Shanty Creek, overlooking Antrim County in northern Michigan, is pulling out all the stops in February with a combination of strange offerings that will delight your billfold and tweak your sweet tooth.

Starting the month out, Saturday, Feb. 5, the resort is offering a Sardine Special. Pack as many friends as you can into your car and pay $100, which gets everyone in the vehicle a lift ticket. You might have to pull the skis and snowboards along in a trailer.

Shanty Creek is hosting its first Chocolate Festival with ample opportunity to sample some of Northern Michigan's finest chocolate creations, over Valentine's weekend, Feb. 12-13.  Bring your sweetheart to the resort on Valentine's Day, Monday, Feb. 14, and receive two lift tickets for the price of one.

Presidents' Weekend, Feb. 18-19, lift and lodging packages start from $142 per adult, per night, based on double occupancy.  The package Includes one night's lodging, a super lift ticket good at both the Summit and Schuss Mountain slopes the next day and complimentary skiing night of arrival.

The same package, good for just the resort's Summit slopes, is available the weekends of Feb. 4-5, 11-12, and 25-26, from $89 per adult, per night based on double occupancy.

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