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Cold Weather and Snow Coming in with the New Year!

US National Weather Service Gaylord Michigan

After a relatively mild end to 2011…the new year will come in with a roar as a strong push of cold air will bring significant lake effect snowfall to the Lake Superior and Lake Michigan snow belts from Sunday night through Monday night. Strong northwest wind gusts will also result in considerable blowing and drifting snowfall. In the meantime…light snow this evening will give way to some drizzle and freezing drizzle tonight into Friday. Some additional light snow is expected along and south of a Manistee to Alpena line Friday afternoon and evening. New Year’s Eve looks mostly quiet before things change dramatically on Sunday. (Please visit for more information.)


Schuss Mountain Opens Friday, December 16, 2011

Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resorts will be open Friday 9am-10pm, Saturday 9am-10pm and Sunday 9am-4:30pm.

The lift starts turning at 9am! We will have 6 runs open, including a temporary terrain park which will feature a new C-Box, Rainbow Box, and 20’ long picnic table, as well as a 1000 gallon propane tank, and a medium sized step-up jump.

Despite the less-than-ideal weather, we were lucky enough to make a decent amount of snow which should make for some good skiing/boarding on the runs we are able to open. We are also going to be opening a temporary terrain park for our guests who are eager to hit some elements.

The 2011/12 season brings with it many upgrades and improvements, both on the slopes and off including:

• Seven new rails and boxes including a 35ft battleship box, 3 C-rails, two 20ft rainbow rails and a 20ft picnic table • Two new runs, Salsa and Red Fox, serviced by the Red Lift
• On-property snowmobile rentals from Blue Sky Rentals
• A new fleet of Volkyl high-performance rental skis
• A renovation to the Rental and Academy lodge
• A new Prinoth Bison groomer to help convert fresh snow to smooth corduroy

It’s not too late to pick up a 2011/12 season pass! A season pass provides access to SCRs 53 runs, four terrain parks, halfpipe, on both Schuss and Summit mountains. 2011/12 SCR Favorite Cards are available too. These cards include one holiday/weekend Superticket, four Sunday-Friday Supertickets, and five Summit-Only tickets.

We’ll continue to provide updates as we get closer to opening day so be sure to check back frequently!

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Slopes open at Treetops Resort on Friday, December 9 at 4pm

Treetops Resort – December 9
The Chute is all ready for skiers and riders today from 4pm – 8pm. see you soon!!!!

Treetops opens today (Friday, 12-9) from 4pm – 8pm. $10 lift tickets and $10 rentals. Join us!!!!! We will also be open on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 8pm

Friday, December 9 – 4pm – 8pm

Saturday, December 10 – 12pm – 8pm

Sunday, December 11 – 12p – 8pm

We are making snow at every opportunity! We will keep you updated on what slopes we expect to have open as we continue to put more snow down. We look forward to seeing you all this weekend.

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