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Snow Report
Wednesday 11/25/2015
Snow (24 Hours): 8" -10"
Base Depth:
0 Trails Open


The Midwest's Premier Ski Resort

About Us

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 span 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.

During summertime there is no shortage of activities for the young or young at heart. Ride the Alpine Slide or cruise the river on a Galena Mississippi Explorer. Bike or hike trails showcasing our area's unique geologic beauty. Or test your short game on our 18-hole mini golf course. Whatever it is you want to do on a mountain, chances are you can do it here.

Chestnut Mountain has all the amenities you've come to expect in a resort destination, yet it's midwestern roots and small town charm always keeps folks coming back for more.

Snow Update From the Mountain

So far, we've received 10 inches of snow & have been making snow when weather has permitted.  However, with the upcoming forecast of rain & warm temps Chestnut will not be open this weekend.  We will continue to make snow whenever possible, as the weather permits. Keep checking for the latest news on when our opening day will be! Mountainside Outfitters and the Repair Shop will be open this Friday & Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm.  Passes can also be picked-up at this time.  Thank you for your patience & Think Snow!





Just the Facts

  • Consistently rated as one of the top ten ski resorts in
    the Midwest by Ski Magazine
  • Beginner: 26%, Intermediate: 47%, Advanced: 21%, Freestyle: 6%
  • Lift Capacity: over 10,000 skiers per hour
  • Average Base Depth: 25-62 inches
  • Longest Descent: 3,500 feet
  • The 7-acre Farside Terrain Park features half-pipes, quarter pipes, table tops and over 25 rails.

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Galena Illinois Resort

8700 West Chestnut Road
P.O. Box 6328
Galena, Illinois 61036

Resort Information: (800) 798-0098
Reservations: (800) 397-1320
Ski Conditions: (800) 798-0098
Business: (815) 777-1320

Today's hours: Not Yet Open

Standard Hours
9 a.m.-9 p.m. – Sunday-Thursday
9 a.m.-10 p.m. – Friday & Saturday
9 a.m.-Midnight – Every Friday



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Chestnut Mountain Resort - 8700 West Chestnut Road - P.O. Box 6328 - Galena, Illinois 61036
Resort Information/Ski Conditions: (800) 798-0098, Reservations/Business: (800) 397-1320 -