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by: Fred - 20th January 2015

  • 5
  • 5Beginner
  • 5Intermediate
  • 3Expert
  • 3All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 4Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
  • 5Overall Value
Great all around experience, especially for families
not challenging for truly advanced skiers

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I've been going here for decades and with the new owners pouring a ton of money into the resort I can honestly say that it's never been better. The skiing at Schuss is quality for the Midwest, although those accustomed to skiing the prime resorts in the West or East will not find it challenging. The amenities, new and old, are just as good as anything you'd find at a top resort in Utah or Colorado (and much more reasonably priced!), the restaurants and bars have improved tremendously both in quality of food/drinks and the variety of what they offer. The village of Bellaire offers a variety of options for the young and old and probably the best brewery in the state of Michigan (Short's) and a great bar for watching sports while downing a good burger (the Bellaire Bar). It's well worth the little time it takes to research the businesses in Bellaire because you will find some gems (check out the Bellaire Smokehouse) and to research the surrounding towns and villages (e.g. Charlevoix, Petoskey, Traverse City, etc.), wineries, breweries, restaurants, nature sites, shops, etc. if you want to get out on a day trip. While the the resort is probably best geared towards families and those looking for a more laid back, less physically demanding ski trip, there's something for just about everyone to justify a trip here during ski season.

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  • mike (12th November 2019)

    Well groomed runs with a lot variety. I particularly like the long rolling runs on either side of the mountain (has to...

  • John Grzemkowski (6th March 2019)

    The ski rental, lodge, and bar area at the summit most all staff was very unfriendly and not very helpful! Very disappointed...

  • Andrea Engler (3rd January 2019)

    Been an long time skier at Schuss Mtn. and want to share how appreciative our family is of the snow staff. They...

  • Jeff (23rd January 2018)

    After skiing at most of the larger northern Michigan ski areas for the past 40+ years, my sons, grandsons, and I thought...

  • Ryan Craig (16th March 2016)

    The lift operators and everyone working in the lodge are super friendly here. Probably more so then anywhere else around Michigan I've...

  • Fred (20th January 2015)

    I've been going here for decades and with the new owners pouring a ton of money into the resort I can honestly...

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