Insider’s Tip // Bellaire, Michigan
Whether you’re visiting Schuss Mountain for the day or for an extended stay, don’t miss a quick detour to the quaint village of Bellaire, just 7 miles northwest of Shanty Creek. A complimentary shuttle from Shanty Creek will drop you downtown, home to awardwinning Short’s Brewpub, a wine bar, a craft distillery, a cider house, and plentiful dining and lodging options. Snowmobile and cross country trails galore form a web around Bellaire and offer one of the best ways to experience Michigan in the winter.
Like everywhere else, facemasks are mandatory in all public spaces at Schuss Mountain. In light of the pandemic, Schuss is moving some services online, like equipment rentals and food orders. Ivan’s and The River Bistro will have limited seating capacity, so guests are encouraged to take advantage of a new food truck and weather-protected area near the base of Yellow Lift. Ivan’s also has a new slopeside to-go window and heated outdoor dining tent for safe and convenient dining.