Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Four Lakes

Planning a ski trip to Four Lakes? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Four Lakes stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Four Lakes review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

Overall Rating: 3.2

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 3.8
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 46.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.0
  • Nightlife
  • 2.2

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 42%
  • Beginner
  • 50%
  • Families
  • 50%
  • Intermediate
  • 42%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 25%
  • Advanced
  • 25%

Helpful Highlights:

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...

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  • 1

    Break an arm here...or get cussed-out.

    by icespicol - 16th February 2012

    Pros: It's the only game in town.

    Cons: Rude young

    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... Full review

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  • 4

    Convenient Chicagoland Skiing

    by skier71 - 13th January 2011

    Pros: Good for learning, inexpensive, cool lodge

    Cons: small, row tows

    Given the flatness of Chicagoland, it is a fluke to have any skiing at all close to home, so you have to grade Four Lakes on a curve. While the hill is sma... Full review

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  • 3

    Four Lakes

    by wolfman - 21st December 2009

    Pros: Good place to learn

    Cons: small

    Two of my kids have learned to ski or snowboard here or at villa olivia. My third wants to try this year, so we're going to sundown for x-mas. Nice bar to w... Full review

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  • 3

    Ski Four Lakes

    by catchkid92 - 17th November 2009

    Pros: Close

    Cons: small

    Good resort if you want to get out. Terrain park is actually good, but thats when it is up. The snow is usually in good condition too!!... Full review

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  • 3

    It's close and cheap...

    by davidlau123 - 18th February 2009

    Pros: Close, inexpensive, good place to learn

    Cons: No lifts, only tow ropes, lots of kids

    If it's close to your home, it's worth going. It's not a bad place to learn, the hill is not very steep. If you're not ready to use a tow rope, you can wa... Full review

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  • 3

    Not Impressed

    by snowguy7 - 15th February 2009

    Pros: Convenient to Chicago Subs

    Cons: Small, Short, Expensive, and Icy

    I can't really say too much about this place. We went there for a quick trip during the week, and I can say that it was my first and last time. Not im... Full review

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