Four Lakes is a ski area located in the state of Illinois in USA. The resort is in the town of Lisle, IL.
Four Lakes is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Four Lakes. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Four Lakes's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Four Lakes around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Four Lakes Terrain Overview
Four Lakes has a total of 5 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Four Lakes is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 9 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 4 hectares, 0.0 square miles, or 0.0 square kilometers.
Four Lakes's slopes see on average 48 inches (1.2 meters) of snowfall a year.
Four Lakes Elevation
Four Lakes has a summit elevation of 500 feet, or 152 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 400 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 100 feet (30 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Four Lakes has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Four Lakes Difficulty Level
19.5out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Four Lakes has 9 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Four Lakes is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 30% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 70% trails are rated as intermediate.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Four Lakes good for beginners?
Four Lakes is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 30% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Four Lakes Location
Four Lakes is located in the state of Illinois, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Lisle, IL.
Lisle, IL 60532 USA
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Getting to Four Lakes
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Four Lakes), its coordinates of 41.79000, -88.09000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Lisle, IL to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Four Lakes.
|O'Hare International Airport||ORD||Chicago, IL||16 mi|
|Midway International Airport||MDW||Chicago, IL||17 mi|
|Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport||MKE||Milwaukee, WI||81 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Four Lakes.
|Chicago Rockford International Airport||RFD||Chicago/Rockford, IL||59 mi|
|South Bend Regional Airport||SBN||South Bend, IN||91 mi|
|Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal||BMI||Bloomington/Normal, IL||100 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Four Lakes, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Four Lakes.
|Grand Geneva||Lake Geneva, WI||1,086 ft||33%||58 mi|
|Alpine Valley||Elkhorn, WI||1,040 ft||32%||68 mi|
|The Rock Snowpark||Janesville, WI||290 ft||36%||74 mi|
|Hidden Valley||Maribel, WI||1,460 ft||32%||86 mi|
Four Lakes Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||500 ft|
|Base Elevation||400 ft|
|Vertical Drop||100 ft|
(30% Beginner, 70% Intermediate, 0% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||48 inches|