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Address: 5750 Lakeside Dr, Lisle, IL 60532-2523
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+1 630-964-2550
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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A great local snow hub....

It's not Aspen, but for a little local snow hub the kids will love this. Some adults will as well. They have various activities for all ages and skill groups. It really is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Woodridge, Illinois
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Lisle, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Use for getting ready for western ski trips. Always have to get used to tow rope, but facility only opens when snow9both natural and man-made) is adequate. Also, excellent food at pub on site.

Thank Kenneth D
Woodridge, Illinois
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219 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not Aspen, but for a little local snow hub the kids will love this. Some adults will as well. They have various activities for all ages and skill groups. It really is a hidden little snow gem tucked away in the suburbs!

Thank Lisa2735
Lisle, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

The Four Lakes Ski area is good for your first ski experience - you don't have to travel far to find out what its all about.

Thank Maria_MRD
Franklin, Tennessee
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This place is ok, it gets insanely crowded on Saturdays during the day. Best time to go is after 4. Not a bad hill, they do have a park but I wouldn't recommend going till mid January( the terrain park is best then because there is more snow)

Thank Joe T
Management response:

Hi Joe, thanks for the review. We try to do what we can with what Mother Nature gives us! That being said, we are always striving to update snowmaking equipment and snowmaking capabilities. We hope that the next time you come out you get the 5 star treatment that we strive to give to all of our customers! -Chris Buehler... More 

Chicago, Illinois, USA
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263 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Shekhar T
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank SteveAK
Naperville, IL
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank TeresaH33
Itasca, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Sarah E
Mokena, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank jjbigs17
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank go-cubbers

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