Shanty Creek, a European-influence resort with three villages spread out over 4,500 acres in Michigan, is winding down its season pass sale in the next couple of weeks. Passes start at $99, so act quickly to lock in the preseason prices.

 

An adult season pass is currently $309 and will be going up to $349 on Oct. 18. Youth (nine-17) and senior (62-69) passes are now $259 and will also go up by $40 on the above date. The Summit Only season pass, which limits you to just skiing or riding the Summit slopes, is $99.   

The resort’s three villages—Summit, Schuss Mountain and Cedar River—are connected by cross country trails and an efficient public transportation system. Cedar River Village is on the backside of the Schuss Mountain slopes.

 

The Creek is ramping up its terrain park offerings at Schuss Mountain this season. There will be a new variety of jumps, rails and boxes for the three adjacent parks—Purple Daze, Village Way and Natty Park. Over 150 feet of new boxes and rails, including a battleship box, an S-rail, a C-rail and a rainbow rail are just some of the additions. A redesigned jump line through Village Way and additional natural features within Natty Park will add to the fun.

 

The resort has also added two runs—Salsa and Red Fox—on the backside of Schuss off the red lift, and the halfpipe has been moved to Elf Shelf. That opened up more skiable terrain on Mellow Yellow, and more terrain has been created for the beginner area.

 

Snowmobiling is another new attraction for resort guests this season. They will offer guided introductory tours and optional half-day and full-day rentals with map access to the nearby Jordan Valley snowmobile trail, a scenic route through the Jordan River Valley. 

 

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