Chicago Ski Guide: Where To Hit The Slopes Near The Windy City (PHOTOS)

02/11/2012 01:53 pm ET

Glad as we all may be that this Chicago winter has been less than snowpocalyptic, winter sports fans can still indulge in some powdery recreation with a quick trip outside the city. In less than a day's drive--in many cases, only a few hours--Chicagoans can spend a weekend at a wide array of ski slopes, resorts and really big hills (hey, it's still the Midwest).

We rounded up some of the top nearby skiing and snowboarding destinations, along with a couple of tips to help optimize your stay. Just make it back to the office on Monday.

Did we miss your favorite spot? Tell us about it in the comments.


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