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Wilmot Mountain Reviews


Decent variety of terrain


Pros: Close to Chicago, variety of terrain, snowmaking

Cons: Not much vertical

Wilmot is not huge by any standard, but there are enough lifts and runs to keep most people occupied happily. With several terrain parks and slopes from the bunny to "expert," this works especially well for family skiing. Spacious lodge with inexpensive food (or bring food from home) looks over much of the mountain. With snowmaking, Wilmot can be open even when nature doesn't provide.

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Pros: It's close.

Cons: It's Wilmot.

It's small, overrun by children and a little beat-up. However, it's only 1.5 hours from Chicago and military lift tickets are under $30. If you're as new to the sport as I am (I've skied here twice and once at Cascade Mountain), you're fine. Learn and enjoy, and don't think too much into it.