The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can't quite make out what's being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature's phone with this Groupon.
$30 for $60 Worth of Outdoor Apparel, Equipment Rentals, and Tune-ups
Ski and snowboard tune-ups are $39, kids jackets start at $79, and adult jackets start at $149. You can also rent skis or a snowboard for a day ($29), a weekend ($49), or an entire week ($99).
Scandinavian Ski and Snowboard Shop
Since 1964, Scandinavian Ski and Snowboard Shop has been outfitting its Chicagoland clientele for wintertime adventures. In 2011, readers of the Daily Herald singled out the shop as being among the best in the area. Inside its warm, wood- and brick-walled space, customers can peruse boots, bindings, snowboards, and skis, as well as cold-weather attire from brands including Burton, Patagonia, Spyder, Arc’teryx, and more. Additional accessories such as goggles, gloves, stocking caps, and helmets keep outdoor explorers bundled up more securely than King Tut before lying down for a fateful afternoon nap.