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2013 Fall Fest

Chester Bowl Fall Festival fun for the whole family.
Celebrate fall in Duluth at the Annual Chester Bowl Fall Festival on
Saturday, September 21 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM in beautiful Chester Bowl Park.

Celebrate fall in Duluth at the Annual Chester Bowl Fall Festival on Saturday, September 21st from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM in beautiful Chester Bowl Park.
Children will enjoy a bounce house, face painting & other activities. One of the most popular attractions is the farmers market, with fresh caramel apples, sweet cider and locally grown sweet corn. Besides the 110 craft, farmer’s market and food vendors, September 21st is the United Nations International Day of Peace. The local group, Men as Peacemakers will have a peace activity for children and there will be peace story tellers throughout the day.
The park stage will feature live music ongoing throughout the day. Acoustic folk/rock performer Greg Tibirzi will play from 10:00 AM-noon, followed by Matt Wahl from noon to 2:00 PM and Doug Greenwood from 2:00-4:00 PM.

There is no admission fee, but a suggested donation of $2.00, with 100 % of the proceeds going to ski scholarships for needy families at Chester Bowl. Over $10,000 was awarded for the 2012 ski season by the Chester Bowl Improvement Club.

New Shuttle Parking Location:
Due to the popularity of the festival, to help with parking, shuttle buses will run from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM at a NEW location: UMD’s Parking Lot W (next to Fire Hall off Junction
Avenue-follow the signs). The shuttle will travel between UMD to Chester Bowl, transporting people free of charge.

· Where: Chester Bowl Park, 1801 East Skyline, Duluth, MN
· When: Saturday, September 21st from 9:30am-4:30 PM
· Rain date: Sunday, September 22nd from 9:30-4:30 PM
· For more information, visit, or call 218-724-9832

Sand Modeling Contest Winners





Here are some pictures from the Chester Summer Camp adventure at the Park Point sand modeling contest! We won first place for our Despicable Me minions! The prize was a giant watermelon and some candy.

2013 Auction items

Get your calendars and your checkbooks ready, we’re going to have some great items in this year’s auction. Here’s is a sneak peek at some of the big ticket items we will be auctioning off in the Fall.


June 3. 2013

June 3 Snow 2013 205

The latest snow ever on the ski hill, June 3, 2013.  This is the latest by about a month, thanks to all the snow we got in April.

2013 CBIC Annual Report

Click the link below to download a pdf file of the 2012-2013 Chester Bowl Improvement Club Annual Report.

Download 2013 CBIC Annual Report

Junior League of Duluth Awards Chester Bowl

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On Tuesday night the Junior League of Duluth presented the CBIC with the 2013 Community Award for “Outstanding Community Service.”
Here ‘s Thom Storm accepting the award on behalf of the CBIC at the Kitchi Gammi Club.
Hooray for Chester Bowl!

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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Hours & Events

Here is an update on our chairlift and ski camp schedule.

Sunday, Dec. 21
Lift Open 11-4:30

Monday, Dec. 22
Lift Open 4:30-8:30

Tuesday, Dec. 23
Lift Open 4:30-8:30 (This is a special Tuesday night opening)

Wednesday, Dec. 24
Closed - Christmas Eve

Thursday, Dec. 25
Closed - Christmas Day

Friday, Dec 26
Lift Open 11-4:30
First Day Of Ski Camp
No Registration Necessary
11:30 to 12:30 - Non Skier Lessons
Can't ride lift,
Need parents to help walk them up the bottom of the hill
No ski poles

1:30 to 2:30- Non Skier Lessons
same as above

3:00 to 4:00 Beginner & Intermediate Lessons
Can ride lift and want to improve turns

Saturday, Dec. 27
Lift Open 11-4:30
Ski Camp Day #2

Sunday, Dec. 28
Lift Open 11-4:30
Ski Camp Day #3

Monday, Dec. 29
Lift Open 11-4:30
Ski Camp Day #4

Tuesday, Dec. 30
Lift Open 11-4:30
Ski Camp Day #5

Wednesday, Dec. 31
Lift Open 11-4:30

Thursday, Jan 1
Lift Closed - Happy New Year!

Friday, Jan. 2
Lift Open 11-4:30

Saturday, Jan. 3
Lift Open 11-4:30
11:30-12:30 Adult Ski Lessons
12:30 - 1:30 Snowboard Lessons
1:30-2:30 Non-Skier Lessons
3:00-4:00 Beginner & Intermediate Ski Lessons
2:30-4:30 Race Registration For Sunday's Race

Sunday, Jan. 4
Lift Open 11-4:30
11-12:30 Race Registration
No Late Registrations
1:15 Race Starts


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.