Bring it on!: New rental equipment, online ticket options for Shanty Creek this season

Linda Gallagher, Contributing Writer

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"It was awesome!" said Brian Eggers, of Linwood, who caught the first chair ride up the mountain last Friday morning with his wife Lindsay and children Audrey and Garrett on Schuss Mountain's 2019/2020 opening day of downhill skiing. The resort will be open for downhill skiing, cross country skiing, and snowboarding at both Schuss Mountain and Summit Mountain until March 29, 2020.


BELLAIRE – With colder weather and the arrival of the first winter snows, Shanty Creek Resorts opened downhill ski slopes at Schuss Mountain on Friday, Nov. 29 for the 2019-2020 winter season.

"It was awesome!" said Brian Eggers, of Linwood, who caught the first chair ride up the mountain last Friday morning, along with his wife Lindsay and children Audrey and Garrett.

Low-energy additions to the resort's snow making equipment in recent years, and several nighttime temperatures in the mid- to low 20's allowed the snow to start falling in early November on Schuss's slopes, according to Steve Kershner, the resort's director of Snow Sports.

“This added even more efficiency, and better snow conditions, no matter what Mother Nature does to us,” Kershner said. "And with the natural snow we received over the Thanksgiving weekend, we'll have awesome conditions for everyone to enjoy."

Outdoor recreationists will find several more improvement and changes this season, Kershner noted.

"This season, Shanty Creek has added additional seasonal rental lockers for skiers to stow their gear, while taking advantage of new rental equipment – including ski boots, snowboards and snowboard boots, from Rossignol," he said. "We have another new fleet of nearly 500 pair of Rossignol adult skis to go with those new ski boots as well."

Rossignol’s lineup provides the latest design technology to create buttery smooth turns and carving on the slopes, Kershner noted.

"We've also expanded our online ticket, tubing and snowsports school pre-purchase options," he explained. "Additionally, we've added more kiosks for lift ticket redemption and fulfillment so that guests spend less time in line and more time on the hill.

"Also, our pink and yellow chairlifts got some love and attention. They both look brand new."

Parking has been expanded for those leaving their vehicles near the pink lift, Kershner noted.

Last but not least, enthusiasts will have a lot to look forward to at the resort's Monster Park snowboard terrain park.

"Sponsored by Monster Energy, our Monster Park, which mixes jump lines with rails and boxes, and incorporates an all-glades section with all-natural park features, will be a lot of fun for boarders this year," the director said.

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