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  • It's Fantastic Fridays At Chestnut Mountain

    Extended Friday hours offer a good deal for weekend visitors to Chestnut Mountain. Full Article

    22nd December 2008

  • Ski Snowstar Is Recovering From Summer Midwest Floods

    Ski Snowstar has been busy recovering from summer floods and improving its terrain park. Full Article

    18th November 2008

  • Chestnut Mountain Has A New Owner

    There's a new owner at one of the Heartland's oldest and largest ski resorts. Full Article

    21st October 2008

  • Heartland Doesn't Take A Backseat In Terrain Parks

    You don't need a big mountain for big air. Midwest terrain parks are some of the best in the nation. Full Article

    30th September 2008

  • Chestnut Mountain Teams With Burton

    It will be "easy riding" for beginners in Illinois. Full Article

    22nd August 2008

  • Chestnut Mtn., IL: Voted Most Family-Friendly

    Orinda, California: What's the most family-friendly Midwest ski resort according to visitors to OnTheSnow.com, the oldest and most-visited snow sports portal on the Internet? It's Chestnut Mountain in Galena, Ill. The Web site, which attracts an audited 1.2 million individuals monthly during the winter, gave its visitors the opportunity to write reviews of all North American resorts and rank them in five categories. Full Article

    22nd April 2008

  • Winter Carnival Coming To Chestnut

    Grab the cowboy hats and snowboards and head for Chestnut the last weekend of February. Full Article

    12th February 2008

  • Parrotheads Head For Chestnut

    Calling all parrotheads to Chestnut Mountain. Full Article

    23rd December 2007

  • Late Friday Nights At Chestnut Mountain

    Extend your weekend hours at Chestnut Mountain. Full Article

    17th December 2007

  • Ski Snowstar Makes Improvements

    Forty miles of bad road is a thing of the past at Ski Snowstar. Full Article

    20th October 2007

  • Cutting-Edge Terrain At Old Heartland Resort

    Just because a snowsports resort acquires a little age doesn't mean its terrain hasn't kept up with the times. Full Article

    15th October 2007

  • Chestnut Still Ripping in Illinois

    Spring may be upon us but they're still carving it up in Illinois. Chestnut Mountain reports they are fully open and preparing for the St. Patty's Day Weekend. Ski Snowstar has cashed in its chips and closed for the season. Full Article

    15th March 2007

  • Chestnut Mountain Spring Specials

    Chestnut Mountain, overlooking the mighty Mississippi River from a bluff above Galena, Illinois, is fully open and conditions are as good as they've been all winter as they head into spring. To celebrate they're offering some great March specials to wind down the winter season. Full Article

    5th March 2007

  • Antiques and Skiing In the Heartland

    Little Galena, Illinois, is arguably one of the prettiest 19th century towns in the Heartland. Wintertime, covered with a blanket of snow, it looks like a Currier and Ives print or one of those Christmas villages on your Grandmother's mantle. The town is a treasure trove of pre-Civil War buildings and a dozen or so Victorian mansions-turned B&Bs. Full Article

    26th February 2007

  • Illinois Plays on Valentines Snow

    Illinois ski areas are holding fast with solid base levels and favorable daytime temperatures after a Valentines Day snow bouquet that left them flush with new snow and a firm hand on the 2007 season. Now, they've got their eyes on a new storm expected to drop even more snow later this week. Full Article

    21st February 2007

  • Winter Carnival Time at Chestnut

    Chestnut Mountain celebrates its Winter Carnival the weekend of February 24-25, and it will be a wild time on the slopes with a wild west theme. Weekend activities include lots of games, fun on the slopes and plenty of barbecues to go around. Full Article

    13th February 2007

  • Illinois Says "Hey" To Winter

    Galena, Ill., got a little colder recently but no one seems to mind - at least as long as they can still get out to ski or board. Five inches fell on Chestnut Mountain overnight and more snow is expected. With a solid 48-72" base and snow falling, the area hasn't found the need to make more snow recently. Full Article

    7th February 2007

  • Illinois: Trails Less Traveled

    The Illinois areas are reaping some of the benefits of all that Lake Effect which has whipped through the Great Lakes last week. After some much-needed snowfall cold temperatures settled in, making it possible for abundant snowmaking. Full Article

    31st January 2007

  • Chestnut Mountain a Rider's Dream

    Chestnut is one of the top resorts in the Great Lakes region for snowboarders. The Far Side, with its own triple chair, is a seven-acre terrain park. They also have a wonderful rail garden built on top of the ski hill next to the lodge, and terrain features are placed on other slopes and trails to keep it interesting. Full Article

    23rd January 2007

  • Chestnut Is Fully Open

    It would be hard to keep track of with over 100 ski areas scattered across the Heartland, but Chestnut, located near historic Galena, Illinois, is one of the first resorts to get all of its terrain open for the season. Full Article

    16th January 2007

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