Best Ski Resorts in Michigan

Whether you’re a black diamond expert or an absolute beginner, Shanty Creek is fun for the entire family. When you choose Shanty Creek, you’ll have access to the best skiing in Michigan. The affordability and various options for all ages is what makes Shanty Creek one of the best ski resorts in Michigan.

Skiing Information

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Lift Tickets
Season Passes
Ski Rentals & Snowboards
Weather Conditions + Web Cameras
Hours of Operation

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.

Private Ski Lessons
Group Ski Lessons
Children’s Programs
Ski School

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.

Après-Ski Entertainment
Cross Country Skiing (Nordic)
Dogsled Rides
Racing + NASTAR
Snow Tubing (Alpine – Downhill)
Sleigh Rides
Terrain Parks

Ski & Stay Lodging Packages

Shanty Creek Resorts offers special Ski Lodging Packages designed for skiers, riders, and families to ski and stay at affordable prices. Ski Group Packages are also available.

View All Lodging Packages: Skiing, Family, Romantic, Extended, Group, Spa, & More.

Tip: Only a Shanty Creek reservation specialist can combine lift tickets, rounds of golf, spa treatments and/or meal options with your lodging to help you save money.


Schuss Mountain and Summit Mountain Ski Resort

Shanty Creek features the best and most versatile skiing in northern Michigan. Our resort offers two ski mountains: Schuss Mountain and Summit Mountain.

Schuss Mountain

Among Michigan’s best skiing resort and snowboarding experiences, Schuss Mountain combines award-winning terrain, pristine grooming and snow conditions, and the perfect mix of gentle, easy runs and steep, challenging slopes. Schuss Mountain features four terrain parks, five quad-chair lifts, friendly lift operators and a nationally recognized two-time Ski Patrol of the Year staff dedicated to the safety and enjoyment of Shanty Creek’s guests in the winter. As far as Michigan Skiing, Schuss Mountain is where it’s at.

Schuss Ski Trail Map


Summit Mountain

Fun Michigan skiing for the whole family. Summit Mountain, Shanty Creek’s original ski slopes, offer guests a more family-friendly winter ski resort experience and the best value of all ski resorts in Michigan. The 11 ski resort slopes are located behind The Lakeview Hotel & Conference Center and are serviced by two double-chair lifts and a magic carpet. With “Summit Only” weekend lift tickets starting at $15 and $20 ski equipment rentals, the fun and excitement of northern Michigan skiing can be affordable, too.

Variety is a common theme around Shanty Creek ski resorts, and our winter wonderland getaways are no exception. With two distinct skiing experiences, Michigan’s best family skiing resort comes from its variety. Out of all of the Michigan ski resorts, Shanty Creek has the most bang for your buck.

Summit Ski Trail Map


Visit Shanty Creek ski resorts for your winter vacation and enjoy one of the best ski resorts in Michigan. Other property management companies cannot include Shanty Creek’s winter recreation and resort amenities for your Michigan skiing vacations.

To book a ski lodging package at the best michigan ski resorts, call Shanty Creek Resort’s reservations office at 800.678.4111.