By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer
CBS Chicago has put together a Winter Sports Guide for the Chicago area. It’s interesting that they only mention the most well known Lakefront and Northside recreation areas. CBS, you are missing the entire Southern Cook County, Will County and DuPage County Park Districts! For those of you that want to know what CBS Chicago has put together for you, click here. I am giving you the short list below:
Devil’s Head Resort
Sundown Mountain Resort
Alicia Eler from Chicago’s Center Stage, wrote a great article about ski areas near Chicago. Click here for a link to her article. A few excepts are below.
A 700-foot mountain with vertical runs located in Wausau, Wisconsin’s Rib Mountain National Park . It boosts 75 runs, seven high-speed lifts and Sun Kid Wonder Carpet.
3605 N. Mountain Rd. P.O. Box 5010, Wausau
Tel: (715) 845-2846
8700 W. Chestnut Rd., Galena
Tel: (800) 397-1320
Chestnut Mountain descends 475 feet with 19 runs in a seven-acre terrain park with two half-pipes, its own chairlift, and a vast series of table tops and rail slides
Alpine Valley Ski Resort. Website here.
7-holes of golf, 20 slopes of skiing/snowboarding enjoyment, meeting and banquet facilities for 10 to 200, 124 guest rooms, two swimming pools, tennis courts, whirlpool and much, much more. Lodging accommodations include 123 guest rooms, four suites, and indoor pool and whirlpool, dining rooms, cocktail lounge and even a pizza parlor.
Raging Buffalo Snowboard/Ski Park. Website click here.
19-265 Western Ave
12545 West 111th Street
4100 Illinois Route 53
1400 S. Lynn White Dr.
Quentin Road, north of Dundee Road
Cricket Hill Fields, Montrose Harbor
601 W. Montrose Ave.
Mount Trashmore (James Hill) (former landfill)
Oakton & Dodge
425 E. McFetridge Dr.
425 E. McFetridge Dr.
- Area ski and snowboard rates: January 8 – 10 (timeoutny.com)
- Snowboard-Sled Hybrids – The Seated Sled Board is for Thrill-Seeking Sledders (trendhunter.com)
- U.S. freeskiers seek to follow their snowboarding brethren (denverpost.com)
- “What’s New” for 2010-11 Tahoe Ski Season (inclinevillagecabin.com)
- Snow time means fun time in NY (nydailynews.com)
- Great deals offered on ski, snowboard lessons (denverpost.com)