Shanty Creek Resorts

Bellaire, Michigan

With the addition of the King of the Hill trail now open to the public, Shanty Creek Resorts hosts more than 38km of Nordic trails weaving through the woods and meadows of Shanty Creek's nearly 5,000 acres. And there's even more to see and experience when you visit Bellaire including Glacial Hills Pathways and Grass River Natural Area.

From gentle trails through pine forests of Schuss Village to more technical terrain between the three villages of SCR, Nordic skiers will find what they are looking for--including multiple options for an après-ski at Ivan's, the River Bistro, the Lakeview, or in downtown Bellaire at Short's Brewpub.

Ski village-to-village on groomed and track-set trails. For beginners ready to learn what makes cross country skiing so beautiful and exhilarating, take a lesson from one of our certified instructors. Highlights of Shanty Creek's Nordic experience include:
An up-and-down circumference of Schuss Mountain trail known as King of the Hill featuring 100% snow making.
5km of dedicated multi-purpose trail at Cedar River for snowshoeing, fat tire biking, and dog walking/pet friendly usage.
Village-to-village trails with complimentary shuttle transportation back to where you started (if you need!)
1.3km of lighted trails at Summit Village (Moonlite Trail)

For current ski conditions, our website is updated daily:

Nordic Trail Passes
Ages 9 & up: $10
Ages 8 & under: Free
Season Passes 9 – 69 years : $49
Trail Passes and Season Passes allow unlimited access to our cross country trails

Never been but wanting to know first-hand why cross-country skiing is so magical? Start off on the right foot with SCRs expert Nordic instruction staff, and love this beautiful sport from day one.
Private Lessons
Available for Classic, Skate, or Telemark
1 Hour : $70
Additional persons: $35

Group Lessons
Beginner Classic or Skate style
1 Hour : $25

Rental Equipment
We have skis, boots & poles for everyone!
Ages 13+: $15 daily
Ages 12 & under: $10 daily
Call the Nordic Center at 231.533-3000, ex. 4300 for additional details and instruction offerings.

Want to try snowshoeing?
You can snowshoe anywhere on ShantyCreek's 5,000 acre property, EXCEPT groomed and trackset cross country ski trails. Snowshoers are asked to stay off the groomed ski tracks. For those that would prefer a defined trail, at Cedar River there is a 5km groomed multi-purpose trail specially designed for snowshoers (and fat bikers). For information including snowshoe rentals, call our Nordic Center at 231-533-3000, ext. 4300.

Fat Tire Biking
Not ready to put your bike away when the snow falls? If you haven’t tried pedaling northern Michgan’s winter trails on a fat tire bike, you can take a test ride at SCR! Winter fat tire bike rentals are available from Bellaire's Paddles and Pedals. The team from P+P is available during Saturdays and Holidays on the lower level of The Lodge at Cedar River, and daily in downtown Bellaire. Rent one, or bring your own, and ride the multi-purpose 5km trail. For more fat biking opportunities, head to Glacial Hills in Bellaire.

Photo Gallery