Snowbird Ski & Patio: About UsWelcome to Snowbird Ski and Patio

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  • Snowbird first opened in 1979 under the ownership of Ron Frake in the Plaza Del Prado mini-mall in Glenview, Illinois.
  • Ron's mission was to provide the best quality ski products in the area with excellent customer service.
  • In 1984, Leone Frake (Ron's sister-in-law) began working for Snowbird, and provided new vision to Snowbird's ski apparel department.
  • As Snowbird became a success, the company expanded in 1985, taking over the adjacent store.
  • In 1989, Snowbird opened an outlet store in Lake Geneva, tailoring to the summer tourism. The Lake Geneva store was open for 11 years.
  • In 1990, Snowbird expanded again, by moving the original store to the end of the Plaza del Prado mini-mall with 9500 sq. ft. of brand new space.
  • In 1995, Snowbird opened its location in Libertyville, Illinois.
  • Snowbird continues to strive for product excellence and quality customer satisfaction under the direction of Ron Frake, Leone Frake, and their employees.
  • LET IT SNOW!

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