Winter Ski and Snowboard Program

*** UPDATE SPRING 2020***

Information below was for our Winter 2019/2020 season. Information for the 2020/2021 season will be updated in Fall 2020. To find out new information right away, please sign up through the “subscribe to news” function on the right side bar of this web page!


Chester Bowl provides a family friendly, positive environment with affordable prices, and is a hill right in town with surprising variations and challenges.  Our Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday, December 7th (weather permitting), and our projected closing date is Sunday, March 15th.

Click here to download a PDF with information about our winter ski and snowboard program, including important upcoming dates and more detailed rates for the year (page 2).  This is a great starting point for a summary of everything Chester Bowl related.

Chester Bowl day passes are $10 for those 18 and under, and $15 for those 19+.  Season pass rates without rentals are $140.03 (individual), $205.05 (family of 2), and $232.14 (family of 3 or more). For each of those, $75 of the pass rate is a volunteer deposit and can be returned at the end of the season if the family has completed its 6 hours of required volunteering. Anyone renting gear must also have a season pass; rentals are $80 plus tax for each set added on to the season pass- see the downloadable PDF in the prior paragraph for a full chart. Family memberships with rentals have a $100 volunteer deposit.

In general, we are open Saturdays and Sundays, 11-4:30; Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 4:30-8:30pm, and are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Hours may vary on Holidays or on weekdays when Duluth Public Schools are not in session.

Day passes are just $10 for youth, $15 for adults 19 and up- the cheapest in the country!  Chester Bowl does NOT have daily equipment rentals.

Most families utilize our season gear rentals and season passes.  Rentals stay with the family and can be used at other ski areas. The program is described at this link.  We will have online lottery sign up October 1-10, our equipment lottery nights on 10/22 and 10/24, and equipment fittings through mid-November. If you would like to rent gear from us for the year, please read the info at the prior link, and follow the instructions there. Do you know our program and are looking to jump to the paperwork?  Jump straight here. Blank pages are intentional to have pages line up correctly when printing double-sided. If printing single sided, you may skip printing blank pages.

For more information about the different aspects of our program, click the sub-links under winter ski and snowboard program or on the following:  peace in the parks, free ski and snowboard lessons, ski and snowboard races, Freestyle Fridays, our Cadet program, partner discounts, and more!

Our program simply could not happen without the volunteer efforts of our families.  Thank you for giving your time to support our program.  Find out more and sign up for your volunteer hours here.

Please contact us at 218-724-9832 or email if you have any questions not answered here, and we hope to see you at Chester Bowl!

We are grateful for the financial support of partners such as the U.S. Bank Foundation, which has supported our winter program for three years, including financial support for the upcoming 2020/2021 winter season!

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