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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hitting the slopes at Bellaire's Shanty Creek

January and February are supreme snow sport months in Michigan.  Shanty Creek, south of Charlevoix, is one of the finest resorts "up north".  They have had a foot of snow since Thursday night! And is it beautiful. Besides downhill skiing and snowboarding, there is tubing, sledding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing as well as the après ski in the lounge. We've always enjoyed the Summit slopes and lodge, but the larger more thrilling runs are those at Schuss Mountain. You can't beat the prices for the Summit though: $18 a day! The hotel has specials for their rooms at $60 a night. There are hotel rooms and condos with balconies overlooking ski runs and phenomenal vistas.

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