Chestnut Mountain Resort - Downhill Skiing/Snowboard

Chestnut Mountain Resort is one of the Midwest’s top-rated ski/snowboard resorts overlooking the Mississippi River.

Only in the Midwest will you find such an unexpected diamond in the rough. High above the Mississippi, tucked nicely in the hills near historic Galena, Chestnut Mountain is a premier Illinois resort that offers nineteen trails & a 7 acre terrain park "The Farside" featuring over 25 rails & features. Chestnut spans over 220 rolling acres with a total vertical drop of 475 feet. Midwesterners love their elbow room and Chestnut Mountain is no exception. Thanks to two quads, four triple chair lifts, and three surface lifts, lines are virtually non-existent.

When darkness falls, great skiing and awesome views continue outside. But that's also just about the time things get exciting inside. Chestnut Mountain has 100 slopeside rooms in close proximity to an indoor pool, sauna and jacuzzi. The Sunset Grille restaurant serves up fine dining favorites and The Summit Food & Spirits offers the area's finest contemporary cuisine with a modern flair. The Summit serves an array of handcrafted beers & wines and is a great place to catch any game on one of it's 12 TVs. If you are just looking for a quick bite to eat. Stop by our Mountain Top Cafe, which is conveniently located just off the bunny slope.

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Latitude: 42.318909 Longitude: -90.3939 Elevation: 1015 ft
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Snow Sports Area By the Numbers

  • 19 trails
  • 475-foot vertical drop
  • half-mile runs
  • nine lifts
  • seven-acre terrain park

Trail System

Trails and terrain park are groomed daily.

19 marked downhill trails

Approximate Operating Season

Late November to early March, weather permitting

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