For Immediate Release
September 18, 2013
Bellaire, MI – When it comes to Michigan’s winter ski season, one place sure to keep things fun is Schuss Mountain, part of Shanty Creek Resorts. The iconic ski area has been doing it since the late 60s with their own brand of zany and wacky, and the coming 2013-14 winter season is sure to please tens of thousands of skiers and riders once again.
Here are just some of the coming season’s scheduled events. Check shantycreek.com for more details on these and for more events throughout the season.
• December 14
The Tannenbaum Blitzen – Join as Shanty Creek celebrates the holiday season at Ivan’s Mountainside Grill. Enjoy a community buffet, Christmas carols around the tree, a torchlight parade down the face of Schuss Mountain, and a visit from Santa.
• December 20
The Sardine Special, an SCR Original – While others boast six-for-this or five-for-that on Friday December 20, pack as many friends, family members, neighbors and anyone else you can find into your car and head to Schuss Mountain. Everyone in your vehicle skis or rides Schuss Mountain for just $49 per carload. It is the best value on the slopes!
• December 25
Ski Free with Santa – Our gift to you, join Santa on the slopes of Schuss Mtn and ski for free from 9am-4:30pm. Pay it Forward with donations of non-perishable food items, gently-used winter clothing and/or household items to benefit the Father Fred Foundation.
• December 30
Demo Daze – Many of the industry’s top names in ski equipment will be on-hand at Schuss from 9am-4:30pm giving you the opportunity to try the latest equipment, answer questions and recommend the right equipment for you at no charge.
• December 31
New Year’s Eve at SCR – Ski for free from 6:30pm-11pm at Summit Mountain and then ooh and ah the fireworks at midnight. Several dinner and entertainment options for adults, parents, and kids of all ages throughout the three villages.
• January 5
The Sardine Special, an SCR Original – Don’t The last day of the holiday break should be a sweet deal so this Sunday pack your friends, families, neighbors and anyone else you can find into your car and head to Shanty Creek. Everyone skis or rides Schuss Mountain for just $149 per carload ($49 per carload at Summit Mtn.)!
• January 11-12
MXR Snow Cross at Summit Mountain – Two days of exciting snow cross racing. Watch as Summit Mountain is transformed into a spectacular snow cross course with multi-lap heats, and the Saturday Night Shootout which showcases the best of the best against each other.
• January 20
The Sardine Special, an SCR Original – While everyone else is charging holiday rates on MLK Monday, pack your friends, families, neighbors and anyone else you can find into your car and head to Shanty Creek. Everyone skis or rides Schuss Mountain for just $199 per carload ($49 per carload at Summit Mtn.)!
• February 1
White Pine Stampede – Hundreds will compete in Michigan’s longest and oldest point-to-point cross country ski race. The 38th annual WPS stretches over the hills and through the woods of Antrim County while raising funds for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Races are 10K, 20K and new for 2014, 50K.
• February 2
The Sardine Special, an SCR Original – We know… it’s Super Sunday but the Big Game doesn’t start until long after the lifts stop running for the day so pack your friends, families, neighbors and anyone else you can find into your car and head to Shanty Creek. Everyone skis or rides Schuss Mountain for just $149 per carload ($49 per carload at Summit Mtn.)!
• February 14
Two-for-One Valentine’s Day – Bring your sweetie to Shanty Creek and receive two lift tickets for the price of one! But what if you’re single? We’re introducing Speed Dating on the blue chairlift this year.
• March 1
The Slush Cup sponsored by Monster Energy – One of Michigan’s most popular winter events for over 40 years. Watch the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat as skiers and riders attempt to cross an icy 40′ pond. Some take it to another level with crazy costumes. Other events include a frozen fish toss, snow shovel racing, a seal slide, and a silly slalom—all part of the traditional wild and crazy weekend.
• March 8
Cardboard Classic – The annual race down Schuss Mountain in a sled you make yourself—from cardboard, tape, and glue only! Prizes for best design, best use of Shanty Creek brand, and fastest sleds.
• March 15
Beer & Boards Brewfest – Like peanut butter and jelly, the slopes and après-ski brews just go together. From 3pm-6pm join us outside Ivan’s for the fourth annual celebration of craft-beer featuring many of Michigan’s top breweries while chatting with the brew masters themselves.
• March 20-23
March Madness – In between runs the NCAA tournament will be on the Big Screen in Ivan’s. Come in and enjoy an Ivan’s Pickle and a cold one. All day Saturday an assortment of spring skiing crazy costumes are sure to be spotted and maybe some bikinis too.
• March 30
The Last Day Luau – Join us for the final day of the season. Drink and appetizer specials, photo opportunities, sunglasses and grass skirts.
• April 5-6
The Schuss Mountain Snow Challenge – Fast becoming one of Michigan’s biggest winter events, the Snow Challenge transforms the late season slopes into side-by-side uphill truck racing. Watch as modified trucks, jeeps and more step on the gas and race to the top. It’s loud, aggressive and for a great cause—a portion of the proceeds is donated to Michigan’s Disabled American Veterans.
About Shanty Creek Resorts
Amid the pristine, pine-dotted countryside of Northern Michigan, Shanty Creek Resorts is a four-season resort and conference center destination featuring three distinct villages: Summit, Schuss and Cedar River. Within its 4,500 acres features are nearly 500 lodging options, 55 ski runs on two mountains, 72 holes of championship golf featuring track designs from Arnold Palmer and Tom Weiskopf, plus a Wellness Spa and Fitness Center, a wide variety of dining and entertainment options, and 36,000 square feet of event and meeting space.
For more information about Shanty Creek Resorts, please visit www.shantycreek.com or call 231-533-7088.
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