Chestnut Mountain Resort, Galena

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#1 of 6 in Winter Sports in Illinois
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  • Love visiting Chestnut Mountain throughout the year for their great views, great food, great staff, original art in the lobby, and outdoor activities. Perfect location for photography of the Mississip...  more »
  • I’m comparing this place to other similar places such as Wilmot and Alpine Valley both in Wisconsin. I would say easily this place is nicer and has better skiing and snowboarding. Great view overlooki...  more »
  • We were surprised at how clean and well kept everything was. It did not feel like we were skiing in the midwest - more like Utah. Snow was great.  more »
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  • Very friendly employees, excellent ski rental, upstairs bar is fairly cozy and service was decent. Free coffee in one of the lobbies! This is a great place for a first timer. Totally coming back. According to my fellow snow bunnies, the lifts are "slow" but who cares? The views are spectacular! Wonderful time.
  • We only came to ski for a few hours, but the facility is great. Staff was very helpful getting us our rental equipment. The equipment was in great condition and fit comfortably. The skiing was about as good as you could hope for in the Midwest, beautiful view of the Mississippi river and sunset. The slopes are also very well lit, skiing at night was wonderful. No complaints. Would go again!
  • First time going skiing and honestly an excellent experience! Getting rental skis and boots was easy. They have a few great hills for never skiing before, but also some more advanced ones, two black diamonds; something for everyone! We didn't stay overnight but did eat at The Summit restaurant. Prices were to be expected, a little high but anymore it's standard to pay 7 dollars for a beer. Cannot wait to go again!
  • Awesome resort. Quiet, peaceful, beautiful. Very friendly staff, low prices and and functioning amenities. I didn't stay at the hotel but ate at the restaurant and rented ski+lift for the day. Food was delicious and my equipment was adjusted properly by the staff and never had any issues with it. Lift staff was always friendly and helpful. All the tracks were open and clean. Definitely will refer that place!
  • For the Midwest. This is one of the best resorts around. The snow was great. You will have a nice view of the river while skiing and you'll never wait more than a few minutes to get on the lift. The restaurant had a large selection of food and it was actually pretty good for the price. Plenty of seating inside with views of the slopes. If you're looking for a quality weekend ski trip, this would be the place to go.
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