Our Winter Carnival is Saturday, February 28th, from 1-4pm.
The event is free and open to anyone! It is outdoors, so please dress for the weather. The carnival will feature many fun games and activities including snow golf, a tug of war, a limbo contest on skis and snowboards, hay rides, mini-snowmobile rides, marshmallow roasting, an uphill ski and snowboard race, a “drop the puck” challenge”, other outdoor games, and more!
We are still looking for additional volunteers for the event. Please contact us at the chalet at 724-9832 if you are able to volunteer.
The hill will be open for skiing and snowboarding as usual between 11 and 4:30, but there will be no Saturday lessons. The free carnival does not include a daily lift tickets; these are just $6.
The Kiwanis trophy ski race, scheduled for this Sunday, February 22, has been postponed due to forecasted cold weather. It will now be held on Sunday, March 1.
Anyone that volunteered to bring hot dogs or snacks to the race is asked to now bring them next weekend. If you were scheduled to help with the race, please contact us only if you can not volunteer next weekend.
A decision on if the lift will be open on Sunday, will be made early Sunday morning, looking at the most current weather information.
All ski and snowboard lessons will be held Saturday as scheduled.
The CHESTER BOWL CHAIRLIFT WILL BE CLOSED TODAY, Sunday, February 22nd,
due to frigid temperatures and wind chills.
We will open tomorrow, Monday, February 23rd, from 4:30 to 8:30.
Night Skiing is a BLAST at Chester Bowl!
Opening Day is this Saturday, December 6th! Because of fantastic early season snowmaking conditions, the slopes at Chester Bowl are in great shape and we will be opening a week early! We hope to see you December 6th (we open at 11 am) with your skis or snowboards in hand.
Dear Neighbor of Chester Park,
You are invited to attend a public meeting to review and comment on the final draft of the Mini-Master Plan for Chester Park before it goes to the Parks Commission and City Council. The proposed Plan, developed by SAS + Associates in coordination with City staff, the Chester Bowl Improvement Club, stakeholder group representatives, and the public, will be presented during the meeting, followed by a question and answer session.
This meeting will be on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Myers- Wilkins Elementary School Media Center. The address is 1027 N 8th Ave E, Duluth, MN 55805.
In addition to sending this letter to Chester Park neighbors, we are issuing our standard press release to invite the general public to attend. We want to hear your comments and feedback. The draft Plan is available for review at the Parks and Recreation website: http://www.duluthmn.gov/parks/
If you are unable to attend the public meeting or would prefer to send written comments, the comment form on our website will be available through Friday, October 3, 2014.
Other Important Dates: After revising the draft Plan based on comments shared online and at the final public meeting on September 30, our goal is to present the Chester Park Mini-Master Plan to the Parks Commission on Wednesday, October 8 at 5 pm at the Central Hillside Center (12 E 4th St). If the Plan is approved at that meeting, the final step will be to present the Plan to the City Council on October 13.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Manager, Parks and Recreation
Summer camp starts Tuesday June 9th, and we are excited and ready to go!
Children should arrive at the Chalet at 9 am each day, with pickup by 5pm.
If you have not yet completed your medical form or paid your final payment, please be prepared to finalize those on your first day of camp.
Please be sure to bring the following items to camp every day:
• Lunch and Drink
• A snack or two (Parent volunteers will also be providing snacks on most days).
• Closed-toed shoes – no sandals or flip-flops
• A filled water bottle
• Rain gear
• Sun-block, hat and/or sunglasses
• A way to carry everything!
• Swimsuit and towel when specified and water
shoes for wading in the creek
• Positive attitude
We will see you at camp!
Dan Olsen from MPR did a story on Chester Bowl that aired today. Fantastic photos by Derek Montgomery too.
Thursday, March 5
4:30-8:30 Lift Open
Friday, March 6
4:30-8:30 Lift Open
5:30 Bulldog Pizza in the concessions stand
6:00 Freestyle Fridays
Saturday, March 7
11-4:30 Lift Open
11:30-12:30 Adult Lessons
12:30-1:30 Snowboard Lessons
1:30-2:30 Non-Skier Lessons
2:30-4:30 Early Race Registration for the Grand Ave Vet Clinic Race
3-4 Beginner & Intermediate Lessons
(Depending on turnout, this is likely our last formal lessons of the season.)
Sunday, March 8
11-4:30 Lift Open
11-12:30 Race Registration for the "Husky Hustle"
NO LATE REGISTRATIONS
1:15 Race Starts
GENERAL SCHEDULE (Holidays and school breaks will vary)
Sundays, 11:00 AM-4:30 PM
Mondays, 4:30 PM-8:30 PM
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, CLOSED
Thursdays, 4:30 PM-8:30 PM
Fridays, 4:30 PM-8:30 PM
Freestyle Fridays most Fridays at 6:00 PM
Saturdays, 11:00 AM- 4:30 PM
11:30 Adult ski lessons (all ability levels)
12:30 Snowboard lessons
1:30 Non-skier lessons (can not go up lift on own)
3:00 Beginner and Intermediate lessons (can ride on lift and improving skills)
Chester Bowl Improvement Club
1801 East Skyline
Duluth, MN 55812
phone: (218) 724-9832