Thursday, January 12, 2012
Shanty Creek is a Winter Wonderland of events this season
Shanty Creek Resorts, one of northern Michigan’s premier four season resort destinations, is now open for the season, and featuring a variety of exciting events and activities this winter. Families and winter sports enthusiasts will have more reasons to choose Shanty Creek for their winter getaways this season.
January features the Beer and Boards Microbrew Festival January 14
Shanty Creek Resorts will host the 4th annual Beer & Boards Microbrew Festival combining a day on the slopes with an après-ski featuring some of Michigan's best known master brewers including New Holland, Bells, Right Brain, Arcadia, Mount Pleasant Brewing, and more including its Bellaire neighbor, Shorts Brewing.
Shanty Creek Resorts Beer & Boards will take place on Saturday Jan. 14 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Lakeview Hotel and Conference Center (in Summit Village). Tickets are $25 and includes10 pours. This year's event will also feature a number of new brewers this year as the event comes during the Michigan Brewer's Guild's 2012 annual conference being held at Shanty Creek.
Other events taking place in January include the popular Sardine Special allowing guests to “squeeze as many skiers and riders into a car, truck or van” and the carload skis/rides for one price at Schuss Mountain. The Sardine Special takes place on January 7 for $100 and January 16 for $90, for the carload.
February is the sweetest month of the season at Shanty Creek
If you love chocolate, and are looking for the sweetest weekend getaway this winter, then consider Shanty Creek Resorts. The resort is hosting the 2nd annual “Mid Winter Chocolate Therapy Escape”, which will take place Feb. 4-6.
Gather your friends and head north to indulge in a weekend of chocolate and winter wonderland. This chocolate weekend promises to be the perfect blend of sweets and snow sports activities found in northern Michigan. Guests will be treated to a variety of chocolate tastings, chocolate making demos, chocolate spa treatments, as well as chocolate cooking competitions. Chocolatiers from around Michigan will be on hand providing their signature samplings, as well as unique displays that promise to capture everyone’s interest.
Other activities happening during February include the 2 for 1 Valentines Day lift tickets for the skiing romantics on February 14. The Sardine Special returns on February 4 for just $100 for the car load and college students will want to make the trip to Shanty Creek Feb. 24-26 for a special College Weekend.
If your name is Brad, then make sure to mark your calendar to visit Shanty Creek on Feb. 29. It's a Shanty Creek holiday that only comes around once every four years. The story behind Brad Day is long and shall remain cloaked in mystery - just know that if you are named Brad, or will be visiting with someone who is, we have some specials and treats for you!
Slush Cup Weekend, located at Schuss Mountain, has been one of northern Michigan’s most popular winter events for over 30 years bringing fun and silliness to a new level. The silliness peaks with the weekend’s premier main event, racing on skis and snowboards across an icy 40' pond while wearing wacky costumes.
A frozen fish toss, shovel racing, seal slide, and a silly slalom are just some of the wacky activities that are part of the traditional wild and crazy event known as Slush Cup Weekend, which takes place at Shanty Creek Resorts March 3-4. If you are looking for one last fun and exciting winter getaway before the snow melts, then you have to experience this unique event!
The popular Cardboard Classic returns on March 10. Utilizing only cardboard, glue and tape for their sleds, contestants will race down the ski slopes at Schuss Mountain.
The Schuss Mountain Snow Challenge is set for March 30 – April 1. This unique and exciting off road truck race, in its third year, features side-by-side racing up the snow covered face of Schuss Mountain’s Good Knight run. Vehicles of all shapes and sizes will participate and the cost for competitors is $20.00 per vehicle entry.
Other March events include the Irish Weekend on March 17, Canadian Spring Carnival on March 12-16, and the Sardine Special on March 24 for just $100.
Take a few runs down the tubing hill, sled around the property or try the new snowmobile tours by Blue Sky Rentals out of Traverse City. If you would prefer to enjoy the great outdoors at a slower pace, Shanty Creek has 31 kilometers of Nordic ski trails and 4,500 acres for snowshoeing.
Resort guests will also enjoy the heated outdoor pool at Schuss Mountain or pampering yourself with a treatment at the Spa. Other activities include a culinary class, dog sledding, or Family Movie Night.
Whichever month you visit, this is your winter wonderland vacation and Shanty Creek Resorts has everything you need to do it your own way.
For more information about Shanty Creek’s winter activities, please contact Steve Kershner, Snowsports Director, at email@example.com.