Winter activities have concluded. Thank you for yet another fantastic season at Shanty Creek Resorts!


More Fun in the Snow

2014/15 Season

Ok, so you’ve already tackled the downhill slopes, Nordic trails, and alpine tubing park, and you’re still looking for more adventure. Try any of these family-friendly winter activities.

Sleigh Rides

Step back in time and enjoy a two-horse open sleigh ride in Schuss Village! Available Saturdays + holidays, rides begin at 5pm and run every 45 minutes and last approximately 20-25 minutes.

Cost is $12 per person; children under 3 are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Note: Horse-drawn wagon rides may be substituted if weather/conditions are not adequate. Seating is limited.

Contact the Schuss Mtn. Front Desk to make your reservation at 800.678.4111 ext 3690.


If Nordic skiing isn’t your thing, you can still explore the beauty of Shanty Creek’s winter wonderland. Grab a pair of snowshoes and discover the 4,500 acres of Shanty Creek Resorts.

Visit the Nordic Center at Cedar River for snowshoe rentals and take off on the new multi-purpose Nordic trail at Cedar River. It will take you on a beautiful hike through our award-winning Cedar River Golf Course where many say it’s even more beautiful during the snow-covered months of winter.

Dogsled Rides

Operated by Pets That Pull, Mike King’s beautiful Siberian Huskies add smiles and atmosphere to Schuss Village on Saturdays and holidays. Kids will grin with delight as Mike leads the dogs through the exhilarating, looped trail ride.

Rides are $15 each and run every 15 minutes. Contact the Schuss Mtn. Front Desk to make your reservations at 800.678.4111, x 3690. Note: Dogsled rides are limited to children under 100lbs.


Shanty Creek’s proximity to the vast Jordan Valley Trail System offers yet another snow sports option to your winter getaway. Our friends at Blue Sky Rentals will deliver one- and two-person sleds to you.

Rates can be found on their website, or by calling them at 231.645.2628. Note: Reservations must be made in advance.

Weekly Activities

Also available Dec 27-30, Jan 1-3, Jan 17-18 + Feb 14-15

  • Ski With Gandy Goose
    Saturdays + Holidays | 2-3:30p
    Schuss Mtn. Beginner Area | Cedar River Village
    Kids, join Gandy the Purple Goose for some afternoon skiing! (lift ticket required)
  • Aprés Ski Entertainment
    Saturdays + Holidays | 3-5p
    Ivan’s Café | Schuss Village
  • Family Game Time
    Saturdays + Holidays | 4-5:30p
    Lakeview Hotel | Summit Village
    Play classic board games and family trivia.
  • Tubing + S’mores with Gandy Goose
    Saturdays + Holidays | 6-7:30p
    Alpine Tubing Hill | Summit Village
    Go tubing with Gandy and then roast s’mores!
    Note: S’more kits available for purchase at the Summit Village Fitness Center.
  • Movie Night
    Saturdays + Holidays | 8-10p
    Lakeview Hotel | Summit Village
    Family-friendly movies with fresh popped popcorn.