Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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Elevation

  • 500ft
    Summit
  • 100ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 400ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 7
  • 7
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    40%

  • Intermediate Runs

    30%

  • Advanced Runs

    30%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    7

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Night Skiing

    9 ac

  • Longest Run

    0.1 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    9 ac

  • Snow Making

    9 ac

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Overview

Closest ski area to metro Chicago, the Four Lakes Ski and Snowboard Area is an ideal place to bring the family. It's all located within a cozy 20 acres of terrain. Although the vertical is a relatively short 100 feet, it's ideal for learning the skiing or snowboarding or honing your skills in between weekend trips.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/15/201903/01/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    78
  • Projected Days Open
    70
  • Years Open
    59
  • Average Snowfall
    24"

More Info

Ski rental at area; day lodge with cafeteria; bar and grill. Ski instruction offered for group and private skiers; Little Bumpers for ages 4-8 years.

Four Lakes Reviews

Monica Bembry
1st January 20194
Easily accessible. No long lines. Super friendlyFull review
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26th November 20152
over all isn't the best place for funFull review
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    Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

    We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

    Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

    Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

    We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

    We’ll see you on the mountain.


    – Mountain News Corporation