Chestnut Mountain Resort Ski Resort

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# 4Small Ski Area in North America
# 4Small Ski Area in United States
# 1Overall in Illinois
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Chestnut Mountain perches high on a ridge overlooking the Mississippi River near the historic riverport of Galena. Nineteen ski and snowboard trails cut through solid rock bluffs range up to 3,500 feet in length and are geared to all levels. The seven-acre Far Side Terrain Park, complete with its own triple, features a quarter-pipe, two halfpipes, and lots of rails, kickers and jumps. Chestnut, with the hotel and Village Ski Center located on top of the ski hill, features a 475-foot vertical drop, which is big in this part of the Midwest.

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Chestnut Mountain Resort Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

24"
15"
10"
5"
0"
13"
Dec
20"
Jan
17"
Feb
0"
Mar

Terrain Overview

26%
Beginners Runs
58%
Intermediate Runs
16%
Advanced Runs
19
Runs in Total
0.2 mi
Longest Run
139 ac
Skiable Terrain
139 ac
Night Skiing
139 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 10

0
Gondolas & Trams
0
Eight Person Lifts
0
High Speed Sixes
0
High Speed Quads
2
Quad Chairs
4
Triple Chairs
0
Double Chairs
4
Surface Lifts

Elevation

1040'
Summit
475'
Vertical Drop
565'
Base

Important Dates

December 18, 20202020/12/18

Projected Opening

April 01, 20212021/04/01

Projected Closing

112

Projected Days Open

87

Days Open Last Year

1959

Years Open

50"

Average Snowfall
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