Four Lakes is what it is—a bump in the Chicagoland area with some snow-making equipment. If the snow was ever prevalent, you could enjoy a quick (in a brief sense) shoosh, but mostly all you'll get is a hard-packed ice base under what was the night before's snow-making. Injuries abound, but the staff is friendly and well-trained to accommodate the unfortunate. Your highlight of the day (or night) might be being witness to a gang a local teens who think they own the place berate and belittle any kid in their path or who dares enter "their" terrain park. What a joke. But if you're of age, the bar is cozy. You don't need skis or a board to enjoy that.