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Illinois Ski Resorts

About Illinois Skiing and Snowboarding

453 ft Average Base Elevation
707 ft Average Peak Elevation
254 ft Average Vertical Drop

Illinois boasts 6 different ski areas including a cross-country resort and America’s first snowboard exclusive area (don’t worry, skiers are welcome in the park). This Midwest state offers the full spectrum of amenities, from lessons for all levels to park terrain and night riding. With resorts driving distance from Chicago, skiers can choose to stay in the metropolis and enjoy the sights, food and entertainment of the Windy City as well as the nearby slopes. Skiers seeking a retreat from urban life can head to one of the resorts outside of the greater Chicago area and cozy up to a mountainside lodge for an unforgettable winter vacation....Read more