Chestnut Mountain Blogs

6 Reasons Why you should Bike Galena -   With gorgeous views, winding trails, and a quaint downtown area, Galena, IL is the perfect place to road trip (literally). Whether you bring your own bike or rent one from us, we ensure you won’t be disappointed! We’re so sure, we even came up with a few reasons why … Continued
What does the Ski Patrol do? - Ever wondered what those people in the red coats do on the mountain? We sat down with Chestnut Mountain’s very own Patrol Director, Donald Steen, to learn about a day in the life of the Chestnut Mountain ski patrol team. What does an average day as a ski patrol employee … Continued
The Ultimate Bucket List of things to do at Chestnut Mountain - No matter what season it is we always have a variety of different activities and amenities here at Chestnut Mountain Resort. Whether you want to take a walk on your wild side or sit-back and unwind, we’ve got something for you. Don’t believe me? Check out these 25 things you … Continued
10 Things to do at a weekend getaway in Galena - Valentine’s day is right around the corner, are you still looking for something to do? Don’t worry. Galena, IL, is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, even if it’s just for a night or two. Between the slopes and the historic town, here’s a … Continued
Beginners Luck? Here’s What to Expect on the Slopes as a First-Time Skier - Before we get you out on the hill, let’s get you all geared up and ready to go. Check out these tips on how to prepare for a day on the slopes and what to expect when you hit the powder. What should I wear? When it comes to winter … Continued
Skiing vs. Snowboarding: You don’t have to choose just one - When it comes to visiting the snow-covered slopes for a vacation, it’s important to take advantage of all the fun and thrilling recreational opportunities. While both skiing and snowboarding sound equally tempting, it’s important to remember that they aren’t the same because of a few crucial differences. Skiing Learning to … Continued
Spend your Holidays in Galena with Chestnut Mountain Resort - The holidays are approaching and what better place to spend time with friends and family than up on the slopes and out on the town? Galena, Illinois, transforms into a winter wonderland this time of year, and the holiday spirit is sure to provide your family with yuletide cheer all … Continued
20 Years of Farside -   This winter season marks Farside’s 20th season in operation. Farside is Chestnut Mountain Resort’s own terrain park, and it’s made quite a name for itself over the years. As the largest terrain park of its kind in the Midwest, Farside covers seven acres of land and has a unique … Continued
Man Snowboarding Chestnut Mountain Resort Open House & Ski/Snowboard Swap Event - Are the mountains your home? Do you prefer winter over summer? Is a snow powdered day your favorite day of the year? Do you consider yourself a ski and/or snowboard fanatic? Well then, we have news for you. Winter is coming! In order to be fully prepared for the upcoming … Continued
A Day in the Life at Chestnut Mountain Resort: Employee Anna Burroughs - Chestnut Mountain Resort isn't just a resort. To people, it means more. It means history. It means a story. It means family. Ever since she can remember, Anna Burroughs and her family have been coming to Chestnut Mountain Resort. In fact, her father has been on ski patrol here for … Continued