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Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Ski Resort

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Overview

Shanty Creek offers 47 trails over two distinctive ski areas. All the tough stuff is on Schuss Mountain. There are Slopeside condos and a popular tube park. Looking for a Midwest thrill ride? Make a run down Kingdom Come with its 450-foot vertical drop.

Located about 80 miles north of Montreal, Mont Tremblant provides visitors with magnificent panoramic views of the Laurentians Mountains. The pedestrian-only village is home to abundant dining, lodging and shopping options. The resort is a great destination for families, and it provides activities other than just skiing and snowboarding.

Where Is Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Located?

Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City (TVC) is about an hour from the ski resort. For private pilots, the Antrim County Airport (ACB) is an option, being four miles from Shanty Creek. There are free shuttle services between the three villages.

Shanty Creek Resort and its ski facilities offer three different lodging options: Cedar River Village is adjacent to the north face of Schuss Mountain. The Lodge at Cedar River is home to 85 luxury suite condominiums. Summit Village offers a 360-degree view of Lake Bellaire. Schuss Village, at the foot of Schuss Mountain, offers deluxe villas and condos bordering the Schuss Mountain course.

Restaurants

Breakfast

  • Toonie’s Fish & Steak House serves up a hearty, inexpensive breakfast from pancakes to eggs any style to build your own omelets. 216 N Bridge Street, Bellaire, MI 49615

Lunch

  • A fast-casual sandwich shop, the Lunch Box has been around for more than 25 years, and it serves up soups, salads and amazing sandwiches. 106 E Cayuga Street, Bellaire, MI 49615

Dinner

  • The Pelican’s Nest Restaurant serves up all your favorite American fare, including burgers, nachos and wings. 5085 Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire, MI 49615

Après/Nightlife

  • At the base of Schuss Mountain, Ivan’s Cafe is the premier après-ski location on the mountain. 1826 Schuss Mountain Lane, Mancelona, MI 49659

Terrain

Terrain

Shanty Creek offers 53 trails over 3 distinctive villages: Summit, Schuss and Cedar River. All the tough stuff is on Schuss Mountain. There are Slopeside condos and a popular tube park. Looking for a Midwest thrill ride? Make a run down Kingdom Come with its 450-foot vertical drop. There are 12 lifts, 400 skiable acres and 175 inches of annual snowfall, bolstered by snowmaking. The summit elevation is 1,125, and the base elevation is 675 feet. The Shanty Creek Resort features five terrain parks, cross-country skiing (three kilometers of groomed trails) and snowshoeing.

Inside Scoop

Childcare is available at The Lodge for children ages 3 months to 5 years. Fat tire biking rentals are available, or you can take a dogsled ride. Summer activities include golfing, biking, wineries, brewery tours, beaches and more. Equipment rental and lessons are available. Schuss Mountain allows you to ski on a bridge and through a tunnel to get to the chairlift. The Skibra (shuttle with zebra stripes) transports beginners from the parking lot to the beginner slopes.

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

46"
29"
20"
10"
0"
4"
Nov
28"
Dec
39"
Jan
22"
Feb
9"
Mar
0"
Apr

Terrain Overview

36%
Beginners Runs
29%
Intermediate Runs
36%
Advanced Runs
42
Runs in Total
1 mi
Longest Run
80 ac
Skiable Terrain
56 ac
Night Skiing
72 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 8

5
Quad Chairs
3
Surface Lifts

Elevation

1125'
Summit
450'
Vertical Drop
675'
Base

Important Dates

November 25, 20222022/11/25
Projected Opening
March 20, 20232023/03/20
Projected Closing
N.A.
Projected Days Open
94
Days Open Last Year
59
Years Open
160"
Average Snowfall
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