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Barberry Hills

Buffalo Park / Buffalo Mountain - See: Raging Buffalo

Fox Trails Sports Area

Gander Mountain

Hidden Valley (see Lost Valley)

  • Spring Grove IL - northeast Illinois
  • o: 1974, became Lost Valley in 1976

Holiday Park

James Park

Lincolnshire Resort (Marriott)

Lost Valley (originally named Hidden Valley)

Mt. Hoy (never became active)

Pere Marquette

Quincy Park

Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park (Buffalo Park, Buffalo Mountain)

Wagon Wheel Resort

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Chestnut Mountain Resort

Four Lakes

Plumtree (private)

Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park

Villa Olivia

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Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page - omissions noted