Ski community saddened by death of Round

Joanie Moore

BELLAIRE — For years, locals and guests of Shanty Creek Resort have gathered at Schuss Village for the Tannenbaum tree lighting and Torch Light Parade to kick off the Christmas season.  Staff ski down the hill while carrying lighted torches, illuminating the resort’s Christmas tree at the bottom of Schuss Mountain.

On Saturday, Dec. 21, during the torch light parade, Charles “Chick” Round, a long-time ski instructor who led the torch parade, suffered a fatal ski accident.

Antrim County Undersheriff Dean Pratt said an investigation was pending, and details were limited.


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