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Chester Creek Concert Series Announced!

We are very excited to announce our lineup for 2016’s Chester Creek Concert Series!  Please join us on Tuesdays this summer to experience free outdoor live music!  Thank you to the City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department and Kat Country 98.9 and Midwest Communications for sponsoring this series.

To check for weather cancellations on concert days, please call our hotline at 218-730-4326 after 6pm.

Concert Series

Chalet Renovation Update

The Chester Bowl Improvement Club is moving forward with our renovation and expansion plans for the Thom Storm Chalet.  After three public meetings and numerous other opportunities for feedback, we have developed the preliminary design for the chalet.  We worked with LHB Architects, who provided these initial services free of charge!

We are presenting the plans to the Duluth Parks Commission on April 20th.  Once the plans are approved, we will then seek approval from the Planning Commission and City Council.  The next step is fundraising- this is about a $1 million project!- followed by construction ready design, and finally the construction itself.  This is a big project, so we anticipate that construction will take place several years from now.

The Chalet renovation includes several significant changes to the structure of the building, while retaining the “feel” of the traditional Swiss Chalet Style. The residents’ apartment will be moved to a new third level, allowing the second level to nearly double the open available space for the ski program, summer camp, and chalet rentals. The cramped concessions stand will be moved and expanded. The bottom level will be reconfigured for larger hallway access, better office space utilization, and expanded storage. We will become accessible by ADA standards through the renovation of existing restrooms, the addition of one single stall “family” restroom, and the addition of an elevator. The site immediately around the chalet will benefit from changes to the parking structure and the addition of a permanent bridge near the chalet. The building is currently very inefficient from an energy conservation standpoint, and improvements during redesign are expected to result in a net decrease in energy use despite a larger building.

We are very excited about these plans, and hope you are too!  You can view them by clicking here.  Please note that the first page is the EXISTING layout for comparison.  Any feedback can then go to Dave Schaeffer at 724-9832 or dave@chesterbowl.org.

Summer Adventure Program Registration opens 3/21/16

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.

 

Chester Bowl Closed For Season

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!

Last Days of Racing

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!

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