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Elevation

  • 1125ft
    Summit
  • 450ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 675ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • 8
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    31%

  • Intermediate Runs

    26%

  • Advanced Runs

    43%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    42

  • Terrain Parks

    3

  • Night Skiing

    70 ac

  • Longest Run

    1 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    70 ac

  • Snow Making

    70 ac

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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.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/29/201903/29/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    94
  • Projected Days Open
    111
  • Years Open
    57
  • Average Snowfall
    160"

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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.

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.

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

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Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Reviews

mike undefined
12th November 20195
Well groomed runs with a lot variety. I particularly like the long rolling runs on either side of the mountain (has to...Full review
John Grzemkowski
6th March 20192
The ski rental, lodge, and bar area at the summit most all staff was very unfriendly and not very helpful! Very disappointed...Full review
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