Four Lakes

Four Lakes is a ski area located in the state of Illinois in USA. The resort is in the town of Lisle, IL.

Season Passes

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 with with Four Lakes. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Four Lakes's website.

Lodging Options

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.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
9(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
500'(152 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
100'(30 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
400'(122 m)

Four Lakes Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
18.8out of 100
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Four Lakes is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 30% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 100 feet.


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.
Green Circle
30%(3 acres)

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.

Blue Square
70%(6 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
0%(0 acres)

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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GPS Coordinates:
41.79000, -88.09000

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 AirportORDChicago, IL16 mi
Midway International AirportMDWChicago, IL17 mi
Milwaukee Mitchell International AirportMKEMilwaukee, WI81 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 AirportRFDChicago/Rockford, IL59 mi
South Bend Regional AirportSBNSouth Bend, IN91 mi
Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-NormalBMIBloomington/Normal, IL100 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Grand GenevaLake Geneva, WI1,086 ft32%58 mi
Alpine ValleyElkhorn, WI1,040 ft31%68 mi
The Rock SnowparkJanesville, WI290 ft33%74 mi
The Rock SnowparkFranklin, WI290 ft27%78 mi
Hidden ValleyMaribel, WI1,460 ft31%86 mi

Four Lakes Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation500 ft
Base Elevation400 ft
Vertical Drop100 ft
(30% Beginner,  70% Intermediate,  0% Expert)
Skiable Acres9
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Four Lakes Mountain Stats