This January, Shanty Creek Resorts is celebrating those trying something new with two popular specials—Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month, a national initiative to introduce new people to the sport, and Discover Michigan Skiing, an affordable introduction to the sports of skiing and snowboarding.

To commemorate Learn to Ski & Snowboard month, with every ski lesson given in January, Shanty Creek is offering a free season pass to all kids 8 and under.

Or, take advantage of Discover Michigan Skiing. The program includes a beginner lesson, ski or snowboard rental equipment, and a beginner-area ski lift pass or cross-country trail pass. The Discover Michigan Skiing program is $20 for cross-country skiing, $35 for downhill skiing, and $35 for snowboarding, and is open to everyone 7 years and older.

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In addition, January has a variety of fun-filled activities for the entire family to enjoy as Shanty Creek Resorts continues to celebrate the 50thAnniversary of Schuss Mountain. Check out the following upcoming events:

January 7, 21, 28 | Super Sunday

Get a lift ticket, rental equipment, and lesson for just $29 on Super Sunday! The program offered from 1:00-4:30pm on Sundays from January through March except for the holiday weekends (Jan 14 and Feb 18), is open to all ages looking to learn to ski or ride.

January 15 | Sardine Special 50th Anniversary Special

A Shanty Creek Original. Pack as many friends, family members, neighbors and anyone else you can find into your car and head to Schuss Mountain. One carload pays one price, just $50, for an entire carload of lift tickets. It’s the best value on the slopes!

January 19–21 | Shanty Creek Instructional Weekend

Elevate your skiing to a higher level with Shanty Creek’s instructional weekend! Whether you want to sharpen your existing techniques or try skiing for the first time, our expert ski instructors will provide plenty of tips and practice time in a variety of terrain and snow conditions.

January 30–February 2 | Special Olympics

Shanty Creek hosts many of the Michigan Special Olympics Winter Games on the slopes at Schuss Village. Spectators welcome!

For additional information on these events as well as Shanty Creek Resorts packages, and to make a reservation, visit

—Press release provided by Shanty Creek Resorts

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