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Shanty Creek Ski Resort

Shanty Creek Ski Resort

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

193

Rank in
Region

8

Rank in
State

5

Best time for snow at
Shanty Creek Ski Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Friday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Tuesday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
True Snow: 140" per year
Snow Quality Rank

197

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

164

Shanty Creek Ski Resort is ranked No. 164 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

10.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

6.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

40.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

164

Shanty Creek Ski Resort is ranked No. 164 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

197

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Shanty Creek Ski Resort

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
95
score
54.1
Snow Volume
rank
164
score
38.2
Overall
rank
193
score
33.9

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

450 ft

1125 ft
Base Elevation: 675 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Shanty Creek Ski Resort

Shanty Creek has no detail snow data, but we estimate 140 inches snowfall due to moderate lake effect snow from Lake Michigan. However, terrain is generally too flat for deep powder skiing.

Accumulation and Preservation

Shanty Creek's cold climate facilitates early season snowmaking. Rain is less frequent than in the Northeast and rarely as intense. The limited acreage can be more easily restored with snowmaking and grooming than at larger and steeper areas in the Northeast. Relatively flat Midwest ski terrain will routinely melt/freeze in warm weather or March sun.