Bellaire-based Shanty Creek Resorts announced it has updated its facilities to include a new restaurant, day lodge, rental and instruction centers, and a groomed multi-use trail for non-skiers, in preparation for the approaching ski season.
“We’ve listened to our guests,” says Steve Kershner, director of ski and snow sports at the resort, comprised of three distinct villages: Summit, Schuss, and Cedar River. “These changes are going to make a lot of people very happy, and that's what it's all about.”
The new restaurant and bar, called The River Bistro, is located within the Lodge at Cedar and features a selection of sandwiches and flatbread pizzas, complemented by more than 45 regional and international beers and fresh-squeezed fruit cocktails.
Also new is a three-mile, multi-purpose trail that accommodates recreational activities that don’t involve cross-country skiing. They include snowshoeing, dog walking, and fat-tire biking. Shanty Creek already has nearly 20 miles of groomed track-set ski trails, but decided non-skiers needed a trail of their own, Kershner says.
Kershner adds that, thanks to the acquisition of previously unavailable space at Cedar River Village, on the north face of Schuss Mountain, many amenities and features have been shifted from one area of the 4,500-acre property to another.
He says the resort’s main ski operation has been moved from Schuss Village to a dedicated area at Cedar River. The facility’s ski rental and ski school facilities are now located inside The Lodge at Cedar River, which provides ski-in/-out access to the Schuss Mountain slopes, where a new beginner ski area has been established.
Meanwhile, the former home of the ski school and rental facilities at Schuss Village has been transformed into the Yellow Lift Day Lodge, a dedicated space for day skiers who don’t intend to use the resort’s lodging or restaurant facilities, and is furnished with seasonal lockers, banquet seating, and vending machines.
Additionally, the resort’s Alpine Tubing Park, which had occupied the site of the new beginner slope, has been moved to Summit Village. And in nearby Schuss Village, Ivan's Mountainside Grill at Schuss Village has been renamed Ivan’s Café. The traditional apres-ski eatery has been converted from a table service restaurant to a self-serve cafeteria with an expanded menu, Kershner says.