Plan Your Stay

Reserve online or call 1-800-397-1320 to speak with us directly. Must be 21 to make reservation.

6:51am6:55pm CDT
Feels like: 64°F
Wind: 3mph WNW
Humidity: 53%
Pressure: 29.95"Hg
UV index: 0

Chestnut is not taking any lesson reservations at this time.  we will start taking lesson reservations starting november 1st once we know more information on the covid-19 guidelines!


Powder Pups (Ages 4-12)

The sooner you can start them on the slopes the better! Our Powder Pups Program is for young skiers 4-6 years old and focuses on ski games and small group activities that will help your little skier learn basic moves like snowplow turns and stops. The instructors stress an atmosphere of encouragement and improvement – giving the young Powder Pups the skill, confidence and independence to tackle the slopes on their own. Rates do not include rental.

Sign Up for Powder Pups

General Details

You will be required to be on-premises when your children are participating in our programs. We encourage you to watch your child’s progress from a discreet distance, as to not distract them during their lessons. Instructors utilize a mountain paging system to notify you if any concerns arise during the lesson. You may also leave messages for your children or family members at the Children’s Center. Our programs fill up fast, so advanced reservation is suggested. Call 815-777-4650 or email to reserve your child’s spot. Registrations starts at 8:30 a.m. Please allow a half hour to register your child at the Children’s Center. Rates do not include rental, but rentals are available at registration.

Powder Program Lesson Times & Rates

Half-day lesson $65 Full day $115. Rates do not include rental. For more information, call 815-777-4650 or send an email to .

Half Day Lesson Times:

Monday – Thursday (9am to 12pm)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday & *Holidays (9am to 12pm & 1pm to 4pm)


Full Day Lesson Time:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday & *Holidays  (9am to 4pm)

*Holidays: 12/19/20 – 1/3/21, 1/18/21 & 2/15/21

Burton Learn To Ride (Ages 7 & Older)

The biggest name in snowboarding has teamed up with Chestnut Mountain to provide new riders with a solid foundation on which to build their skills. The Learn To Ride (LTR) Program has been developed by a team of knowledgeable professionals in the snowboarding industry to make learning snowboard easy, fun and exciting. It’s the perfect program for beginner boarders.

General Details

By joining forces with the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI), the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) and rental shops around the globe, Burton Snowboards has established a learning program that really works. They’ve developed boards, boots and bindings specifically designed for the beginner rider, and have tested these products with real people in real lessons to ensure their quality and performance. All elements of the Learn To Ride Center are designed by riders, for riders – from equipment setup to instruction and appropriate learning terrain. Because the ultimate goal of LTR is to eliminate the stressful pressures of learning a new sport – making it fun, easy and enjoyable for all the young boarders. It’s a program that gets results. Beginners will feel comfortable enough on a board to be linking turns on their very first day out.

Burton Learn To Ride Rates

Program Includes: Lift Ticket, Snowboard Rental, & 2-Hour Lesson
Cost: $100.00 (Saturday, Sunday & *Holidays )
Cost: $50 (Monday – Friday)
Lesson Times: 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

*Holidays: 12/19/20 – 1/3/21, 1/18/21 & 2/15/21

Reservations Required. Please call 815-777-4652 or email
Sign Up for Burton Learn to Ride

Powder Playcare

Hours: 9:30am to 8pm Saturdays & 12/26/19 – 1/4/20 and Sundays 9:30am to 4pm (Must Pre-register)

Powder Playcare is the perfect place for toddlers to play while the parents are out on the slopes – featuring a romper room, a central area for registration and play activities. Located in the Children’s Center, our staff creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere that’s playful, flexible and child oriented.

Toddlers should have outdoor gear and an extra set of clothing when arriving at Powder Playcare. All items must be labeled to ensure there are no mix-ups. Parents are asked to fill out a registration form and remain on premises when their children are in the program. All children must be potty trained. No diapers, please. $12 per child, per hour for Powder Playcare and $15 per child, per hour for Private Babysitter. Pre-registration Is Required. Please call 815-777-4650 for more information.