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: 4.1

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.7
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 57
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.7
  • 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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  • 5

    Chestnut Mountain Resort Review

    by anonymous_user - 18th March 2008

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    I drive the groomer at Chestnut Mountain and I all I can say to all of you people who say that we do not grom is that you obviously have no idea what you ar... 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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  • 5

    Chestnut Mountain Resort Review

    by anonymous_user - 31st December 2006

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    I have been a rider at ChestnutMtn for 5 years. I think that the place is fantastic it has the biggest snowmakeing in the middwest so that helps a lot with ... 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

    Am I Really in ILLINOIS?

    by sbi90 - 4th March 2011

    Pros: short drive, beautiful view, steep

    Cons: no off-piste, the usual weather issues

    Disclaimer: I'm an advanced skier by western standards. I go to ski and don't give a flip about a "resort" experience. And I'm bored to death on groomed run... Full review

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  • 5

    Great place top in midwest

    by kevmanetti - 25th December 2008

    Pros: Great long runs. all levels are good here

    Cons: Any? Not really

    i just got back from this resort and i had so much fun. it is my 2nd time going there and it seems to get better every time. If your looking for a cool pla... Full review

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