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Skiing – Family Opportunities
February 25 @ 8:00 am CST
An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until February 25, 2021
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 25, 2021
Skiing is such a fun sport that many of our athletes enjoy and this is a great time to learn! Expenses for lessons, equipment rental including a helmet, and a lift ticket for an athlete and their chaperone are all covered by the generosity of Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities. Athletes can initially sign up for one date, but after their first time, can sign up for additional dates! Skiing is offered on Thursdays (all levels), and Saturdays – 10:00 AM start (only for intermediate and advanced skiers). There is no lesson option on Saturdays and crowds are very heavy. The ski area is open until 9pm and you are welcome to ski as long as you would like. Four Lakes and their staff have been awesome to work with and accommodating our needs. Reservations must be made a week in advance.
Athletes must arrive with a chaperone and that chaperone will need to be on skis if the athlete will require assistant. Chaperones are not allowed in the ski area unless they have skis on. The program is being offered at Four Lakes Ski Area in Lisle. Families are responsible for getting athletes to the ski area and are required to stay on-site in the vicinity of the hill if not on skis.
All athletes must have a Chicago Park District Activenet account. Any additional skiers will not be covered by SOC/SCC but can be paid for on-site to join in the fun!
Ski Gloves are a must because it is all tow ropes at Four Lakes! Cotton gloves will not work. Waterproof outerwear is highly recommended!
If you sign up and you are no longer able to use your reservation, please let Chicago Park District know at least 24 hours in advance! Registrations are paid for prior to the day and are not refunded for those that do not show up. Do not sign up for any days until you are sure you can make the commitment!
If you have any questions, please reach out to CC Moy at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.768.0925.