee of $20 per individual or $30 for a family to become members of the CCSC.

Am I responsible for getting my child a lift pass, or is it included in the cost*?

Yes. Every member of the CCSC is required to acquire their own pass, but being a member has its perks. All CCSC members are able to purchase their passes at the Crystal School Program rates.  These are discounted rates, and if you purchase before the deadline you'll get an even better deal. 
* The Master The Trails program (Nordic) includes Nordic pass in the registration fee*

How do I register with the Family Discount?

If you are registering more than one player in your family, there is a family maximum fee of $30.  In order for the registration system to recognize that you are registering multiple players, please register all of your players at this time.  On the Review Page, there is a link near the bottom to "Register Another Player" - please click on this link to ensure that all of your players are registered within the same order.

***Failure to do so will result in a forfeiture of your Family’s discounted rates.***

What programs does tHe CCSC offer?

There are a variety of programming options designed to enhance and elevate your child's wintertime sports enjoyment.

  • Master The Mountain- Learn To Ski or Snowboard 
  • Master The Trails- Learn Nordic (cross-country) skiing
  • Race Academy- enhance race skills
  • Middle School Race Team- Grades 6-8
  • Top Team (High School/USS&S Training)- Grades 6-12
  • Nordic Ski Team- Middle School and High School
  • Holiday Race Camp
  • December 19th-22nd, 2020

How much do the programs cost?

Program costs vary depending on how motivated your child is to participate.  Please navigate to our program page or go to General Registration for specific costs for each program.

Where does the Club meet?

At Crystal Mountain, of course.  
12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683

Each individual club entity will set specific meeting times and places within the resort.  

Have other Questions?

Please contact us and let us help you get in on the fun!

Welcome to another fun and exciting season for Crystal Community Ski Club members.

New email contacts for key staff and the club.         for all club questions    for Alpine Race - Head Coach Chris Fisher             for Alpine MS Team - Coach Shaun Johnson    for Nordic - Nordic Director Tim Furbacher         for Master the Mountain - Program Director Marco Dedenbach