Winter 2021/2022

We are currently planning for Winter 2021/2022. Pre-registration for ski and snowboard rentals is open through October 10. Starting on October 11, those who pre-registered will receive an email to schedule their fittings in late October (snowboards) and November (skis). Please see the Ski/Snowboard Rentals tab above for full details and to pre-register.

Chester Creek Concert Series 2021

The Chester Creek Concert Series is back for 2021! We are so excited to welcome all of you back for another summer of free, live music in the park. Chester Bowl partners with the City of Duluth Parks and Rec Department to present the concerts.

Concerts start on June 15, and continue every Tuesday night through August 17, with a rain date on August 24. Check out the lineup below, or see a higher resolution PDF at this link.

Everyone at the concerts will be expected to follow current CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for large outdoor events.

Final equipment return May 26

We have added one final equipment return night for Wednesday, May 26, 5-8pm. Each person does need to sign up for a specific return time slot. PLEASE make every effort to return your gear on this night.

To sign up, follow this link:

Once you are signed up, please be sure to have your gear ready to be returned. Have your boots buckled, the poles rubber banded together, and your skis together with a rubber band on the tails.

Please show up for your return on time and check-in with the greeter, who will be on the right-hand side of the road just before the equipment garage. When they tell you it is your turn to return your gear, you will pull your car up to the garage and (while wearing a mask) unload your rental equipment. You will then check-in with our paperwork volunteers who are located in the across the road form the equipment garage under a tent. Participants who have completed their volunteer hours will be eligible to have their volunteer deposit refunded during returns. You can choose to receive your entire refund by check, donate the entire refund back to Chester Bowl, or split it into a partial refund and a donation. Checks and/or donation receipts are issued that night, and all donations are used to support the next winter’s ski and snowboard purchase.

We also do need volunteers to help out. You can sign up to volunteer (4:30-8:15) at

Spirit End of Season partner deal

Our friends at Spirit heard that we had to shut down Chester early and are offering to give Chester Bowl season pass holders discounts on day passes for the remainder of their season to keep everyone out on the slopes.

If you have not yet used your two free visits per person, you can still do that.

For those that have already used their free passes, Spirit Mountain will provide $5 lift tickets to Chester Bowl passholders for the remainder of the ski season. What a great way to get out and enjoy the spring snow conditions at Spirit Mountain!

To take advantage of this deal, please bring your Chester Season pass and arrive at the ticket counter at the Upper Chalet. Before getting your tickets, be sure the online winter ticket waiver is pre-signed before arrival for each person getting a ticket.

Spirit has normal operating hours this weekend. Because of the high temps, Spirit has some changes to their hours next week. Spirit will be open Wednesday, March 17 through Friday March 19, 10am-6pm. Saturday and Sunday 3/20-3/21 they will be open 9am-5pm. After the 21st, please check their website and mountain message to make sure they are open before heading up there.

We are extremely thankful for Spirit’s support both with helping us to troubleshoot our lift issues and for extending this discount to Chester passholders. Please be sure to thank them when you are up there having fun!

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