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If skiing and snowboarding aren’t your thing…

Don’t worry, there are still plenty of ways to play in the snow.

Alpine Tubing

LOL Literally

Hear the sounds of laughter from Summit Mountain’s Alpine Tubing Park. Experience the thrill of sledding without having to climb back up!

• Friday evenings, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
• Each session begins at the top of the hour
• Tickets are $20/hour
• Must be 36″ tall to participate

For Guests with Young Children: While alpine tubing is certainly fun for all ages, please be aware the final two hours on Friday and Saturday nights are recommended for Adults Only.

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Rides for Kids of All Ages

Sarah Dobbrastine's Second Chance Mushers will be on-site at Schuss Mountain. Travel along the landscape of Schuss Mountain's golf course with majestic views of Schuss Mountain. Each dogsled experience is approximately 20 minutes long, which includes a meet and greet with the dogs, photo opportunities and a dog sled ride, which is approximately 1 mile long.

$70/ride, ride options include: 1 adult, 1 adult and 1 child, or 2 children; each with max weight of 200lbs. Rides are trail conditions dependent.

• Thursdays & Fridays beginning Dec 22: 3-6pm
• Saturdays beginning January 7: 3-6pm
• Sundays: 10am-1pm
• Holiday Week (Daily Dec 26-Dec 31): 3-6pm
• MLK/Presidents' Weekend Mondays: 10am-1pm

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Cross Country Skiing

Few activities showcase the beauty of northern Michigan quite like cross country skiing. Shanty Creek’s 25km of groomed, track-set trails crisscross the four villages of the resort to create a “village-to-village” experience whose benefits include staying warm in winter, a heart-healthy cardio workout, and a beautiful setting.

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Forge Your Own Trail

Slip ‘em on and start walking. That’s all there is to it. Forge your own trail (the trail less traveled is the one you make!), or head over to the groomed 3km multi-purpose trail at Schuss Village.

Rental equipment is available from the Nordic Center at Schuss Village.

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Fat Tire Biking

Ride On

If you haven't already, maybe it's time to give fat tire biking on snow a try? Our 3km multipurpose trail at Schuss Village is packed for fat tire biking, snowshoeing, or even walking your dog.

Contact our friends at Paddles & Pedals in downtown Bellaire for fat bike rentals at 231-533-4449.

Fat Tire Biking in the Winter


Jordan Valley Trail System

Guests of Shanty Creek Resort looking for trails of another variety are often very pleased to learn the Jordan Valley Trail System is just a few miles from Schuss Village, and from there Pure Michigan awaits.

If you don't have your own, several outfitters can hook you up including Snowblitz and Blue Sky Rentals.