Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek is a ski area located in the state of Michigan in USA. The resort is in the town of Bellaire, MI.
We recently ranked all of Michigan's ski resorts, so you can see where Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Terrain Overview
Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek has a total of 42 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 80 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 32 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.3 square kilometers.
Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek's slopes see on average 102 inches (2.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 8 feet every year!
Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Elevation
Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek has a summit elevation of 1,125 feet, or 343 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 675 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 450 feet (137 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Difficulty Level
36out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek has 80 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 36% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 64%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek good for beginners?
Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 64% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Location
Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Bellaire, MI.
Bellaire, MI 49615 USA
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Getting to Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek), its coordinates of 44.92000, -85.18000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Bellaire, MI to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek.
|Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport||MKE||Milwaukee, WI||192 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek.
|Cherry Capital Airport||TVC||Traverse City, MI||23 mi|
|Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County Airport||PLN||Pellston, MI||49 mi|
|Alpena County Regional Airport||APN||Alpena, MI||80 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek.
|Timber Ridge||Gobles, MI||941 ft||24%||12 mi|
|Alpine Valley||Elmira, MI||1,210 ft||34%||15 mi|
|Mt. Holiday||Traverse City, MI||440 ft||36%||21 mi|
|Boyne Mountain||Boyne Falls, MI||1,120 ft||28%||21 mi|
|Treetops||Gaylord, MI||1,345 ft||29%||28 mi|
|Hanson Hills||Grayling, MI||1,362 ft||15%||29 mi|
|Petoskey Sports Park||Petoskey, MI||791 ft||0%||32 mi|
|Nubs Nob||Harbor Springs, MI||1,338 ft||31%||40 mi|
|Caberfae Peaks||Boon, MI||1,545 ft||37%||46 mi|
|Ski Brule||Boon, MI||1,861 ft||39%||46 mi|
|Snow Snake||Harrison, MI||1,230 ft||29%||46 mi|
|Swiss Valley||Jones, MI||1,200 ft||32%||46 mi|
|Crystal Mountain||Thompsonville, MI||1,132 ft||35%||49 mi|
Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,125 ft|
|Base Elevation||675 ft|
|Vertical Drop||450 ft|
(36% Beginner, 29% Intermediate, 35% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||102 inches|