Winter Ski and Snowboard Program

Click here to download a PDF with all information and forms needed to sign up for the season. Including Rates, Rental Agreement, Peace in the Park Agreement, Scholarship information and our Informational Flyer. Chester Bowl provides a family friendly, positive environment with affordable prices, and is a hill right in town …

2014 Silent Auction

Tickets now available online for $25. Purchase securely with a credit card via PayPal! Silent Auction Tickets Photos of some of the auction items. More to come! Thank you to Midwest Communications, our Media Sponsor! Participating Restaurants and Purveyors of Fine Beverages Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Bernick’s The Exchange Deli/Bakery …

Ski Lottery October 21

*** Please note: this post has been updated to reflect the new Ski Lottery date of October 21 and the new hill cleaning date of October 25. We apologize for the inconvenience. 2014-15 Chester Bowl Ski Program Information Night and Lottery Tuesday, October 21 Approximately 6:15-8:00pm Ordean-East Middle School Cafeteria …

Welcome to Sam Luoma!

The Chester Bowl Improvement Club (CBIC) announced Wednesday that Sam Luoma will become the new Program-Operations Manager. Sam will be working alongside current Executive Director, Thom Storm and in-coming Executive Director, David Schaeffer. Thom will be retiring on April 30, 2015, after more than 40 years of service. Sam and …

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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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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

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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.