Winter weather led to record-breaking ski season

Mar 14, 2019


View from Crystal Mountain
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Northern Michigan ski resorts say they had one of their best years yet. Many report more people have hit the slopes this year because of heavy snowfall and colder temperatures. 

Crystal Mountain Spokesperson Brian Lawson says the resort saw a 10 percent increase in attendance from last year. He says an especially frigid winter had people coming to the slopes.

"It keeps skiing and snowboarding front of mind," Lawson says. "I think that’s definitely been the case this season."

He says the state’s recent winter advertising campaign has likely led to more travellers visiting Michigan slopes. Lawson says a record number of ski and snowboarders came to Crystal Mountain on Christmas and President’s Day.