Schuss Mountian at Shanty Creek Ski Resort

Schuss Mountian at Shanty Creek Ski Resort 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 Mountian at Shanty Creek stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Schuss Mountian 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.

Schuss Mountian at Shanty Creek Lodging:

Schuss Mountian at Shanty Creek Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Schuss Mountian at Shanty Creek has a total of 42 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Schuss Mountian 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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
42
Ski Lift
Lifts
8
Skier
Skiable Acres
80(0 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

Schuss Mountian at Shanty Creek Ski Resort Elevation

Schuss Mountian at Shanty Creek Ski Resort 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 Mountian at Shanty Creek has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,125'(343 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
450'(137 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
675'(206 m)

Schuss Mountian at Shanty Creek Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
34.5out of 100
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Schuss Mountian at Shanty Creek can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.

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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.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Schuss Mountian 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 Mountian at Shanty Creek is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 36% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 64%.
Beginner
36%(29 acres)

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.

Blue Square
Intermediate
29%(23 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
35%(28 acres)

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 Mountian at Shanty Creek Ski Resort good for beginners?

Schuss Mountian 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 Mountian at Shanty Creek Ski Resort Location

Schuss Mountian at Shanty Creek Ski Resort is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Bellaire, MI.

Address:
Bellaire, MI 49615 USA
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Website:
shantycreek.com/

GPS Coordinates:
44.92000, -85.18000

Getting to Schuss Mountian at Shanty Creek Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Schuss Mountian at Shanty Creek Ski Resort), 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 Mountian at Shanty Creek Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Milwaukee Mitchell International AirportMKEMilwaukee, WI192 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 Mountian at Shanty Creek.

NameCodeCityDistance
Cherry Capital AirportTVCTraverse City, MI23 mi
Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County AirportPLNPellston, MI49 mi
Alpena County Regional AirportAPNAlpena, MI80 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Schuss Mountian at Shanty Creek Ski Resort, 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 Mountian at Shanty Creek Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Timber RidgeGobles, MI941 ft23%12 mi
Alpine ValleyElmira, MI1,210 ft32%15 mi
Mt. HolidayTraverse City, MI440 ft35%21 mi
Boyne MountainBoyne Falls, MI1,120 ft27%21 mi
TreetopsGaylord, MI1,345 ft28%28 mi
Hanson HillsGrayling, MI1,362 ft15%29 mi
Petoskey Sports ParkPetoskey, MI791 ft0%32 mi
Nubs NobHarbor Springs, MI1,338 ft30%40 mi
Caberfae PeaksBoon, MI1,545 ft35%46 mi
Ski BruleBoon, MI1,861 ft37%46 mi
Snow SnakeHarrison, MI1,230 ft28%46 mi
Swiss ValleyJones, MI1,200 ft31%46 mi
Crystal MountainThompsonville, MI1,132 ft33%49 mi

Schuss Mountian at Shanty Creek Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation1,125 ft
Base Elevation675 ft
Vertical Drop450 ft
Trails42
(36% Beginner,  29% Intermediate,  35% Expert)
Lifts8
Skiable Acres80
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Schuss Mountian at Shanty Creek Ski Resort Mountain Stats