have you tried swallow (or shallow) hill? Im not sure where it is in illinois (about a half hour or 45 minutes from shaumburg) and it is a tobboggan run, with a 60-90 ft. drop, and pretty steep. I used to go when I was a kid, yet living in fla now gives me few opportunities to go tobogganing.
it's hard for me to choose my favorite...but the ultimate was this winter: a 4 day ski trip to colorado...on the way back to DIA we passed the lakeside cyclone...if only the park would have been open. skiing and coasters all in one day.
have you tried swallow (or shallow) hill? Im not sure where it is in illinois (about a half hour or 45 minutes from shaumburg) and it is a tobboggan run, with a 60-90 ft. drop, and pretty steep.
No, I have never been there. The trouble with tobboggan runs is that if you don't have at least a 4 inch base of snow, they won't open.
In fact, there was an article a couple of weeks about these runs not opening at all for the last couple of years. The winters in Chicago have been to mild to open them. Of course, right now we have plenty of snow on the ground but the temperatures are just to dang cold to even try it.
The good thing about the snow tubing at Villa Olivia is that they make their own snow so it could be 40 degrees out and the hills will be open.
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2. If you're big into water parks, you really can combine both your loves. Snowshoe (W.Va.) is building an outdoor winter water park, with heated water on all rides. So you can come screaming down the chute and splash into a steaming cloud and hot tub. Bizarre.
3. The cheapest and best recreation is still buying your own six foot Flexible Flyer and finding a mile long hill within several miles of your home. We keep trying to sneak our Flexible Flyers onto ski slopes, but for some reason the ski patrol people get all excited and come after us on their snowmobiles from all directions. So we usually only get a few runs in. We usually ski all day and when we're about ready to leave anyway, we wind up the day with our sleds. Sort of a Grand Finale. Of course, there are a few places we're not allowed back to, but hey, there are plenty of ski slopes out there. *** Edited 1/31/2004 3:19:57 PM UTC by Trekker Park***
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