Chestnut Mountain Blogs

The History of Disc Golf -   You throw frisbees into what? A basket? Anyone who knows the sport knows you don’t sound like a basket case when you say it. Disc golf is a sport that doesn’t have a clear history, but it has been around since at least 1976 when the founding father “Steady” … Continued
Get to Galena – June Edition - Have you ever explored Galena? Whether it’s a family trip, a golf outing with your buddies, or a girlfriend getaway, this is a destination you don’t want to miss. Known for beautiful views, a rich history, small boutiques, and rolling vineyards, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Galena. … Continued
How to prepare for your first Segway trail ride - One of the coolest things you can do at Chestnut Mountain Resort during your summer visit is take part in a Segway Ride! This two-wheel machine will take you and your group on an excursion through the beautiful trails throughout Chestnut, giving you a dose of the outdoors without the … Continued
Get to Galena – May Edition -     Have you ever explored Galena? Whether it’s a family trip, a golf outing with your buddies, or a girlfriend getaway, this is a destination you don’t want to miss. Known for beautiful views, a rich history, small boutiques, and rolling vineyards, there is something for everyone to enjoy … Continued
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