Pros: Small Ski Resort with new Quad Chairlift, good beginners areas for learning, close drive to Chicagoland area, good terrain park for practicing jumps.
Cons: Overpriced lift tickets, short runs, tow ropes in the beginners areas tend to get people knock down,
They just installed a quad chairlift last Nov 2011 and it is now operating. This quad chairlift have a cage steel bars that you can bring down while riding it to prevent you from falling off the chairlift. So, it has a safety cage. The resort is great enough for learning the snow sports...skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. If you don't want to drive for more than one hour from Chicago area to go to a decent ski resorts then this place is perfect. The lift tickets are a bit pricey though...the last time I been here Feb 2012..it was $39 per person for non-residence of Bartlett city....and its $34 for residence. Then this year 2014, the prices for lift tickets are $39 per person for all day and night ticket on the weekends and holidays. On the regular weekdays they only open and operate from 4pm to 10pm with lift tickets for $29 per person. The snow tubing tickets are around $20 per person. They should add magic carpets though for the beginners area slopes just like any other upper Mid-West ski resorts, so that you don't see too many beginners get knocked down by the tow ropes all the time. The snowboard/ski terrain park is good enough for practicing air jumps. Overall, it is still my preferred resort for just practicing my skiing and snowboarding abilities every Winter season, then I go to bigger resorts around upper Mid-West.