Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Chestnut Mountain Resort

Planning a ski trip to Chestnut Mountain Resort? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Chestnut Mountain Resort stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Chestnut Mountain Resort review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

Overall Rating: 4.0

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.7
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 57
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.6
  • Nightlife
  • 2.5

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 38%
  • Beginner
  • 42%
  • Families
  • 62%
  • Intermediate
  • 58%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 35%
  • Advanced
  • 27%

Helpful Highlights:

Chestnut Mountain is a spectacular resort for all levels of skiing. While the runs are short, there are seldom lines at the lifts and in an afternoon one c...

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  • 4

    girls weekend

    by justforfun - 3rd May 2010

    Pros: Large group

    Cons: slow service

    I went with a large group of girls for a weekend getaway. We rented two large rooms. Each room held 14 to 16 people. They are very nice rooms. There was... Full review

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  • 4

    Family Place

    by CJHoyt - 2nd March 2010

    Pros: Grooming, runs

    Cons: Not much real snow, slow lifts

    Chestnut is a very good sloop for it's area, better than most in IL, IA and WI. Great place to take tha family. Could be better if there was more real ... Full review

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  • 4

    nice resort

    by amr9600 - 16th February 2010

    Pros: pretty views, good conditions

    Cons: the layout of the runs, slow lifts

    My first time at Chestnut Mountain was last weekend, had a great time. The conditions were great, and the runs were well-maintained. But the lifts were su... Full review

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  • 4

    nice scenery

    by wolfman - 17th December 2009

    Pros: long runs for mid-west

    Cons: crowded

    Chestnut Mtn is a good place to take the faimly for the weekend, you can stay there or rent a house off of Blackjack Rd. I haven't been there in a few years... Full review

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  • 5

    Best in the Midwest

    by elenore2 - 17th December 2009

    Pros: Terrain, Surrounding Area(Galena), Lodging

    Cons: Blackjack Road

    Chestnut Mountain is the best ski resort I've come across in the Midwest, coming from Chicago. There are activities for all members of the family - skiing/... Full review

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  • 5

    The Best In Illinois

    by snowguy7 - 15th February 2009

    Pros: Long Runs for Illinois, Friendly Staff

    Cons: Icy, and crowded

    Great scenery with this trip. It is unlike Wisc. mountains, and I am definitely impressed as it is still in Illinois. There are a lot more runs that I e... Full review

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