Fresh snow over holiday weekend keeps ski resorts busy

Fresh snow over holiday weekend keeps ski resorts busy

ANTRIM COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — Skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes at Shanty Creek Resort this weekend.

About half of the runs are open, which proved to be just enough for people to come out and enjoy the fresh snow.

Despite the few changes due to COVID-19, such as guests having to wear masks and social distance, outdoor enthusiasts were happy to be back.

a group of people standing on top of a snow covered slope

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Staff said while this weekend is typically a busy one, they didn’t know what the turnout would be like this because of the pandemic.

“Well because of the late start with Mother Nature not exactly showing up on time. I think there was just that much more demand and much more excitement for people to get started So this first week has been awesome,” said Vice President of Marketing Chris Hale. “We’ve had to shut out our online sales through January 2 at this point. Just because the sales have been through the roof quickly.”

Some of the other changes people will notice are the dining options.

Hale said they’ve added food trucks, carry out windows, mobile ordering and curbside service.

Shanty Creek is also offering mid-week ski passes Monday through Friday.

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