Located in Galena, Illinois, Chestnut Mountain Resort has become well known for its 220 acres of great winter sports excitement encompassing 19 trails. Chestnut is proud to offer the Midwest's largest terrain park while offering a range of trails that suit both the beginners and experts among us, ranging from novice to black diamond. To get you to the top of its 3,500 feet of trails, Chestnut is home to two quad chairs, four triples and three surface lifts.

Chestnut Mountain Resort offers 19 trails with something for every level and interest. The terrain park includes a fantastic half-pipe, while those interested in cross-country have options, as well. In addition, ski schools are offered for the beginners and night skiing for those who wish to take to the slopes later.


Days and Hours of Operation

Sunday thru Thursday 9am to 9pm
Friday 9am to Midnight
Saturday 9am to 10pm


Other Attractions

Alpine Slide

Missisippi Cruises

Mini Golf and Bike Rentals

Chestnut Mountain Resort Snow Report

Chestnut Mountain Resort

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Full Report

Parks and Pipes

Terrain ParkNumber of ParksNumber of Features
Half PipieHalf Pipe CommentsLast Cut
N/A N/A N/As
Night SkiingTubingNight TubingTubing Lanes
No No No 0

Mountain Stats

Top ElevationVertical DropTotal TrailsSkiable Acres
Base ElevationLift CapacitySkiable MilesNight Skiing Trails
10000 0 19
GondolaSix PackQuads DetachableQuads Fixed
0 0 0 2
TriplesDoublesSurface LiftsOthers / Magic Carpet
4 0 2 1

% of Acres
% of Trails26

% of Acres
% of Trails47

% of Acres
% of Trails21

% of Acres
% of Trails6
Rental EquipmentAvailableFor ChildrenFor Adults
Alpine Yes No No
SnowBoard Yes No No
Telemark No No No
SnowSkates No No No

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About Us

The Midwest Ski Areas Association, Inc. (MSAA) is a non-profit trade association, which represents the interests of ski areas located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  The mission of the Midwest Ski Areas Association, Inc. is to represent the interests of the membership by providing resources that enhance the quality of service and product provided to the public, and to foster, stimulate and promote safety, education and growth in the industry.

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