Chestnut Mountain, in Galena, IL has slopes to suit all ages and skill levels. Their 19 runs on a 475-foot vertical drop offers both bunny hills and black diamonds. Seasoned and green skiers and boarders will find plenty to entertain and challenge them on the 3,500 feet of runs.
Getting up that 475 feet is even easier than getting down it with Chestnut Mountain’s chair lifts. They have two quad chairs, four triple chairs, two conveyor lifts and one surface lift to get you back up to the top. With that many options, waiting in line to get back to the top isn’t much of a factor!
Snowboarders will be excited to learn that Transworld has chosen Chestnut Mountain as their top-rated Midwest snowboard park for three years running! The Farside terrain park is the largest of its kind in the Midwest. It offers more than 25 rails and an array of features served by its own triple chair lift and surface lift. Wow!
If you’ve traveled to Galena without your gear – or maybe you just want to add to what you have – Chestnut Mountain can help there, too.
Their 20,000 square foot ski center, Mountainside Outfitters, offers all you may need. Brand name clothing, goggles, hats, and souvenirs to outfit even the pickiest skier or snowboarder. Prefer to rent rather than own? No problem! Mountainside Outfitters offers clothing rental, too.
Speaking of rentals, don’t forget gear! Equipment rental is a snap with Elan Discovery Ski Rental and Burton Learn to Ride snowboard rentals. Full-service ski and snowboard repair and tuning services are available, too.
New to skiing or boarding? No problem! There are more than 50 professional instructors on hand and ready to help you get the most out of your time on the slopes.
So what are you waiting for? Plan your winter Galena getaway, now!
8700 W. Chestnut Mountain Rd, Galena, IL 61036
For hours, rates, directions, and more, be sure to visit: www.chestnutmtn.com
Chestnut Mountain Lodging
Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast offers luxurious, European-style accommodations on manicured grounds just 20 minutes from Chestnut Mountain. Our Winter Warmer special nets your 2 days and nights in one of our double whirlpool/fireplace rooms with a 30% discount on your second day. Available January 2nd through March 15th, holidays and weekends excluded. Pamper yourself with a stay at Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast!