Today we honor the memory of Jonathan Swanson. Jonathan, 38, passed away on Friday, August 5th. Jonathan learned to ski at Chester Bowl when 3 or 4 years old, and has been a fixture here almost ever since. He was first hired by Thom Storm at 16 years old as a lift operator and ski instructor, and has continued to work at Chester Bowl ever over the years. He was the friendly face at the race starting point and a lift operator as recently as two winters ago, and also spent hours in the summers waxing the skis for the next season. Jonathan also spent many summers with the summer program.
We are saddened to hear of his passing, and share our condolences with his many friends and family.
You can read his full obituary at this link. His memorial service is this Friday.
The Summer Adventure Program IS OPEN today. We do not have power in the building, but we are able to operate programming. We will NOT be heading to Park Point today, and will stay in the park instead. Please use common sense and keep safety in mind when choosing whether or not to attend camp today. There is some debris on Skyline, but camp seems to be accessible from both the east and the west.
Due to a storm, we rescheduled June 14th’s concert with Teague Alexy. The concert will now be at 6pm on Tuesday, August 30th.
Fall Fest Vendor Applications for 2016 are now available. You can download the document and find out more by clicking here.
Did you miss ski returns?
Please bring your gear to Chester Bowl on Thursday, May 12th, between 4 and 6 pm. Then stick around for our park cleanup from 6-8pm!
Our year end Freestyle Friday and Ski and Snowboard Race overall results are tabulated and posted! We hope all participants will join us at our March 30th Banquet; everyone will go home with something!
Freestyle Friday results are found here.
Ski and Snowboard Race results are found here.
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.
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!
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!