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Reviews for Chestnut Mountain Resort

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by: josephr93 - 2nd January 2016

  • 5
  • 2Beginner
  • 5Intermediate
  • 4Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 4Aprés Ski
  • 5Terrain Park
  • 4Overall Value
no flat ski out at the bottom
frequent high wind

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I went to school in platteville and held a season pass here for two years logging at least 20 days both years. Chestnut is easily the best in the area. You have to get to granite peak in Wausau to find a better midwest experience. I always find it annoying when ski hills have runs that terminate with a long fairly flat ski out at the bottom that serves no purpose other than to squeeze of couple extra feet out for their mountain vertical statistics. Chestnut has no such excessive run out, if its marked blue on the map you will be skiing blue caliber slope all the way to the bottom. I enjoy watching this place put beginners who think they can ski a midwest black in their place because they are accustomed to pizza-ing the hill and controlling speed in the long runout at the bottom, attempt that here and you'll get a face full of chain link fence (still better than ending up on the railroad track on the other side). Before you go, check the wind forecast, If winds are forecasted greater than 15mph out of the west consider going elsewhere because the hill faces west with the wide open mississippi river at the bottom so their is no wind protection. Lift lines here are pretty much non-existent. they open the blackhawk triple only when slight lift lines occur on the quads. In those two years and 40+ visits, I can count on one hand the number of times they were forced to open that triple, the lines just don't happen.

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