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villa olivia

1401 W Lake St, Bartlett, IL | 630-540-4199

SEASON: 2022-2023 Season | December 17 - March 5 (weather permitting)


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. Snow Tubing is VERY popular. Tickets are sold online by availability, and are time stamped for two hours. Due to its popularity Snow Tubing may possibly sell out for the day. Snow Tubing is not guaranteed without a reservation.

COST: Lift tickets range in price from $13 - $44 depending on age, resident status, and date & time.

Bartlett, IL

Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports

5750 Lakeside Dr., Lisle | 630.964.2550

DATES: Open late December - early March 2022 (weather permitting)


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: $25-$31 for Slope Tickets

Lisle, IL

chestnut mountain resort

8700 W. Chestnut Mountain Rd., Galena, IL

DATES: Opening day dependent on weather, usually mid-late December 2022 - early March 2023


"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: $45 - $65 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

Wilmot Mountain

11931 Fox River Rd., Wilmot, WI

DATES: Projected opening date December 3rd, weather permitting.


"With nearly 120 skiable acres, 23 trails, 7 lifts, 2 surface conveyor lifts and progression terrain parks with a double high speed rope tow, there is enough terrain to challenge experts to beginners, day or night. For those who are not up to skiing or snowboarding, there is always a fun day waiting just down the road at the tubing area with 22 lanes and 2 surface conveyor lifts to take you back to the top.


COST: SKI OR RIDE FOR $40/DAY WITH EPIC 7-DAY PASS. Prices go up Nov 20. Need to call for details on lift tickets

Wilmot, WI

alpine valley ski resort

W2501 County Road D, Elkhorn, WI

DATES: Opening day Friday, November 18, 2022


"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: $45 - $88 per lift ticket depending on age, day, and time

elkhorn, wi

cascade mountain

W10441 Cascade Mountain Rd., Portage, WI

DATES: Projected Opening date, Saturday November 26th depending on weather *Friday-Sunday & Holidays - Pre-purchase only (limited availability)

"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: $43-$89 per lift ticket depending on age, day, and time. Kids 12 and under receive a free lift ticket when accompanied by a paid adult (5 child free tickets max per adult ticket)

portage, WI

bittersweet ski resort

600 River Road, Ostego, MI

DATES: Late November - March 2022 (weather dependent)


"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: $40-70 per lift ticket depending on age, day, and time.

ostego, MI

swiss valley ski resort

13421 Mann Street, Jones, MI

DATES: December - March 2022 (depending on weather)

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: $25-$53 per lift ticket depending on age, day, and time

jones, mi

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