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News from Illinois

Check out all the latest happenings at Illinois ski resorts, from new lifts to terrain expansions, in addition to Illinois weather forecasts, photo galleries, infographics and current events skiers and mountain travelers should know about. Stay up-to-date on Illinois ski resort news and events by clicking on articles from the list below or page through to see Illinois coverage from the entire ski season.

Snowiest Resort of the Week: 3.17-3.23 ©Jackson Hole

Snowiest Resort of the Week: 3.17-3.23

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Snowiest Resort of the Week: 1.13-1.19 ©Coast Mountain Photography

Snowiest Resort of the Week: 1.13-1.19

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Snowiest Resort of the Week: 2.4-2.10 ©Mt. Rose

Snowiest Resort of the Week: 2.4-2.10

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  • Ski Snowstar Makes Improvements

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    23rd January 2007

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