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nearby ski resorts

villa olivia

1401 W Lake St, Bartlett, IL

SEASON: December 13, 2019 - March 1, 2020

DETAILS:  SNOW TUBING AVAILABLE | LESSONS AVAILABLE

"Downhill skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing are right here in your backyard. Villa Olivia is just a short drive from anywhere in the Chicagoland area. With 100% Snowmaking, Ski & Snowboard lessons for all levels, and rental equipment available, we have something for everyone. The hill includes seven runs, a chairlift, six rope tows, and a tubing hill. Visit the Ski Lodge for all winter sport transactions including slope tickets, tube tickets, rentals, merchandise, lessons and lockers."

COST: $13 - $40 per lift ticket for nonresidents, depending on age, day, and time

Bartlett, IL

Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports

5750 Lakeside Dr., Lisle

DATES: December 2019 - March 2020

DETAILS:  LESSONS AVAILABLE

"Four Lakes is celebrating its 60th year of Snowsports in Lisle! Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or a beginner Four Lakes has something for everyone! We offer lessons for all ages and abilities 7 days a week, our full rental shop will make sure you have the best equipment to learn or play on, and our terrain park is a challenging run for even the strongest Snowsports enthusiasts! We offer day and night skiing and snowboarding as well as discounts and specials throughout the year!

COST: $17 - $28 per lift ticket depending on age, day, and time

Lisle, IL

chestnut mountain resort

8700 W. Chestnut Mountain Rd., Galena, IL

DATES: November 29, 2019 - March 22, 2020

DETAILS:  LESSONS AVAILABLE

"Chestnut Mountain Resort is a snowboarding park near Chicago, fit for all types of snow sports enthusiasts, amateurs and professionals. Beginners can freely learn the basics of skiing and snowboarding from our professional instructors. More advanced skiers and snowboarders, on the other hand, can turn Chestnut Mountain Resort into their playground."

COST: $35 - $60 depending on age, day, and time (children under 6 are FREE). There are several Stay + Play packages to score discount/free ski lift tickets.

galena, il

alpine valley ski resort

W2501 County Road D, Elkhorn, WI

DATES: November 29, 2019 - March 15, 2020

DETAILS:  LESSONS AVAILABLE

"There are over 90 skiable acres with 21 Runs, a vertical drop of 388 feet, and the longest run is 3,000 feet. The steepest run is Big Thunder and the longest slope is Alpine. We are the only resort in Southeastern Wisconsin that features on-site ski-in/ski-out rooms with a full service Bistro for dining. With our three newest groomers and additional advanced snow guns, we can provide the best skiing conditions. If it’s cold, we can make snow and making snow is what Alpine does best!"

COST: $30 - $68 per lift ticket depending on age, day, and time

elkhorn, wi

cascade mountain

W10441 Cascade Mountain Rd., Portage, WI

DATES: November 29, 2019 - March 15, 2020

DETAILS:  SNOW TUBING AVAILABLE | LESSONS AVAILABLE
"Cascade Mountain has some of the most exciting and progressive terrain parks! Our Doc Park is the most popular park at Cascade Mountain, boasting upwards of 22 rails at any given time. There are 47 trails open to skiing and snowboarding and 12 lifts on 175 acres!"

COST: $30 - $72 per lift ticket depending on age, day, and time (kids 12 and under get a FREE lift ticket with a paid adult)

portage, WI

bittersweet ski resort

600 River Road, Ostego, MI

DATES: November 29, 2019 - March 26, 2020

DETAILS:  LESSONS AVAILABLE

"Bittersweet Ski Resort is a resort and recreational facility in Ostego, MI. The resort contains 350 vertical feet, 20 runs, 7 chairs lifts, 2 wonder carpets, and 2 rope tows. The indoor lodge is where you'll find the restaurant, bar, and the full service ski shop."

COST: $20 - $42 per lift ticket depending on age, day, and time

ostego, MI

swiss valley ski resort

13421 Mann Street, Jones, MI

DATES: December 10, 2019 - March 15, 2020

DETAILS:  LESSONS AVAILABLE "Swiss Valley entices folks to come ski from all over southern Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, with 11 runs, a 225 vertical foot peak (Highest in Southwest Michigan) and seven lifts, including 2 quads and one triple."

COST: $10 - $44 per lift ticket depending on age, day, and time

jones, mi

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