Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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Elevation

  • 1040ft
    Summit
  • 475ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 565ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 4
  • 0
  • 4
  • 10
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    26%

  • Intermediate Runs

    58%

  • Advanced Runs

    16%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    19

  • Terrain Parks

    3

  • Night Skiing

    139 ac

  • Longest Run

    0.2 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    139 ac

  • Snow Making

    139 ac

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Overview

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.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/06/202003/24/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    87
  • Projected Days Open
    112
  • Years Open
    61
  • Average Snowfall
    50"

More Info

Airport shuttle, three restaurants, three bars, apparel shop, rentals, lessons with magic carpet to make going up the mountain easier for beginners, ski patrol, ATM, laundry service, and daycare. Just eight miles from Galena with its many shops, restaurants, and historic sites. Free Wireless.

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Chestnut Mountain Resort Reviews

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4th February 20175
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16th February 20165
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Contact Info

  • Chestnut Mountain Resort

    P.O. Box 6328

    61036 Galena

    Illinois

    United States


    Phone: (800) 397-1320

    info@chestnutmtn.com

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation