Raging Buffalo is one of the best snowboarding spots near Chicago and permits skiers as well.
Cascade Mountain in Wisconsin provides three dozen trails for a variety of skill levels with a number of different pricing options.
It’s only a two-hour drive for Chicago residents to reach Swiss Valley ski and snowboard area in southwestern Michigan, which has 11 runs and 225 foot hills.
Want to see video of the ski slopes at Villa Olivia? Check out this recent video and interview by CBS News.
Located less than an hour from downtown Chicago, Villa Olivia is a neighborhood park featuring 7 small ski runs primarily aimed at beginners.
Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin is a popular Chicago-area ski resort featuring 25 runs for skiiers, plus a snow tubing hill.
Grand Geneva in Wisconsin is one of the most popular Chicago-area ski resorts. The resort features 18 runs over 30 acres and hills of 211 feet.