Chicago Ski Bus to Wilmot Mountain

Chicago, IL


Join us the perfect escape from the Windy City with the Chicago Ski Bus from Sourced Adventures.

Meet your bus at 8am to depart from downtown Chicago with express service to Vail Resorts‘ Wilmot Mountain. Wilmot, just a short drive from Chicago, boasts some of the best skiing and riding near Lake Michigan.

Once you arrive at the Mountain, the day is yours! We have a variety of packages to suit your skiing needs, whether that’s just a bus ticket, a bus + lift ticket or the whole package (bus + lift + rentals). If you’ve selected the rentals package, you don’t need to worry about anything before the day. You’ll be fitted with skis or a snowboard once you arrive at the mountain.

Whether you’re a seasoned skier and are returning to the snow or you’re a newbie, this trip is all skiing ability friendly! If you’re new to the sport or need a refresher, purchase a group lesson to find your feet.

After a morning on the snow, head in to the grill to refuel! It’s also a good idea to pack water and snacks for the bus ride.

Whether you’ll be strapping on ski boots or sliding on a snowboard, enjoy carving up the slopes!

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Available Packages:

- Bus Only
- Lift + Bus
- Lift + Rentals + Bus

*Click 'check availability' to see dates & pricing!

Trip Includes

Bus Only

  • Round-Trip Transportation from Chicago
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to facilitate the day

Lift Ticket + Bus

  • All-Area Lift Ticket at Wilmot
  • Round-Trip Transportation from Chicago
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to facilitate the day

Lift Ticket + Rentals + Bus

  • All-Area Lift Ticket at Wilmot
  • Round-Trip Transportation from Chicago
  • Ski or Snowboard Equipment Rental (helmet is extra)
  • Sourced Adventures Staff to facilitate the day

*Inclusions vary depending on package decision

*Looking for a gift? You can purchase gift cards here.

Pickup Locations

Chicago Pickup – 100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

 On the corner of N Clark and W Randolph (Near the PNC Bank)


How long is the trip?

The trip day in total is 9-10 hours long.

Is lunch included?

No, lunch is not included in your ticket. There are multiple food options at the mountain, which can be found at their the base lodge or summit lodge.

What should I bring?
  • Ski Clothes or warm layers. It’s important to bundle up for skiing, and to wear waterproof clothing. Ski pants and ski jackets are ideal. Need ski clothing? You can rent clothing in advance here.
  • Snacks for the road. It’s an early morning, so make sure you bring some breakfast with you for the bus ride up, and snacks for the ride home.
  • Nalgene or water bottle. Always important to stay hydrated throughout the day!
  • Phone charger. Your phone will drain a good amount of battery for the day, so make sure you have a charger in case of any emergencies.
  • Skies and Snowboard IF you have your own. We have plenty of room under the bus if you want to bring your own gear.
  • Spare Change. Skiing burns A LOT of calories, meaning you’ll be hungry at some point during the day. Bring some cash or credit along so you can refuel on food at the lodge or treat yourself to a beer.




When do we leave the mountain?

We leave Wilmot Mountain at 3:15pm.

Where can I leave my stuff?

You can leave your belongings on the bus as it will be locked all day. Alternatively, you can rent a  locker at the mountain.

Our Promise

We're committed to providing you with the best value and best customer service possible, this is the Sourced Adventures promise. We have a trained and capable Group Leader on every bus who not only ensures you get everything you came for, but that you have the best time possible. We go above and beyond and our staff does the same. If you have a bad experience, or if something prevents you from enjoying the activity the way it was supposed to be enjoyed pleased let us know and we'll do what we can to make it right. We want you to have an awesome time, period -- it's what we do.

Fine Print

Trip is nonrefundable. No full or partial refunds are given to customers who miss the event. In the event of a cancellation by the operator, your ticket will be fully refunded. Event subject to change/cancellation based on weather/river/snow level conditions. All trips run rain or shine; in the unlikely event of a cancellation you will be notified via email. For reschedules within 10 days of departure there is a $35 rescheduling fee per person. There are no reschedules or refunds for missing the bus or no-shows. Each ticket is good for one (1) person, unless specified otherwise. Trips involving alcohol are 21+ , valid ID required. All other trips are 18+. The deal is valid only for tickets on the date[s] of the event as listed and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates. Provided transportation by Sourced Adventures is required; you may not drive yourself.

In order to attend any Sourced Adventure whether your ticket is purchased directly through Sourced Adventures, Inc. or any of it's affiliates, distributors or partners you are required to sign and submit a copy of our release of liability waiver before departure. We will collect your waiver on-site and by attending you must agree to our release of liability terms outlines in our waiver. The waiver is available for view or print here:

If you have any additional questions, please reference our Policies and Fees page here: