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Ski Michigan Photos – January 2013

Here’s a collection of photos from the January 2013 of skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of Michigan ski areas:

Schuss Mountain – January 26, 2013
Plenty of snow and comfortable temperatures… at Schuss Mountain a happy crowd enjoyed the bluebird skies and fresh snow…

Crystal Mountain Resort – January 24, 2013
Powder Day at Crystal Mountain.

Caberfae Peaks – January 24, 2013
The snow machines were hard at work this morning! Who is going to hit the slopes this weekend?

Boyne Highlands Resort – January 20
Challenger Terrain Park

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Jan. 20
Up to almost 4 inches of fresh snow this morning!

Cannonsburg Ski Area – January 13, 2013
After a warm and wet couple of days, we are ecstatic to turn the snow guns back on and bring winter to West Michigan again!

Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area – January 13, 2013
Fired Up…. No time waste….snow making begins NOW!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Jan. 10
It is amazing how well we’re hanging onto our snow. This pic is from this morning (January 10, 2013). Hats off to the groomer team!

Crystal Mountain – January 10, 2013
102 year old Lou Batori stopped by to ski with us today! Lou is the oldest NASTAR racer ever and one of the friendliest guys around. Thanks for stopping by today Lou. It is ALWAYS a pleasure to ski with you! Lou appeared on CBS Sunday Morning a couple of years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR-OX_KiFdY

Caberfae Peaks – January 7, 2013
Good morning from the Peaks. It’s going to be a beautiful, sunny day at Caberfae. Enjoy!

Alpine Valley Ski Area – January 7, 2013
Big Boy park is open. Come out & thrash it!

Crystal Mountain – January 5, 2013
USASA Huck Finn – January 5, 2013 – We lost our sunshine for this afternoon’s USASA Huck Finn competition in Tuck’s Terrain Park, but there was no lack of energy. Congrats to all of today’s Huck Finn competitors!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – January 3, 2013
Groomer Bob is working some magic on the trails this morning… The corduroy skate lanes are killer! Perfect day to XC ski

Caberfae Peaks – January 2, 2013
The “Dark Side” of South Peak opens tomorrow, which means the opening of 5 additional slopes: GG’s Ride, Bullet, Stagshead Bowl, Slot & Notch. Who will get first tracks?

Crystal Mountain – January 2, 2013
We are making a fresh layer of snow this morning and are getting ready to open 38 slopes – 90% of our skiable terrain! We have machine groomed slope conditions with 5 chairlifts and 2 magic carpets running today.

Shanty Creek – Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet – November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet

Fresh Garden Green Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette or Ranch
Traditional Caesar Salad, Shaved Parmesan Cheese & Herb Sourdough Croutons
Broccoli Salad with Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives and Herb Vinaigrette
Smoked Whitefish Gratin with Crisp Vegetables and Crackers
Display of Domestic and International Cheeses
Peel and Eat Shrimp
Artisan Breads

From the Hot Kiosk
Fire-Roasted Vegetables with Bowtie Pasta
Garlic and Herb Cod with Lemon Butter
Green Bean Casserole • Traditional Stuffing
Butter Whipped Potatoes • Candied Sweet Potatoes

From the Carver
Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey with Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Sauce
Slow-Roasted Top Round with Mushroom Jus

From the Pastry Shop
Pastry Chef’s Selection of Sweet Delights

Adults: $24 • Seniors: $22 • Children 9-12: $12 • Children 5-8: $10 • Children Under 4: Free Reservations Recommended: 231.533.8621, ext. 7100

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Short’s Brewing Company – BrewSki Bash featuring Funktion – November 24, 2012

Brew Ski Bash 2012

We love few things more than beer, skiing, and live music. That’s why we get together every year with our friends from Shanty Creek Resort for a Brew:Ski bash to celebrate the coming ski season and the unique proximity between Short’s pub and Shanty’s slopes. As it is already cold and snowy up here in Northern Michigan, we’re getting very excited for the coming winter.

The Brew:Ski Bash tradition includes free Shanty Creek lift passes for the first 100 guests, discount lift passes for everyone else, the release of our entire stout lineup, and a rockin’ night of tunes by Funktion, with special guests Circle of Heat. This year, Brew:Ski Bash falls on Saturday, November 24th and the festivities will kick off at 7:30 pm.

For 2012-13, our pub stouts will include tried and true favorites S’mores Stout and Uber Goober, plus several first time ever, pub-experimentals, including Ben’s Asthma (American Strong Stout), Yer My Boy Blue (Blueberry Milk Stout), Dirty Sturks (Double Chocolate Stout on Nitro), and Empress Catherine (Imperial Stout). We’ll have 20 total brews on tap, as always, plus other bottle selections.
Admission is $5 at the door.

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Schuss Mountain Snow Challenge – March 31 – April 1, 2012

Snow update: The big news everyone has been waiting for. We’ve made the efforts and put things in motion… and the 2012 SMSC IS A GO!!!!!!!!!!!! There’s no turning back now. – Visit Website >>>>

Griztek Auto Appearance & Offroad and Shanty Creek Resorts are proud to bring the action back to the ski slopes at the 2012 Schuss Mountain Snow Challenge.

The SMSC is the only event you get side by side, heads up racing.

It’s the only place racers get 5 tire classes in which to compete.

And, it’s the only event like this anywhere in North America!

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