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Four Lakes Ski Area

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Address: 5750 Lakeside Dr, Lisle, IL 60532-2523
Phone Number: (630) 964-2550
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4:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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My 5 year old grandson loved it

There is not much to add. Illinois is not know for its mountains but if you want a small quaint place to learn and spend a partial day, it's great. My grandson took a lesson from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2016
SteveAK
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Columbus
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

We live 10 mins away and had never been here and that's a shame. Our kids were skiing for the first time and took to it like fish to water after lessons. The bar next to the rental shop js great pizza and good beer. We will be back even though today was the last day of the 2016 season.

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Columbus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

There is not much to add. Illinois is not know for its mountains but if you want a small quaint place to learn and spend a partial day, it's great. My grandson took a lesson from Scott who helped him master the basics. The joy in his eyes was worth it. And he had never been before so all he... More 

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Naperville, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Only rope tows here but a great starter place for kids to learn to ski and/or snowboard. They have a nice warming area, restaurant, and rentals available including helmets.

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Itasca, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Only tow rope lifts here; they get really tiring after a few runs. There is VERY poor control of the skiiers here. Sure, there's rules but they aren't enforced at all. I got kicked in the back of the head by someone being reckless and I almost got knocked over several other times. I got a great deal going here... More 

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Mokena, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Parents are not allowed to enter the area. They had no one at the tow rope to assist any small child. The mentality is buy a lesson or buy a ticket if you want to help your child. My daughter came back crying with one ski on and one ski off. I didn't know if she was hurt and this... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

First, I am not a skier. Second, I am looking forward to getting better and going again. I would def recommend coming here and I will be coming back next year at least once. My son, 12, learned quickly from Dallas and he and I had a great afternoon together. Thanks! Glad I found this spot.

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Lockport, Illinois, USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The bottom of the hill is fenced off to anyone without a ticket, I found out the hard way, that my 6 year old kids had to fend for themselves on the rope tow. When I asked the gentleman checking the tickets at the gate check if I can help my kids learn how to use the rope tow, he... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My wife and I used to live in Four Lakes. Their skiing area is fine for the extreme beginner or for somebody who doesn't want to drive north four hours. There are always lots of kids in the snow boarding area. If you go through the park district in Naperville you get (4) one-hour group lessons plus ski and boot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

If you don't want to drive very far, and you have a new skier or someone who wants to learn, it's perfect! It's certainly not the alps but great for newer skiers or when you are looking to do something close in the dead of winter!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We just love Four Lakes! It is a very small hill with tow ropes, but the spirit there is great, they have good equipment and a fun jumps for boarders. They have a nice pub for drinks after being on the slopes and the kids can have a great day there skiing safely. Instructors are wonderful and very patient. Highly... More 

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