Fall Fest Vendor Applications for 2016 are now available. You can download the document and find out more by clicking here.
Did you miss ski returns?
Please bring your gear to Chester Bowl on Thursday, May 12th, between 4 and 6 pm. Then stick around for our park cleanup from 6-8pm!
Registration for our Summer Adventure Program is open!
Full information and registration forms are found at this link.
All applications will be processed using a lottery system this year. Registration opens on the morning of Monday, March 21st. You can download the forms, or we will have paper copies of the forms available at the chalet. This year we are NOT doing a first-come-first-served registration. All forms received between Monday, March 21st and Friday, March 25th will be processed in a RANDOM order beginning Monday, March 28th. Staff will be available Mon-Fri the week of the 21st between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. Forms can also be mailed in or dropped off in our mailbox. We do expect every single day to fill to capacity again, so please get your registration in the week of March 21-25th to give your family the best opportunity at registering. If camp is not filled after the first week of registration, additional applications will be processed in the order received.
Due to deteriorating and unsafe snow conditions, Chester Bowl is now closed for the season. Our last day of operations was Monday, March 7th.
Do you miss us already? We miss you too! Please join us at the Thom Storm Chalet on Sunday, March 13th from 12:00-1:30 for a picnic/potluck! We will provide hot dogs, buns, plates, napkins, utensils, and some leftover items from concessions. You can bring a dish to share. If the weather is nice, we’ll be outside; if not, we will be in the chalet. Please join us for this free event!
We also hope you will come to our end-of- season celebration at our Ski and Snowboard banquet March 30th. Registration is required; see more at this link.
Finally, don’t forget about ski returns April 12, 13, & 14.
If you were scheduled in concessions after March 7th or to volunteer at March 13th’s parent race, you WILL still get credit for your hours. Be sure to add those hours on your volunteer card.
Thanks for a great season!
Scroll through the 90 plus photos below, taken Sunday, March 6 between 1:15 and 3 pm. Maybe your kiddo is there. Thanks for making it a great day of skiing!
Our season will officially end on March 20th, or sooner if the weather forces us to close the hill early.
Those of you with Chester Bowl rental gear will need to return it to us at the end of the season. We have scheduled the ski returns for April 12, 13, and 14th between 5:30 and 8:00 pm each night. We have moved returns back this year to allow families to use their gear at the partner hills that stay open later than us (don’t forget to take advantage of all those free passes!), as well as for use on Spring Break if you are travelling to ski!
Please be sure that you have all of you gear for the entire family with you. We prefer that equipment is wiped off, boots are fully buckled, and poles are rubber-banded together. As a general guideline to space out the rush, we ask that families with last names A-J come on April 12, last names K-Q come on April 13, and last names R-Z come on April 14. If your selected night does not work for you, you MAY come on any night. Our goal is for all skis to be returned in this three night period!
Join us to celebrate the end of the season! Wednesday, March 30th is Chester Bowl’s Annual Ski & Snowboard Banquet! The event is at 6:00pm at the Denfeld High School Cafeteria. Come celebrate another successful ski and snowboard season with great food, people and awards for skiers, snowboarders, volunteers and the many others who make Chester Bowl possible.
This banquet isn’t just for skiers and ski racers! We would like everyone to come regardless if you participated in the races or Freestyle Fridays, the Ski Cadet or Freestyle Cadet program; all are welcome!
Cost is $7/each, with children 5 & under free, or a family rate of $25 if paid by Friday, March 25, at 5:00 PM. After that, it will be $8/each & $30/family until the Tuesday, March 29th, 5:00 PM deadline. Reservations must be paid for in advance, as we will be charged for the number of people we tell the food service staff are attending. Forms can be dropped off at Chester Bowl or mailed in (1801 East Skyline Parkway, Duluth, MN 55812). The banquet reservation form can be found here!
“When will you close for the year?”
This is the question we are hearing the most as the days turn warmer and brighter. The short answer is that our last scheduled day of the season is Sunday, March 20th. However, we could be forced to close early for the season if the snow conditions deteriorate to an unsafe level, or if the creek melts out enough to flood the base of the hill and prevent us from getting to the chairlift. Starting next Sunday, it looks like we could get at least 5 days in a row of mid-40’s temps without going below freezing at night.
The moral of the story? We hope to see you out here as much as possible for as long as the season lasts! If we do need to close the hill early, we will notify everyone through this web site as well as through Facebook and our email list .
Ski returns for rental gear will be April 12, 13, and 14, so you will still be able to take advantage of any partner ski hills that are still open with your CB passes and rental gear.
Have you met your volunteer requirement yet? At next year’s lottery, we will draw names from all new families and returning families that completed this year’s volunteer requirement before drawing ANY names from families that did not meet this year’s requirement. To make sure you are in that first group, please be sure to complete your hours!
You still have several ways for you to accomplish this. You can sign up to help with our last ski race, Sunday, March 6th. We have a variety of needs, but currently have NO gatekeepers signed up. It looks to be a great day to come out and get a sun tan on the hill while volunteering! You can sign up at the chalet or by emailing email@example.com.
Our concessions stand still has many openings. We will give volunteers credit for their volunteer shift EVEN IF we close before the shift occurs! This allows us to be sure we are covered if we remain open until the end, while honoring your commitment to be there if needed. Sign up for volunteer hours in concessions here.
Finally, we need 16 volunteers for each of the Ski Return nights April 12, 13, and 14. Again, you can sign up at the chalet or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.