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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  • 5

    Best riding/skiing in Illinois

    by taraackermann - 6th January 2011

    Pros: variety of terrain, generally good conditions, great lodges and food

    Cons: rather crowded, a bit expensive, can get icy

    Chestnut is the by far the best place to go in Illinois! It has something for everyone and even has a great view of the Mississippi. The hill literally runs... Full review

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  • 5

    Chestnut Mountain Resort Review

    by anonymous_user - 30th April 2008

    Pros:

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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 a... Full review

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  • 5

    Simply Amazing

    by rmarquis - 13th February 2009

    Pros: Great runs, great people, great view

    Cons: None really other than it does get crowded

    This place is top of the line for Midwest skiing. Always groomed well, family friendly, great customer service. Their runs are great along with the terrain ... Full review

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  • 5

    Amazing Runs, Unbeleivable terrain park

    by ridethekink - 19th December 2010

    Pros: Farside Terrain Park, steep black diamond, winding runs, excellent grooming

    Cons: The backroads of farmcountry Illinois, slower lifts

    Wow. I had heard mixed reviews about Chestnut mountain because of this exact website. They had $15 dollar lift tickets up until yesterday so a bunch of th... 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

    Chestnut Mountain Resort Review

    by anonymous_user - 17th November 2007

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    If anyone comes here expecting to hit a jump and come crashing into 4 feet of pow on the landing you are greatly mistaken. So bear that in mind when you thi... Full review

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