Category Archives: Announcements

Chester Bowl ski and snowboard season 2017 closed

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.

Fall Adventure Program 2016

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!

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Key volunteers needed!

Chalet in fall

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).

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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 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.