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Shanty Creek

Shanty Creek Ski Resort

10-Day Snow Potential - New!
Upcoming Snow Potential
3-Day
0"
5-Day
0"
10-Day
0"
This is Less Than Average for Shanty Creek

Core Strengths

Shanty Creek
Travel Ease
54.1
Snow Volume
38.0
Overall
34.8
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

200

Rank in
Region

10

Rank in
State

7

This resort is often compared with:

Nubs Nob
Boyne Highlands
Crystal Mountain MI
Best time for snow at
Shanty Creek Ski Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Wednesday
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0"
Night
0"
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

6.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

0.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

60.0%

*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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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.