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About Us

Boasting an impressive array of amenities, accommodations, comforts and activities, Chestnut Mountain is the choice Illinois travel destination. Conveniently located near historic Galena, nestled neatly amongst the hills overlooking the Mississippi, it’s the perfect place to escape the everyday. Chestnut’s over 220 rolling acres and 475-foot vertical drop are home to 19 ski trails and a 7-acre terrain park, The Farside, featuring over 25 rails and structures. With two quad lifts, four triple chair lifts, two conveyor lifts and one surface lift, you won’t be waiting in line to get back to the peak.

Chestnut Mountain is more than a place to ski. It’s a place to stay. With over 100 slopeside rooms with an indoor pool, sauna and jacuzzi right by, you’ll love the way you lodge at Chestnut Mountain. We’ve got incredible restaurants too. Appease your appetite at The Sunset Grille with some fine dining favorites and a breathtaking view from the outside dining deck. Relax and enjoy the contemporary cuisine and cocktails at The Summit. With 14 TVs and an extensive array of craft beer and wine, The Summit is the perfect place to catch a game and catch up with friends. Located just off the bunny slope, The Mountain Top Café is a quick and convenient stop for those on the go to get some quality cuisine before getting back to the excitement of the resort.

Make no mistake; Chestnut Mountain isn’t just a winter wonderland. It’s full of summertime excitement. There’s no shortage of awesome activities in the warmer months on the mountain. Take a thrill ride down the Alpine Slide, cruise the mighty Mississippi River, get your adrenaline going on the Soaring Eagle zip line or ride a Segway through the scenic Chestnut hills. Take a bike ride on the resort’s trails and see the area’s unique natural beauty up close. Put your putter to the test on our 18-hole mini golf course, or let the Frisbees fly on our 9-hole disc golf course. Whatever your interests and abilities, you’re going to find something you love at Chestnut this summer. There’s just so much to do and so much fun to be had!

Chestnut Mountain has all the amenities you’ve come to expect in a premier resort destination, and its Midwestern roots and small town charm makes folks feel welcome and keeps them coming back for more.

  • 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 has over 25 rails and features


For the perfect out-of-town trip, we welcome you to Chestnut Mountain Resort, the choice ski lodge near Chicago and Galena’s Premier Skiing & Snowboarding Resort. From its elegant view of the Mississippi River Valley to its range of amenities, facilities, and services, Chestnut offers a convenient haven year-round. You will enjoy all our scenic sights and exhilarating activities.


Plowing through Chestnut’s 19 ski slopes and snowboard trails, being one with the wind, has never been this fulfilling. Imagine carving through a blanket of white terrain with your friends or family, relishing the warmth of excitement under the crisp sun. Isn’t that a beautiful picture and a memory to cherish forever?

It is the reason winters at Chestnut are popular. From Thanksgiving through St. Patrick’s Day, guests can get their fill of the mountain’s 475-foot vertical drop and 3,500-ft slopes. Adults and teens can laze around without a worry in seven acres of Far Side Terrain Park, the largest of its kind in the Midwest.

Chestnut offers comfort and convenience with our complete line of ski and snowboard rentals, as well as different lifts, from triple chair to squad chair, conveyor, and surface lifts. Go back to the top with ease!

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