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CBIC Board of Directors Nominations

The Chester Bowl Improvement Club is currently looking for qualified candidates to serve on its Board of Directors.

The Board is responsible for the overall policy and management of the CBIC.  Directors must commit to attending a monthly board meeting – held the second Monday of each month at 6pm – for that purpose, but directors may count hours spent in Board meetings towards committed volunteer hours.  Anyone sharing an interest in supporting sustainable quality programs at Chester Bowl should apply.  Relevant knowledge, skills and experience in not-for-profit organizations, in general, and financial experience, in particular, would be a plus.

If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone you know to serve on CBIC’s board, or if you have any questions, please contact the Nominations committee via Nora Sandstad at 612-965-0749 or

2013 Ski Banquet awards

Thanks to everyone who made it to the Ski Banquet this year. Congratulations to all of the kids!



Some Chester Park history


Check out this article on Zenith City Online about the history of our beloved Chester Park.

And here is part 2, more specifically about Chester Bowl. Thanks Zenith City! What a great resource!

2012-2013 Race Results

Chester Bowl 2013 Year End Race Results

Must have been in a minimum of 4 out of 6 races
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2013 Chester Ski Banquet


All Skiers & their families are invited to attend our annual banquet, featuring spaghetti, bread sticks, tossed salad & desserts. Awards will be given to all skiers, regardless of how they placed this season. Cost is $7/each, with children 5 & under free. The family rate is $25 if paid by Friday, March 14, at 8:30 PM After that, it will be $8/each & $30/family until the Tuesday, March 20th 7:30 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.

Click here to download a pdf file of the reservation form.

Creek Options Meeting

The public is invited to provide input on two options for the restoration of Chester Creek within Chester Bowl Park. This meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 27th from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Central Hillside Center located at 12 East 4th Street. We encourage you to get involved by attending this meeting and providing comments.
Kathy Bergen
Parks & Recreation Director

Winter Carnival 2013

2013 Winter Carnival



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Saturday, Feb. 23
1-4pm Annual Winter Carnival featuring hayrides, mini snowmobile rides, limbo on skis, carnival games, uphill ski race, egg toss, tug-of-war and more!

Cocoa and Chairlift with a counselor

Nothing says LOVE quite like Valentine’s Night at Chester Bowl!

Join Duluth City Councilors Emily Larson and Patrick Boyle, together with their families, for a night of fun at Chester. Emily is an At-Large Councilor who represents parks & rec. Patrick is this years’ Council President and represents District 2, which includes Upper Chester. Both Emily and Patrick are season pass holders of Chester’s ski hill.

If you have questions or concerns about the city, you’ll have a captive council audience! Here’s the schedule:

Date= Thursday February 14th

5:30-6:15 = Chairlift with a Councilor. The ride up the hill takes 2 minutes. Enough time to literally air your gripes. Ski or snowboard back down. Not a pass holder? No problem. Daily lift tickets run a cool $5.50.

6:16-8:30 = Cocoa with a Councilor. Hot issues on your mind? Join us in the chalet where we’ll be slinging healthy snacks like nachos & gummy bears, and washing it all down with some delicious cocoa. Priced right, with snacks ranging from $.25 all the way up to a steep $1.50.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Emily & Patrick

Mont Du Lac Alpine Race

Our good friends at Mont Du Lac are hosting a race, February 23rd.
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Another plea for concession volunteers.

We have a dilemma at Chester Bowl.
For whatever reason, not enough people are not signing up to volunteer in the concession stand this winter. This has never happened to this extent before. Several days in February have no one signed up.

Without concession volunteers, we can’t really run the ski hill. There will be no food for skiers or ski cadets. Plus, no adults to monitor the chalet activities.

I know many of you have already done your volunteer commitments, but please consider doing a little more. Over February’s winter break, we have a period of 12 days in a row when the chairlift is open, and many days need volunteers. In addition, the end of the month has several days with no volunteers.

Please open up the Jooners link below, and sign up now.

February Concession Schedule

March Concession Schedule

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Chester Bowl Improvement Club
1801 East Skyline
Duluth, MN 55812
phone: (218) 724-9832

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Inclusiveness Policy

Chester Bowl Improvement Club (CBIC) is deeply committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful environment in the park and in our programs. CBIC is committed to preventing bullying and harassment in our community and expect all program participants to sign our Peace in the Parks pledge. For both employment and access to programs and activities, the CBIC will not engage in discrimination against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation including gender identity.