Chestnut Mountain Resort

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Chestnut Mountain Resort
United States
Phone: 815 777-1320

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About the Ski Resort

Chestnut Mountain Resort is a full service skiing and lodging facility located atop a wooded bluff overlooking the Mississippi River.

Chestnut offers 17 ski trails from beginner to expert. The longest of which is 3,500 feet in length and enjoys a 475 foot vertical descent. And the snowmaking and grooming systems are updated and perfected constantly to supply the best possible ski and snowboard surface.

In addition Chestnut offers a seven-acre terrain park named "The Far Side" and a half-pipe called "Pipe Dreams." The Far Side comes complete with quarter-pipes, rails and fun boxes, and a triple chair lift.

The area is serviced by two quad chairs, three triple chairs and three surface lifts.

Chestnut also has built a new 20,000 square foot Village Ski Center. The state of the art building houses a multitude of services, which includes ticketing, equipment rental, Peak Provisions (apparel, ski & snowboard shop) ski and snowboard school, ski patrol and guest services.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  30 %

 More Difficult:  40 %

 Most Difficult:  30 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  565 ft
Summit elevation:  1,040 ft
Vertical drop:  475 ft
Skiable area:  146 acres
Annual snowfall:  48 in
Snowmaking:  100 %
Number of trails:  17
Number of lifts:  8
Types of lifts:  3 Surface Lifts,
 3 Triple Chairs,
 2 Quad Chair

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Ski Resort directions

From Chicago on I-90:
Take the Galena exit at Rockford onto Highway 20 west. Follow 20 west to Elizabeth, IL. Three miles west of Elizabeth is the junction of 20 and 84. Take 84 south for approximately 5 miles to the city limits of Hanover, IL. Turn right at the ski area sign onto Blackjack Road. Follow Balckjack Road 8 miles to our entrance.

From St. Louis:
Take Highway 55 north to Lincoln, then take Highway I-155 north to the junction of 74 west through Peoria to I-80 west. At 1 mile marker exit on 84 north through Savanna and Hanover. Outside of the Hanover city limits, you will see a Chestnut Mountain billboard. Turn left onto Blackjack Road and follow for 8 miles to our entrance.