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Custom ski packages for up to 50% less.*

Save on your ski package - only pay for what you need

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* versus our competitors' rates


One size does not fit all

We’ve made a bold move to throw away the “one size fits all” mentality for booking lodging packages that our industry has created over the years because, well frankly, one size doesn’t fit all.

Why traditional packages don't work

  • Dad only plans to ski on Saturday
  • Mom is only going to Nordic ski, she doesn't need any lift tickets.
  • Grandma is coming too but wont be skiing.
  • Two kids want lift tickets for both Saturday and Sunday.
  • One of the kids is only skiing on Sunday.
  • All the kids want to swim and Dad wants to keep up on his workout routine.


Our reservations agents start with the lodging option that best fits a family’s or group’s size and budget.

Lift Tickets

Then we add discounted lift tickets (up to 40% off) for only the days needed.

Day of Arrival

Guests' skiing is complimentary on the day/evening of arrival. For kids 8 and under, ski and eat free. Some restrictions may apply.

The Shanty Creek Advantage

Booking through Shanty ensures your stay includes all the services and amenities that you wouldn’t get if you were booking through another provider - e.g. pools, shuttle transportation, fitness center, daily housekeeping, security patrol, etc.

the shanty creek advantage Skiing

Includes Day of Arrival skiing.

Discounted lift tickets when you book your stay with Shanty Creek Resorts.

Kids 8 and under ski and eat free!

Easy Custom Booking Process

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How do I know which lodging option to choose?

Our Reservation Specialists start with the lodging option that best fits a family’s or group’s size and budget. Shanty Creek Resorts has nearly 400 lodging options across our three villages – from standard hotel guest rooms to condos and homes.

Give us a call to book your best option!

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summit village

Lakeview Hotel Guest Room
Cedar River

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The Lodge at Cedar River

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the shanty creek advantage

Why are custom packages better than pre-built?

Shanty Creek Custom Ski Packages:

  • Only Pay for What You Want
  • Discounted Tickets
  • Discounted Amenities
  • Transportation Services
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools
  • Fitness Center
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Daily Housekeeping

Traditional Ski Packages:

  • Have a "one size fits all" approach – nothing could be further from the truth. One size does NOT fit all.
  • Lure consumers in with a low per person price point, only to be duped with double occupancy minimums.
  • Aren’t flexible and often include items you pay for and don’t want (or even know were included).

Skiing Lessons

Our certified PSIA and AASI instructors will provide individual and group lessons for all abilities in all disciplines. Lessons are available for beginners to advanced. Shanty Creek Resorts provide a safe, fun and learning environment for everyone and are able to design special skiing lesson programs to suit you and your family’s needs.

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Winter Activities

Looking for winter activities for the whole family to enjoy? Shanty Creek Resorts offers a variety winter recreation options to match your level of adventure and help you make the most of your northern Michigan ski resort vacation.

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