Northern Michigan Resort: Crystal Spa at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, Northern Michigan was named Sustainable Resort Spa Of The Year at the Green Spa Network's national award conference, where  eleven leaders in the spa industry were honored for their work towards sustainability.

Sustainability is a guiding principle at Crystal Mountain, whether it’s upgrading snow making equipment or converting the Crystal Center from incandescent to LED light fixtures, and the creation and operation of Crystal Spa is no different.

Chris MacInnes, Crystal Mountain’s COO said, “Crystal Mountain and the Crystal Spa are proud to lead by example, and show how we can all live a rich, meaningful life while being a benefit to the world around us.”

GSN elected a panel of industry experts to vote, including Julie Keller, Editor in Chief of American Spa Magazine, Mary Bemis, co-founder of Organic Spa Magazine and Sallie Fraenkel, Vice President of SpaFinders.

"These eleven different winners have set the standard for leadership and innovation in spa sustainability," said Deb Berlin, Executive Director of the Green Spa Network. "These awards are a testament to how a single person or organization can deliver wellness beyond the individual to the community and ultimately the planet.”

Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort with one of Golf Magazine’s Top 25 Golf Schools in America, Spa Magazine’s Best Midwest Spas three years running, named among the inaugural Detroit Free Press 16 Green Leaders in Michigan and recognized as one of Condé Nast Travelers 50 Best Places to Ski and Stay in North America (2011) . Located in Northern Michigan, a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the resort features downhill and cross-country skiing, Michigan Legacy Art Park, golf, alpine slide, water playground, lodging, dining, countless year-round outdoor activities and kids programs, an IACC-approved conference center, weddings, real estate and Crystal Spa.

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