Shanty Creek Resorts

5780 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire , MI (Driving Directions to Shanty Creek Resorts)
Last Updated: 10/23/2016 12:05 AM

Shanty Creek Resorts Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 17 Beginner
  • 14 Intermediate
  • 21 Advanced
Shanty Creek Resorts features two mountains at one resort! Enjoy 52 runs spread across two mountains as well as 5 terrain parks, 9 lifts, 6 lanes of alpine tubing and 30km of Nordic trails.

Schuss Mountain’s 450’ vertical includes 41 runs, 5 quad chairs, a magic carpet and a handle tow for beginners and 4 terrain parks, including northern Michigan’s only ... Monster Energy Park

Summit Mountain’s variety of trails all begin from the Lakeview Hotel, uniquely located on top of the mountain. Summit Mountain features 11 runs, 1 Terrain Park and 2 double lifts, a magic carpet and a handle tow.
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Shanty Creek Resorts Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Shanty Creek Resorts Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 11

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 41

Weekend Hours


Shanty Creek Resorts Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

675 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

450 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

1,125 ft

Shanty Creek Resorts Ski Pictures and Photos

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Shanty Creek Resorts Reviews & Tips (55)

Had a great time skiing at Schuss. The runs were very well maintained and a good variety of runs. Great place to bring the family.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Mar 06 2016 - 07:23 AM
Geary Advanced Skier
First time to Schuss. Very nice area with a great staff. They get it -- they are in the hospitality business. Definitely coming back to ski.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 24 2016 - 05:15 AM
John Advanced Skier
Schuss Mountain has many great runs and a unique design that unloads all skiers at the top of the Mountain. We really enjoyed skiing here in 40 degrees temps. Not crowded at all for a Saturday and the staff was very friendly. Michigan skiing is very good comparatively with the other Midwestern states. Go Michigan.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Mar 16 2015 - 05:17 PM
Eric Mahoney Advanced Skier
I like the new set up with Ivan's being a Cafe but they need soft pretzels.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 18 2015 - 03:21 PM
Jeff Intermediate Skier
Love the new set-up! Great for families - parking, ticket window, bathrooms, lunch area all conveniently located near the base of the yellow lift. Staff very friendly.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 15 2015 - 06:13 PM
Craig V Intermediate Snowboarder
Plenty of great terrain to ski at the Schuss side if you are there to ski then avoid the Shanty Creek part of the resort. As for amenities at the Schuss area; There is a new better restaurant/bar, rental area and lift ticket purchase point at the Cedar Creek lodge. Drinks are less expensive and staff is friendlier at that side too. I found that the game area was roomy with pool tables and foosball plus the restrooms near the proshop were large,clean and had changing area with showers. The "trailer" area was ideal for keeping a snack bag and cooler with drinks for pit stops during the day. There are plenty of outlets for crockpots there as well. The restrooms were old but clean. As far as the Liftopia experience goes I don't know if I will use them again. I had a problem at check in to get our lift tickets. The Schuss Mtn representative suggested having Liftopia make an adjustment to the voucher because she had seen them do that before. Liftopia customer support was snotty and completely unhelpful. The representative that I reached refused to help us out in any way. We had purchased 2 adult and 2 teen tickets for three consecutive days of skiing. We arrived on a Saturday to ski Sunday through Tuesday. Somehow the voucher was for skiing starting on our arrival day, Saturday. Had I purchased through the resort then the resort could have assisted me but since I purchased from Liftopia I was out of luck. The people at Schuss also told us that they were advising everyone that was purchasing advance tickets for this time period that the Special Olympics were being held during the week and to expect large crowds. That was something that Liftopia made no mention of. Bottom line. You might save a couple bucks but you do not get any service from Liftopia before or after the sale.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 03 2015 - 04:40 AM
Mark Advanced Skier
Skiing was good, lifts good. very disappointed with the facilities, The main lodge small, crowed just eating area, stand around until someone leaves, they've gotten rid of there food menu and now have a walk up that was pretty bad nothing healthy, sandwiches and salads are per-made in a cooler. The ticket/ski shop is like a mobile trailer, with sad bathrooms. They need to put it on wheels and drive it away. Build a real building that can welcome and accommodate skiers. On the backside there is nicer facilities but again small and over crowed.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 21 2015 - 06:09 AM
Brad Advanced Skier
Great place to ski! My daughter loves to ski there and for the price (she is 8) it's only $5! Add in the discount from Liftopia and it turns into a great dad/daughter date. The snow just keeps on getting better as the year goes on. If you like long lift lines, hard slopes and expensive lift tickets go some place else as you won't find any of that at Shanty Creek!!
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 19 2015 - 02:16 PM
Andy Advanced Skier
I love skiing at Shanty Creek, and come here every year. We often tailgate which can be lots of fun with a little planning. We also rent a condo on the property and can have nice meals that way as well. However, with the changes at Ivan's this year, it is only a grab and go cafe, there is no restaurant on this side of the mountain anymore, and I missed that for the evening that we like to 'eat out'. Shorts brewery in town is also a favorite, but was too busy (1.5 hour wait) and we didn't stay there - we were out of options. I very much question the moving everything (rental, ski school, and food options) away from the Schuss Lodge side of things over to the Cedar River side, which is generally less accessible.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Dec 31 2014 - 07:13 PM
SkiBlue Intermediate Skier
3/22 Schuss is great place to ski. Spent the day there with a friend and just skied our brains out. Despite being stuck in the flatlands there always seems to something there to keep me entertained (e.g. challenged). However, I'm continually astounded at the gross lack of facilities for day skiers. No functional base-lodge - no place to change, store your gear or have lunch other than your car, a couple of run-down bathrooms by the rental shop. Having grown up on the east coast - Schuss is an extreme outlier with respect to hospitality and customer service. What could easily be and "A" ski area is worthy of no more than a gentlemen's "C" because of this.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Mar 24 2014 - 02:18 PM
D Advanced Skier
skiied 3-15-2014 Summit is higher quality. Schuss has no changing area, just 2 bathrooms by rental area to change at. The Red Line is a lot of fun, if not too busy. Nascar racing takes up a lot of room and ruins your skiing area.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Mar 17 2014 - 08:32 PM
rmiller Intermediate Skier
Nice skiing, friendly employees and really bad coffee at Ivan's. I would rate the coffee lower than gas station coffee.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 19 2014 - 03:57 PM
Jeff Intermediate Skier
The weekend of 2/7-2/9 was wonderful! We skied at Schuss and as always, the trails were all open and groomed to perfection. The terrain park was especially in great shape with well profiled jump ramps and clear lines. The lift wait time was usually less than one minutes, and at busier times, less than 3 minutes. I will always return to Schuss Mountain - this is my favorite ski destination in Michigan!
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 10 2014 - 04:03 PM
Lauren Intermediate Skier
Do some quick research before planning a trip. I had to deal with a whole day of Nastar racing. They took up three nice advanced runs I was looking forward to flying down myself, instead they had their slalom course blocking it all day.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 28 2014 - 07:03 PM
Brad Advanced Skier
I ski at Shanty Creek almost every single day the runs are groomed every night to perfection the base build up is great. All runs are open and morning skiing is great you have the place basically to yourself. be sure to check out all 3 villages there is a lot to look at if you know where your going..
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 24 2014 - 05:34 AM
M.C. Intermediate Skier
the conditions were great and they had all the runs open. Parking for lift tickets/rentals are at one end of the complex & skiiers lodge is at other end, which can result in alot of schlepping gear around, if you don't plan for it.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 22 2013 - 02:31 PM
Laura Intermediate Skier
Liftopia Rocks! Easy to use and you save $$$$! Shanty Creek has a lot of variety for 'Michigan'. Sundays the resort 'clears out'. Not a lot of folks stay to ski the whole weekend. Get up early and never wait in line - ever!
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 04 2013 - 02:41 PM
HS Advanced Skier
Slopes well groomed, employees well versed in customer appreciation and a super selection of runs so the lift lines are quick. Midweek skiing is suggested to beat busy weekends.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 30 2013 - 06:12 PM
Gary Intermediate Skier
Arrive early as others said to avoid crowds. But it is better to go mid week you will have the whole place to yourselves. The staff was great......get a day pass and if you choose to stay for night sking they will let you upgrade for $5 as if you purchased here..
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Mar 14 2012 - 02:12 PM
Chris Intermediate Skier
Mid Week at Shanty Creek was fantastic. One virtually has the place to oneself. Staff was very nice. Ivan's offered a great warming spot and watering hole. downtown Bellair is cute too. Must go to Shorts for craft beer.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 21 2012 - 12:09 PM
Toni Beginner Snowboarder
Try getting to the face early if you don't want to have a massive line at the main yellow lift; otherwise the blue, purple, and back red lifts should be the place to go because they always have little or no waits.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 23 2012 - 05:34 PM
Dave Intermediate Snowboarder
I've used Liftopia several times to various resorts around Northern Michigan. Love the pricing! Shanty Creek is a nice resort. Some great runs and short lift lines. Glades were not open yet this past weekend but experienced them last year and loved it!
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 18 2012 - 02:20 PM
Gains Advanced Skier
Michigan has been dry so far. I figured the skiing on all man made snow would be marginal at best but the conditions at Schuss were very good considering the lack of God made snow. Note: we went to Shanty Creek to start our day and were told that they are not open yet. We had to jump back in the car and drive over to Schuss. Since we passed it on the way up it would have been nice to know to go to Schuss Mountain to begin with.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 09 2012 - 06:29 PM
RB Advanced Skier
We just got back from 2 great days at Schuss! We have been coming here for 30 years and always feel welcomed, especially by Roger and his staff at the Pro Shop. They treat us so well and make sure we have whatever we need! The runs were great and Liftopia made the lift ticket process this year slick to do and friendly on the wallet. Will use Liftopia again next year!!!
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 07 2012 - 02:38 PM
Diane Advanced Skier
Great skiing at Schuss. Super friendly staff. Awesome condo rental, slept 6 easily with kitchen and was slope side! Very cool. We'll be back.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jul 27 2011 - 12:41 PM
Ian Kuo Intermediate Skier
For late (3/18-21) Season the conditions were excellent we had a great time. A friend rented equipt. and it was as good as the first day of rental. We stayed at the ALL SEASONS Motel in Bellaire it was very nice no frills but neat and CLEAN really nice people. WE WILL BE BACK AGAIN
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Mar 22 2011 - 02:31 PM
Bill C Professional Skier Advanced Skier
Liftopia was an excellent steal for Shanty. Despite being late in the season, shanty had all of its runs open. There was no wait to get on any of the ski lifts and the staff was extremely friendly. If you're gonna be there for the weekend, you should check out renting some of the condos nearby.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Mar 16 2011 - 06:08 PM
Mark Intermediate Snowboarder
For the price it was a fine outing. Relative to other nearby Michigan ski hills, it was as good as the other destinations. Snow conditions were fine as well. However, lines and for that matter, other skiers, were non-existent! In Shanty Creek's defense, it was late in the season
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Mar 15 2011 - 05:40 PM
Dan Intermediate Skier
As always, a super time at Irish weekend. Keep up the good work and kudos to all resort employees. Thanks fora fabulous time!
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Mar 15 2011 - 06:38 AM
jen Intermediate Skier
Great deal. We had a blast!
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Mar 08 2011 - 06:45 PM
Kathy Intermediate Skier
My husband and I took our 6 and 8 yearold this past weekend and had a great time. We all want to go again!
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Mar 08 2011 - 08:08 AM
Shelly Intermediate Skier
We took our 4 and 6 year olds skiing for the first time there and it was perfect. the staff was great and it wasn't too crowded. Just perfect for us. If you sign up for lessons, make sure you get there 45 minutes prior to the start of your lesson to get registered and get your rental equipment. It is best to enroll online. Also, call Shanty Creek for lodging rentals. It is a lot easier than trying to find them on your own and you'll be happy you did.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Mar 08 2011 - 06:09 AM
Cory Intermediate Skier
Had a wonderful weekend in Shanty Creek....Enjoyed all the runs at Schuss Mountain...Liftopia offered great prices for lift tickets...will definitely come back next year!!!
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Mar 07 2011 - 04:47 PM
TIna Intermediate Skier
I had a fantastic time with a college alumni group and we plan to come back again next year! I will use liftopia again!
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 28 2011 - 03:54 PM
Ellen Intermediate Skier
Just had a great 2 days at Schuss. On Friday, lines were so short, we hardly ever had to wait for a lift. Saturday was busier, but still nothing compared to other ski areas nearby. Loved how all lifts converge in the same area at the top - made it easy for our family to ski different hills based on varying skill levels and find each other again. Staff was very friendly! Liftopia saved us lots of money - will use it again!
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 28 2011 - 03:08 PM
Barbara Weaver Intermediate Skier
A group of 12 of us went skiing at Schuss and had a great time! Liftopia saved us a ton of money. We went over "College Weekend" but there weren't a whole lot of college-themed events or anything. A lot of families were in Ivan's, so we has lunch at Cedar River, which was a little less like Chuck E Cheese. The hills were in really nice condition and we are looking to make it an annual event!
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 28 2011 - 02:12 PM
Betsy Intermediate Skier
Shanty Creek has some great blue runs that our family of 3 really enjoys for our level of skiing. They offer a few terrain parks for those interested. The ease of using liftopia was awesome. We saved a lot ot time and money by using your website we will definitely use it again.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 23 2011 - 05:24 PM
Earl Advanced Skier
Great ski area and very friendly staff. Food very expensive. If you want to bring your own food there is no microwave to warm it up.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 15 2011 - 07:48 PM
JS Advanced Skier
Everything was great - thank you!
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 15 2011 - 03:01 PM
Don Advanced Skier
Loved Schuss! Powder was awesome this weekend. Took my printed off liftopia receipt to lift ticket counter and they recognized it right away. A great way to save money on a college budget and easy to use. Not too crowded, but if you can make it back to the red chair because that is where the most powder was.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 14 2011 - 03:42 PM
Amanda Advanced Snowboarder
We had a wonderful time! It was very cold but sunny and the slopes were well groomed and in great condition. There were few skiers on the weekday we were there. We would definitely use Liftopia again -- it was a good deal.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 13 2011 - 07:46 AM
Ginia Intermediate Skier
Daughter flew up from Florida for a day of skiing. Conditions were great, lines non-existent. Be sure to check closing times. We got there at noon thinking we had till 9pm to ski only to find out they were closing at 4pm. We had pre-purchased tickets so we had to go besides she couldn't fly back up another day. Was awesome 4 hours of skiing non the less. We will be back later this year.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 08 2011 - 04:41 PM
Lisa Advanced Skier
Shanty Creek was great over this past weekend! Always remember to ski within your limits, keeping control at all times and be considerate, understanding of new skiiers. Shanty Creek has very friendly lift attendents! :) Thanks to Liftopia, for getting us there!
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 08 2011 - 02:58 PM
mark Advanced Skier
I don't have any suggestions for improvement but wanted to tell you how much I enjoy using Liftopia. I ski once or twice a year as do members of my family so we are not huge customers but I have been telling all my skiing friends about your great prices. Thank you and I will continue to spread the word!
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 08 2011 - 02:32 PM
kathy Intermediate Skier
Everything was good, no issues. Will use Liftopia again.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 02 2011 - 10:51 AM
daniel Intermediate Snowboarder
Every run was well groomed and delightful. I liked the way all the lifts converged at the top making it easy to find others in our party. The color coded lift system was also very helpful. Lift seats were padded nicely and comfortable to ride. Great experience.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Feb 02 2011 - 07:12 AM
Val Advanced Skier
Watch the blue lift. Several people, my girlfriend included, were hurt as it dips leaving the loading area, ski tips dug in, ripped off her ski after twisting her ankle. callous lift operator argued with me about her unloading, wanted her to ride to top, get off on ONE SKI WHILE HURT, and ski down. Said to give thumbs down sign and they would slow the lift-thanks a lot. She could not put enough pressure on her ankle to put the ski back on! slopes were in good shape. hot tub was always cold, and I do mean unusable cold, staff seemed unaware or just did not care about it. Rented a nice codo, vista del verde II-but beware-furnaces cannot keep up on colder nights, were undersized.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 31 2011 - 06:09 PM
Mark Intermediate Skier
Summit mountain is great for families with kids, there are hardly any lift lines and you usually have the runs to yourself. Best price lift ticket in the state at Summit. Schuss has great runs, definitely hit all the red lift runs. The pink lift also has great runs near it. Yellow lift has longer lift lines than the others on the front side, but not real bad. Staff has always been friendly, food is good, Ivans is a great place for a warm up and a beer. Shanty Creek is just a great laid back place for a ski trip. Crystal mountain is nice and so is Boyne, but Shanty Creek is the place to be
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 24 2011 - 09:58 PM
Brian Intermediate Skier
My first time at Schuss and it was a great experience. It happened to be one of the coldest weekends of the year, but the skiing was good. The runs on the back by the red lift are a lot of fun, but keep in mind that they are not lit and close around 5. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 24 2011 - 02:26 PM
Mac Intermediate Skier
Had 8 inches of powder on Saturday and groomed on Sunday. Best of both worlds and the slopes were wonderful under both condotions. I love Schuss because it is not as crowded as the other 3 slopes in the area, but yet offers the same level of skiing. Make sure to hit the back runs early as the red chair lift closes at 4:30 ish.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 19 2011 - 01:57 PM
TB Intermediate Snowboarder
Stay at Summit, better rooms and food
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 19 2011 - 12:04 PM
Bill Kotis Advanced Skier
Lakeview staff were more than helpful. I can not begin to compliment how much they made me comfortable
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 18 2011 - 06:18 PM
Chris Intermediate Skier
GREAT skiing. All the runs were nicely groomed, red chair lift and back runs a must. The front (yellow lift) is great for sharpening your abilities.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 12 2011 - 08:59 PM
Chaperone Cindy Intermediate Skier
The back funs are fantastic. Definitely make sure you make your way to the red chair lift before it closes at 4:15. So much fun!
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 10 2011 - 02:07 PM
AB Intermediate Snowboarder
Make sure to get the runs in on the back side before they close for the night.
Shanty Creek Resorts review written Jan 03 2011 - 02:02 PM
Bl Intermediate Snowboarder

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