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Nordic Skiing

Group of 3 Nordic Skiing

Few activities showcase the beauty of northern Michigan quite like cross country skiing. Shanty Creek’s 28km 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.  If Nordic skiing isn’t your thing, there is a 3km groomed multi-purpose trail at Schuss Village designated for fat tire biking and snowshoeing. This trail helps ensure skiers and bikers avoid accidents and unforeseen trail damage.

Schuss Village

Nordic Center

Shanty Creek's Nordic Center is located in Schuss Village adjacent to the Pine Cone trail head.

• Current trail conditions: 231-533-3000;3300
• Ski package and snowshoe rentals
• Private lessons available
• Sundays-Thursdays: 10am-4pm
• Fridays-Saturdays:10am-5pm
• Additional Hours during holiday dates

Details for cross-country ski lessons:
- Recommend 48 hours notice to schedule a lesson.
- Cancellations must be 48 hours in advance for a refund.
- Requests for a specific instructor at least 3 days in advance.

A couple snowshoeing

Trail Passes + Rentals

Trail Passes 1-Day
Adult (13 +) $15
Child (12 + Under) $10
Equipment Rentals Adult (13+) Child (12 + Under)
XC Classic Package $25 $20
XC Skating Package $25 n/a
Snowshoes $20 $20

Nordic Season Passes

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King of The Hill

What happens if there isn't enough natural snow for Nordic trails? We have an answer and it's called the "King of the Hill." This trail outlines the circumference of Schuss Mountain and allows our snowmaking system to ensure a trail for skate skiers and snowshoes to climb and descend Schuss.

King of the Hill Skiers

White Pine Stampede

Point-to-Point Racing

Michigan's oldest and longest point-to-point cross country race takes place the first Saturday of February, and draws Nordic enthusiasts from all over the Midwest.

The starting gun fires at Mancelona High School with racers competing in 10km, 20km, and 50km distances which finish at Shanty Creek Resort.

Afterwards, cheers and good times are shared in The Lakeview's Grand Ballroom with a banquet sponsored by Short's Brewing Company.

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White Pine Stampede Nordic Skiing

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