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Reviews on resorts within 5 hours of Chicago, IL area

Granite Peak, WI ~ 5/5 Stars, 700FT vertical, 74 Runs, High Speed lifts!, Long Runs, Prices a bit high but worth it.

Devils Head, WI ~ 4/5 Stars, 500FT vertical, 28 Runs, NO High Speed lifts ='(, Prices are more then fair however lacking high speed lifts will have to take away a star.(pain in the ass on those slow lifts for 6+ minutes) This place NEEDS high speed lifts!

Chestnut Mountain
, IL ~ 4/5 Stars, 475FT Vertical, 22 Runs, NO High Speed Lifts, Prices are normal/good, also lacking a star because of the lack of high speed lifts.

Alpine Valley, WI ~ 2.5/5 Stars, Vertical unknown Guessing(300FT), 10ish Runs, High Speed lifts!, Prices are on the pricey side for what it is...but not god awful however the runs are short but decent if you live close it's one to hit up, if not don't bother. GREAT place for n00bs, 3 magic carpets.

, WI ~ 0/5 Stars, Guessing on the vertical(150FT), Roughly 17 runs, old slow crappy lifts, Prices are insane at this place, $39 to rent haha, stay away from this place even if you live 10 minutes from it. Prices are CRAZY HIGH, smallest HILL I have ever seen, lifts suck. If they had much lower prices then the good places then this review might be different This place needs to bank off being cheaper...but doesn't.

Cascade Mountain
, WI ~ 4.5/5 Stars, Vertical is about 450-500FT, 35 runs(However only about 20-25 are open at night time due to no lighting on certain trails) Lift tickets are on the normal side but rentals are bit high priced. Great runs for every type of skier/boarder, This place DOES have one high speed lift that goes to the top of the mountain & you can hit most if not all the trails from there. GREAT terrain park, many ramps/rails to hit!

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