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Shanty Creek Resorts


Skiing is part of Traverse City's life, and there are ski areas here to meet every taste and skill level.

Located about 40 minutes north of Traverse City, Shanty Creek Resorts has downhill skiing for all skill levels from beginner to advanced and offers skiing on two separate mountains - Schuss Mountain and the Summit.  Shanty Creek also offers a wide variety of guest rooms and condo accommodations spread among three distinct villages.

Mt. Holiday Ski & Recreation Area is just north of Traverse City and provides hours of fun for the entire family! Offering skiing and snowboarding on 16 runs from beginner to advanced, Mt. Holiday also features snow tubing with express return lift. Lessons for everyone from beginner to advanced levels, individuals and groups are available from PSIA-certified instructors.

Everyone's favorite hometown ski area is Hickory Hills, located right in Traverse City's Slabtown neighborhood. This City-operated ski area offers 8 downhill runs served by 5 rope tows. Slopes are beginner to advanced, with a 240-foot vertical drop. Beginning with the 2012-13 season, private and group lessons are available from certified staff.

Slope Information



  Hickory Hills Mt. Holiday Shanty Creek
Vertical Drop 240' 200' 450'
Beginner Runs 1 5 15
Intermediate Runs 5 5 16
Advanced Runs 2 6 22
Midweek Rates $13-$17 $18-$20 $10-$40
Holiday & Weekend Rates $16-$21 $25-$30 $25-$68
Half Pipe No No Yes
Terrain Park Yes Yes Yes
Snowboard Rental NA $15-$20 $39/all day
$30/four hours
Snowboard Lesson $15-$35 please call $55 Ind./$30 group, per hour
Ski Rental NA


$39/all day
$30/four hours
Ski Lesson $15-$35 please call $55 Ind./$30 group, per hour


*Rates subject to change.

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Hickory Hills

2000 Randolph Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (231) 922-4910

Open Year Round: No

Mt. Holiday Ski & Recreation Area

3100 Holiday Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: (231) 938-2500

Open Year Round: No

Ranch Rudolf Rentals

6841 Brown Bridge Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: (231) 947-9529

Open Year Round: No

Shanty Creek Resorts

5780 Shanty Creek Rd
Bellaire, MI 49615
Phone: (231) 533-8621
Number of Rooms: 500
Open Year Round: Yes
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