We are proud to announce the lineup of our 2017 Chester Creek Concert Series! This summer will be one to remember, and we hope you join us on Tuesdays for these FREE family friendly concerts. Everything you need to know is on the poster below! The series is presented in partnership with Duluth Parks and Kat Country 98.9.
As of the end of the day Sunday, March 19th, 2017, Chester Bowl’s Ski and Snowboard program is closed for the year. We hope to have you with us to celebrate a successful winter at our End of Season Potluck and Awards Ceremony at 5:45 pm, Sunday, March 26th, at the Vineyard Church, 1533 Arrowhead Road.
Gear rented from Chester Bowl must be returned on April 11, 12, or 13 between 5:30 and 8:30 pm.
Registration for Summer Adventure Program 2017 has opened. Applications received by 3/10/17 were processed in our lottery. The camp is now mostly full, with the exception of a very few specific days. For complete information, click here. To inquire about open days, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE ARE OPEN FOR THE SEASON!
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Our winter ski and snowboard information is updated for 2016. Click here for all the details, including the paperwork packet you will need to fill out for ski fittings or to get your season pass. They can be printed and filled out in advance, or we will have paperwork copies during the fitting nights.
Do you want to help the Chester Bowl Community by eating pizza and sampling wine and beer? You need to come to Skis, Suds, & Slices on October 28th! Full details are found here. Free babysitting on site is provided for children ages 4 and up.
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We have updated our Winter Ski and Snowboard information page for the 2016/2017 season! Click here to learn everything you need to know!
We are excited to offer our Fall Adventure Program on October 20 and 21st, over MEA break. We had so much fun over the summer that we can’t wait to do it again!
Registration opens on September 6th, and the $55 cost covers both days. Payment must be included with registration, and scholarships are available.
Full details are in the registration packet, which you can download here. As always, we promise to return your children tired, happy, and dirty!
We need your help!
The Thom Storm Chalet is in need of an expansion and a complete renovation. Our board and several volunteer committees have been working on the planning stages for well over a year, but our most challenging tasks remain- raising over $1 million dollars and facilitating the final design of the building. We are confident that we can achieve these goals with the help of a Leadership Team that we are recruiting to coordinate the rest of the project. Two Fundraising Co-Chairs, a Communications Chair, and a Building Design chair will be supported by the Executive Director as they lead this campaign. These are key volunteer roles that are essential to our campaign success, and we are taking them as seriously as hiring new employees; that’s why we have implemented an application process.
Please check out our volunteer recruitment packet for more details, including a more detailed summary of the project, volunteer job descriptions (with estimated time commitments), a timeline, and more. The preliminary building design plans are found here, with an exterior rendering below. We welcome phone calls for additional information (218-724-9832).
Do you have the skills and talents to help us continue our positive impact on the families of Duluth for generations to come? Please consider applying to be part of our Leadership Team. To apply, simply send a cover letter and resume to Dave Schaeffer by email at email@example.com or by mail to 1801 East Skyline Parkway, Duluth, MN 55812. Applications are accepted through September 16th, with volunteers selected and starting work shortly afterwards.
In recognition of the significant volunteer commitment of the Capital Campaign Leadership Team, the selected volunteers will receive priority registration for their immediate family for programming (including the Summer Adventure Program) and free season passes and rentals for themselves and their immediate family during our winter ski/snowboard season.
If this is not a fit for you as a volunteer, who do you know that may be a fit for one of these key roles? Please give them a call and suggest it today! If you would like to volunteer for the capital campaign, but not in one of these key volunteer roles, please contact Dave Schaeffer at the contact information above. Once the Leadership Team is assembled, they will be looking to fill dozens of volunteer positions within the capital campaign.
Today we honor the memory of Jonathan Swanson. Jonathan, 38, passed away on Friday, August 5th. Jonathan learned to ski at Chester Bowl when 3 or 4 years old, and has been a fixture here almost ever since. He was first hired by Thom Storm at 16 years old as a lift operator and ski instructor, and has continued to work at Chester Bowl ever over the years. He was the friendly face at the race starting point and a lift operator as recently as two winters ago, and also spent hours in the summers waxing the skis for the next season. Jonathan also spent many summers with the summer program.
We are saddened to hear of his passing, and share our condolences with his many friends and family.
You can read his full obituary at this link. His memorial service is this Friday.