Night Skiing is a BLAST at Chester Bowl!
Night Skiing is a BLAST at Chester Bowl!
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.
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.
Manager, Parks and Recreation
Summer camp starts Tuesday June 9th, and we are excited and ready to go!
Children should arrive at the Chalet at 9 am each day, with pickup by 5pm.
If you have not yet completed your medical form or paid your final payment, please be prepared to finalize those on your first day of camp.
Please be sure to bring the following items to camp every day:
• Lunch and Drink
• A snack or two (Parent volunteers will also be providing snacks on most days).
• Closed-toed shoes – no sandals or flip-flops
• A filled water bottle
• Rain gear
• Sun-block, hat and/or sunglasses
• A way to carry everything!
• Swimsuit and towel when specified and water
shoes for wading in the creek
• Positive attitude
We will see you at camp!
Dan Olsen from MPR did a story on Chester Bowl that aired today. Fantastic photos by Derek Montgomery too.
The Chester Bowl Chairlift will be closed today, Saturday, Jan. 25, due to the cold & wind. It is possible the lift will run tomorrow, however, strong winds are predicted. I will send out an email Sunday morning with an update.
With the National Weather Service calling for a high around -10 on Monday, the lift will be closed then too.
Due to another day of below zero temperatures, the Chester Bowl chairlift will be closed today.
With below zero highs forecast for both Tuesday & Thursday, it is likely the lift will also be closed on those days. By Friday, it looks like the temperatures will moderate enough to have the lift open again.
I am in the process of scheduling some make up ski lesson days. I will send out another announcement on that, when plans are finalized.
Thanks for supporting your park!
The Chester Bowl Chairlift will be closed today, and there will be no ski lessons, due to the cold weather. There are several days of cold weather predicted, so the status of the lift will be on a day by day basis. If the winds drop tomorrow, and the sun is out, it is possible the lift will reopen on Monday.
To end on a positive note, congratulations to the dozens of new skiers that have gone from non-skiers, to skiing independently, during our first three days os ski camp!
Check the schedule for upcoming times! Thanks Cadets, parents and hearty skiers!
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
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)
Chester Bowl Improvement Club
1801 East Skyline
Duluth, MN 55812
phone: (218) 724-9832