Ski Resorts & Ski Hills Near DuPage County

Four Lakes Ski Lisle

We’ve already experienced a few snow flurries in DuPage County, and for some people, the sight of snow falling means that the winter fun season is about to begin!  For many of us living in and around DuPage County, skiing is a big part of that winter fun.  Even though we live in the relatively flat Midwest, there are still some great local ski options available to us. 

Let’s take a look at some ski resorts that are nearby.  Some of these are located within the boundaries of DuPage County, but the bigger resorts will require some driving.  Here’s a list of ski resorts (by distance) in the area:

Four Lakes Village Lodge and Ski – Lisle, IL

For ease-of-access, located in DuPage County, you can’t beat Four Lakes.  Though small, this ski hill offers mountain-size family skiing fun.  Four Lakes is the perfect option for the beginning or very young skier (ski lessons are also offered on-site).

There are no chair lifts at Four Lakes, but tow-ropes are available.

Four Lakes Ski LislePrices
Daily Slope Ticket – $25

Ski Equipment Rental – $20
Snowboard Equipment Rental – $38
Helmets** – $10 (ID required as deposit for rental)

Contact / More Information
5790 Forest View Road
Lisle, Illinois 60532

630.964.2551 Reservations
630.964.2550 Snow Hotline
630.963.3422 Main Office

Monday-Friday 4pm-10pm
Weekends and Holidays 10am-7pm


Villa Olivia – Bartlett, IL

Ski Season: Dec. 15, 2011-March 4, 2012

Downhill skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing are all available at Villa Olivia.  Villa Olivia is the largest local ski resort in Chicagoland.  Take a quick drive north on Route 59 to Lake Street, go west about one mile, and you’re there.  Villa Olivia offers some great skiing very near to home. 

Villa Olivia Ski ResortPrices
Lift ticket pricing varies, so check the Villa Olivia website (link below).

Onsite equipment rental is available (skiing and snowboarding).  Please check the website for more details.

Contact / More Information
1401 W. Lake Street
Bartlett, IL  60103

Phone: 630-289-1000

Monday-Friday: 4-10pm
Weekends: 9am-10pm


Alpine Valley Ski Resort – Elkhorn, WI

Not too far from Lake Geneva in Elkhorn, WI, you’ll find some great slopes at Alpine Valley Ski Resort.  This is a great ski resort for the intermediate-level skier.  Don’t let the Wisconsin address scare you off either, you can be there in less than 2.5 hours.

Lift ticket pricing varies.  Prices range from $29-$46.  Check out the Alpine Valley website (below) for more details regarding 2011/2012 lift rates.

Alpine Valley Ski ResortRental
Onsite equipment rental is available (skiing and snowboarding).  Please check the website for more details.  Rental prices vary by weekday/weekend and specials are regularly posted.

Contact / More Information:

Alpine Valley Resort
W2501 County Road D
Elkhorn, WI 53121
262-642-7374 • 800-227-9395


Cascade Mountain – Portage, WI

North of the Illinois border in Wisconsin, you’ll find Cascade Mountain (very near the Wisconsin Dells).   Skiing is always a good time at Cascade; it is worth the drive.  There is a wide variety of slopes available for the entire family and skill-level (beginner to advanced).

Lift ticket pricing varies, so check the  Cascade Mountain website (link below).  Normal lift prices range from $25 to $49.

Onsite equipment rental is available (skiing and snowboarding).  Please check the website for more details.  Skis are not available for children under 12 years of age.

Cascade Mountain Ski PortageContact / More Information:

Cascade Mountain
W10441 Cascade Mountain Rd
Portage, WI 53901


Monday – Thursday – 10am to 9pm
Friday, Saturday & Holiday Period – 9am to 10pm
Sunday – 9am to 9pm 

Check back soon, more ski resorts to come!