Schuss Mountain was the Rodney Dangerfield of Michigan skiing until it became part of Shanty Creek Resorts. Now the Shanty/Schuss combo¿located on separate peaks about three miles apart¿encompasses 41 runs and 600 lodging options.
As the quad chair cleared the loading ramp and accelerated to 2,800 feet per minute, the fellow sitting next to me said, "Look at all those oddballs on those funny short skis and snowboards down there.
Everett F. Kircher, a pioneer in the ski industry as an innovator of ski instruction, snowmaking and grooming, and founder of the nation's largest privately held chain of ski resorts died Wednesday, Jan. 16. He was 85.