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by: Laura - 18th December 2015

  • 3
  • 2Beginner
  • 4Intermediate
  • 4Expert
  • 3All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 4Aprés Ski
  • Terrain Park
  • 4Overall Value
Large vertical drop and long runs
Steep terrain and SLOW lifts

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The very first thing to understand that it's not a hill - it's a ridge with the lodge at the top and the Mississippi river at the bottom. They bill themselves as having the largest vertical drop in the lower Midwest, which is true. What they don't say is that a lot of it is very, very steep. If you're an adrenaline junkie, you may enjoy feeling like you're going to hurdle into the Mississippi, but it was nerve racking for me. I'd say a lot of it is more intermediate to advanced than beginner. I think it offers some of the more difficult terrain of the hills within east driving distance of Chicago. Snowboarders love it, and the terrain park is self contained with its own lift. The lifts are probably the slowest I have ever been on. The lodge amenities are better than average and the view is spectacular. I would not take a beginner here. Even the easier runs look intimidating because of the steep angle.

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