Leave it to the twin resorts of Schuss and Shanty Creek, collectively called Shanty Creek Resort, to amp up the offerings for Valentine’s Day.

On most weekdays, skiing and riding here is like having all the runs to yourself. Weekend crowds are back at work, and you can literally get on lifts with no waiting all day long.           

Combine that with Michigan’s most affordable lift ticket at the resort’s Summit Mountain side at just $15 when it opens on weekends, that also includes $20 ski rentals, and you’ve got enough reason to stay through Sunday.  

Schuss Village offers two-for-one lift tickets to treat your honey to the slopes this Thursday. That means you two ski or board for half off the normal $50 per ticket price.

And, add to that the opportunity to rent resort snowmobiles for four- or eight-hour rides on nearby state-trails, or cross-country ski on 40 kilometers of trails, romantic dining at the Lakeview Restaurant at the Summit Village hotel, Lunch and good times at Ivan’s at Schuss, and day trips to Michigan’s wine country and casinos, and its other ski packages, and your visit reeks of p-a-r-t-a-y time.