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Chestnut Mountain Resort

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8700 W Chestnut Mountain Rd
Galena, IL 61036
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(800) 397-1320
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This mountain is great for beginers and intermediates. (I wouldn't know how to rate the advanced slopes beacuase I didn't try them!) The slopes have a nice variety of paths and ...

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Great for beginner-intermediate 1/14/2009

This mountain is great for beginers and intermediates. (I wouldn't know how to rate the advanced slopes beacuase I didn't try them!) The slopes have a nice variety of paths and difficutlies which are easy to navigate to and from. The snow on this particular day was nice which always helps. There were no long lines for lifts which are in pretty good shape. I have my own equipment, but I noticed that they upgraded their rental equipment this year and got the strap in bindings for their snowboards insteady of the snap in kind which can be very difficult to get on. The only thing that could have been better was the food, but then again, I have never gotten good food at a ski lodge! Cons: Website says $40 but I actually paid $45 for my lift ticket Saturday January 10,2009 more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    The old river port town of Galena is known for its wealth of historic inns and shops, but skiing? Surprise. With its riverside setting, in some ways Chestnut resembles a miniature version of Quebec's Mont Ste-Anne ski area, where the St. Lawrence Seaway flows languidly below the resort.

    The Slopes
    This upside-down resort (the lodge is at the summit) offers one of the best teaching areas in the Midwest--at the top of the mountain--with its own runs and lift. For the more advanced set, two runs stand out: Eagle, which holds its own against any mogul run in the Great Lakes region, and Apache, with outstanding views of the river valley below. Most of the remaining runs are open cruisers that cascade down the bluff in long, lazy turns.

    Vital Stats
    Vertical drop: 475 feet
    Lifts: 5
    Beginner terrain: 30 percent
    Intermediate terrain: 55 percent
    Advanced terrain: 15 percent
    Snowboarding: Full facilities

  • 9/25/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun-Thu 9am-9pm Fri-Sat and holidays 9am-10pm In January: Fri 9am-12am
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Visa, Master Card, Diner's Club

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