Yes, it’s true that Illinois is about as flat of a state as they come, but believe it or not, skiing (yes, downhill) is possible without driving to Wisconsin or flying to Colorado. Four Lakes is the place to get in some fun skiing, snowboarding and sledding without leaving Illinois.

FourLakes4The Four Lakes Ski & Snowboard School is a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and uses the American Teaching System, which makes it a great place for starters, newcomers and those wanting a little change in their routine (a.k.a. a fun idea for a date!). Besides, you’re not going to beat the prices; you may shell out hundreds up nort’ in Wisconsin whereas here on “Fab Fridays,” all day skiing will only set you back $15.00!

Once the snow has melted, Four Lakes keeps going with summer activities like private party rooms, volleyball leagues, tournaments, court rentals and golf leagues.