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Season Pass Holder Benefits

As a Chester Bowl Season Pass Holder, you can receive great benefits as many of our partner ski areas!  We truly appreciate the generosity of ALL of these recreation areas, and we hope that you can take advantage of these deals!  Each of these applies to each person in a family with a season pass.

 

MOUNT ASHWABAY

Bring your Chester Bowl season pass to their ticket window, to get a free lift ticket for the day.  No restrictions or black out dates.  Can be used once per season.

 

GIANT’S RIDGE

Bring your Chester Bowl season pass to their ticket window, to get a free lift ticket for the day. Available Sundays through Fridays.  Restrictions:  No Saturdays, Feb 8 or President’s Day Weekend.  Can be used once per season.

 

LUTSEN

To redeem, you must come to Chester Bowl in person & talk to Thom, Dave or Sam and get a code.  No phone or email codes.  Restrictions: No Saturdays or President’s Day Weekend.  Can be used once per season.

 

MOUNT DU LAC

Bring your Chester Bowl season pass to their ticket window, to get a free lift ticket for the day.  No black out dates.

NEW BENEFIT! Chester Bowl Season Pass holders now can get a free lift ticket to MDL once each month for the months of January, February & March.  Not available for taking part in ski races.

 

SPIRIT MOUNTAIN

Bring your Chester Bowl season pass to their ticket window, to get a free lift ticket for the day.  No restrictions or black out dates.  Can be used once per season.  Chester Bowl season tickets holders can also buy a Spirit Mountain season pass for $99 until Feb. 1st.

 

When you redeem your free tickets from our sponsors, please thank the staff and management for their support of  Chester Bowl.

 

Happy Skiing & Boarding!

Freestyle Fridays 2015

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Freestyle Fridays kicks of Friday January 2nd at 1 pm!

For the first event, January 2nd, it is at 1pm because we are open for day hours as the kids are out of school. Each of the other weeks it starts at 6pm.

We’ll see  you there!

Ski Camp 2014!

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No Registration Necessary, feel free to attend any or all of the 5 days of ski camp Dec 26 – Dec 30.

11:30 to 12:30 – Non Skier Lessons
Can’t ride lift,
Need parents to help walk them up the bottom of the hill
No ski poles
IF YOUR KIDS DO NOT GIVE UP, WE CAN TEACH THEM HOW TO SKI!
ENCOURAGE THEM BEFORE THEY COME TO LESSONS.

1:30 to 2:30- Non Skier Lessons
same as above

3:00 to 4:00 Beginner & Intermediate Lessons
Can ride lift and want to improve turns

Night Skiing!

Night Skiing is a BLAST at Chester Bowl!

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Opening Day December 6th!

Opening Day is this Saturday, December 6th!  Because of fantastic early season snowmaking conditions, the slopes at Chester Bowl are in great shape and we will be opening a week early!  We hope to see you December 6th (we open at 11 am) with your skis or snowboards in hand.

Winter Ski and Snowboard Program

Click here to download a PDF with all information and forms needed to sign up for the season. Including Rates, Rental Agreement, Peace in the Park Agreement, Scholarship information and our Informational Flyer.

Chester Bowl provides a family friendly, positive environment with affordable prices, and is a hill right in town that has surprising variations and challenges.We are projected to open the Chester Bowl Alpine Ski and Snowboard program on December 13th, 2014, snow conditions permitting.

We offer season passes, season ski rentals, and day passes at Chester Bowl.
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2014 Pizza, Wine and Beer Tasting and Silent Auction-Nov 15

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Join us for the social event of the year, the 7th Annual Pizza Beer and Wine Tasting and Silent Auction. Click here for a partial list of auction items and food vendors. This is always a fun event for Chester Bowl parents.

This year, you can buy tickets in advance right here.


Silent Auction Tickets


Chester Bowl Mini-Master Plan Meeting 9/30

Chester Park has been going through a Mini-Master Planning process. This plan outlines the types of changes that could be made in the park without going through the full future public approval process.  The final meeting is Tuesday, 9/30, at 6pm at Myers-Wilkins Elementary School (1027 N 8th Ave E).  You can come in person or make comments online.  Please participate in this process so that your voice is heard!  Full details on the plan and the process are at http://www.duluthmn.gov/parks/.
A letter from Parks and Recreation Manager Kathleen Bergen is below:
September 22, 2014

Dear Neighbor of Chester Park,

You are invited to attend a public meeting to review and comment on the final draft of the Mini-Master Plan for Chester Park before it goes to the Parks Commission and City Council.  The proposed Plan, developed by SAS + Associates in coordination with City staff, the Chester Bowl Improvement Club, stakeholder group representatives, and the public, will be presented during the meeting, followed by a question and answer session.

This meeting will be on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Myers- Wilkins Elementary School Media Center. The address is 1027 N 8th Ave E, Duluth, MN 55805.

In addition to sending this letter to Chester Park neighbors, we are issuing our standard press release to invite the general public to attend. We want to hear your comments and feedback. The draft Plan is available for review at the Parks and Recreation website: http://www.duluthmn.gov/parks/

If you are unable to attend the public meeting or would prefer to send written comments, the comment form on our website will be available through Friday, October 3, 2014.

Other Important Dates: After revising the draft Plan based on comments shared online and at the final public meeting on September 30, our goal is to present the Chester Park Mini-Master Plan to the Parks Commission on Wednesday, October 8 at 5 pm at the Central Hillside Center (12 E 4th St). If the Plan is approved at that meeting, the final step will be to present the Plan to the City Council on October 13.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Kathleen Bergen

Manager, Parks and Recreation

218-730-4309

Thank you Northland Foundation!

We would like to share a huge, heartfelt “Thank You” to the Northland Foundation.  They awarded the Chester Bowl Improvement Club a $20,000 grant for support during our leadership transition as Thom Storm prepares for his April retirement and Dave Schaeffer and Sam Luoma learn their new roles.  Thank you Northland Foundation!

Welcome to Sam Luoma!

The Chester Bowl Improvement Club (CBIC) announced Wednesday that Sam Luoma will become the new Program-Operations Manager.

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Sam will be working alongside current Executive Director, Thom Storm and in-coming Executive Director, David Schaeffer. Thom will be retiring on April 30, 2015, after more than 40 years of service. Sam and Dave were hired prior to Thom’s retirement to allow ample time for the transition in leadership for CBIC. Through an extensive succession planning process, CBIC identified the need for a new leadership structure that includes a part-time Executive Director focused on sustaining the financial health of the organization and strategic planning; and a full-time Program-Operations Manager responsible for management, planning and operational oversight for CBIC programming and park operations. While Chester Bowl is a City of Duluth park, all of the programs at the park are operated by and primarily funded through the non-profit, volunteer-run Chester Bowl Improvement Club. That includes the winter downhill skiing program that serves more than 1,000 youth and adult skiers and snowboarders; the summer youth program that serves 60 children per day; planning and coordinating the Chester Bowl Fall Festival; and other activities at Duluth’s most popular park. Additionally, CBIC provides staff and volunteers to assist the City of Duluth with the Tuesday night summer concert series.

Sam has been involved in programming at Chester Bowl for almost a decade, including serving as a Program Assistant between 2010 and 2014. His various roles have included starting the “Freestyle Fridays” and Snowboard Cadet programs, leading and coordinating snowboard lessons, and serving as a counselor for CBIC’s summer Chester Bowl Adventure Camp. Sam has also been a member of the CBIC Board of Directors. Sam received his BA in Health Sciences from the College of St. Scholastica. Most recently Sam was employed as a Counselor and Supervisor for Northwood Children’s Services. He is a neighbor of the park and an avid snowboarder.

“I am delighted to have Sam join us as the new Chester Bowl Program Manager,” said Thom Storm. “Sam has a deep love of children and community. He has been part of the Chester Bowl family for nearly 10 years, and brings a wealth of experience & knowledge to the position.”

Support Programs at Chester Bowl

CBIC is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations are fully tax-deductible.

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Hours & Events

Friday, Jan. 30
4:30-8:30 Lift Open
5:30 Bulldog Pizza in the concession stand (note new time)
6-8 Freestyle Fridays in the Terrain Park Beatles Night!

Saturday, Jan. 31
11-4:30 Lift Open

11:30-12:30 ADULT SKI LESSONS

12:30 - 1:30 SNOWBOARD LESSONS

1:30-2:30 NON-SKIER LESSONS Can not go up the lift yet on their own

3-4 BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE LESSONS Can ride the lift & are improving turns

2:30-4:30 EARLY RACE REGISTRATION for the Lion's Club Race.
One time race fee good for all 4 remaining races $15.00/person or $25/family
Age groups:
5 & under girls & boys
6 & 7 girls & boys
8 & 9 girls & boys
10 & 11 girls & boys
12 & 13 girls & boys
14, 15 & 16 girls & boys
Snowboard girls & boys

Sunday, Feb. 1
Lift Open 11-4:30
11-12:30 Race Registration
NO LATE REGISTRATIONS
1:15 Race Starts

GENERAL SCHEDULE (Holidays and school breaks will vary)

Sundays, 11:00 AM-4:30 PM

Mondays, 4:30 PM-8:30 PM

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, CLOSED

Thursdays, 4:30 PM-8:30 PM

Fridays, 4:30 PM-8:30 PM
Freestyle Fridays most Fridays at 6:00 PM

Saturdays, 11:00 AM- 4:30 PM
11:30 Adult ski lessons (all ability levels)
12:30 Snowboard lessons
1:30 Non-skier lessons (can not go up lift on own)
3:00 Beginner and Intermediate lessons (can ride on lift and improving skills)

Contact

Chester Bowl Improvement Club
1801 East Skyline
Duluth, MN 55812
phone: (218) 724-9832


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Inclusiveness Policy

Chester Bowl Improvement Club (CBIC) is deeply committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful environment in the park and in our programs. CBIC is committed to preventing bullying and harassment in our community and expect all program participants to sign our Peace in the Parks pledge. For both employment and access to programs and activities, the CBIC will not engage in discrimination against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation including gender identity.