There's a lot of reasons Chicago is a great place to live, but as West Coast transplants can attest, the flat landscape doesn't make for great skiing or snowboarding conditions.
But while experienced skiers may look down on the local conditions, those at the beginner and intermediate-level can find more than enough to challenge them at resorts like Lake Geneva. And now's a great opportunity to check it out -- if you can round up a minimum of 11 friends to go with you.
According to Thrillist.com, Lake Geneva is running a special Play and Stay Winter Ski Weekend Package. The three-day, two night all-inclusive package costs $299, and includes some meals and several hours of an open bar. After all, isn't that what a weekend of hitting the slopes is all about?
Lake Geneva is less than two hours away from Chicago, which means you won't even have to take time off work to enjoy it.