Reader Resort Survey 2005: Midwest No. 9 - Shanty Creek

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With two mountains, three villages, a transit system, and a multitude of lodging and dining options, Shanty Creek is so expansive it blurs the line between resort and small country. "Lots to choose from," says a reader. Combined, Summit and Schuss peaks total 47 runs, with "excellent terrain for intermediates with a good layout of runs and lifts," according to another reader. Overlooks of Lake Bellaire from the Summit slopes and the Jordan River Valley from atop Schuss Mountain are among the most spectacular vistas in Michigan.

The Latest

New rails added in Schuss terrain garden and the halfpipe has been enlarged. All new children's area at Schuss. Additional lighting for night skiing.

The Deal

Value package includes one night lodging, one Superticket good for day/night skiing on Summit and Schuss mountains or a dinner. Children 17-under sleep and ski free when in same accommodations with parents. 800-678-4111; shantycreek.com

SNOW

19

GROOM

17

TERRAIN/VARIETY

19

TERRAIN/CHALLENGE

18

VALUE

6

LIFTS RANK

17

SERVICE

4

WEATHER

6

ACCESS

18

ON-MOUNTAIN FOOD

17

LODGING

8

DINING

6

NIGHTLIFE/APRÉS

10

OFF-HILL/ACTIVITIES

7

FAMILY PROGRAMS

8

SCENERY

12

TERRAIN PARKS

20