Skis, Suds, & Slices

*** UPDATE: The information below is from SS&S 2022, where we raised over $20,000 thanks to your generosity! Skis, Suds, & Slices 2023 is scheduled for Friday, November 10, 2023. Check back closer to the event for more details! ***

At Chester Bowl, we believe that every family should be able to learn to ski or snowboard and attend summer camp regardless of their family income. That’s why we offer full or partial scholarships to any family that requests one. Last winter we awarded $32,500 in winter scholarship to over 100 different families, and we awarded $18,550 in summer camp scholarships this year- that is 530 days of camp!

But we need your help!

With many families continuing to feel the financial impacts of the pandemic, inflation, and this general craziness we call life, we anticipate that scholarship requests will be higher than ever again this winter. Can you help us support our scholarship needs through Skis, Suds, & Slices? There are several ways to help.

Donate:  First, you can simply make a donation. All donations are tax-deductible, and every dollar you donate will go directly towards scholarships. You can donate online through our bidding software right here: You can also send a check to Chester Bowl, 1801 East Skyline Parkway, Duluth MN 55812.

Silent Auction:  You can also bid on silent auction items (is it too early to say you could keep Christmas lists in mind?). The auction is open for bidding from Wednesday, 11/09, through 10:00pm on Friday, 11/11. Don’t be afraid to bid high to make sure that you get what you want! You can preview the items right now, and then start bidding on everything Wednesday!

Silent Auction winnings pickup- You can pick up your items on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday nights (11/14-11/17) between 6 and 9pm during equipment fitting nights. Sorry, we do not ship prizes.

Raffle Tickets:  Want to give, but you are also feeling lucky? Buy raffle tickets! Each $10 raffle ticket gives you a chance at incredible prizes- two sets of a pizza a month for a year from Toppers Pizza, a growler a month for a year from Bent Paddle plus a gift card from the Duluth Grill family of restaurants, a pizza a month for a year from Vitta Pizza, a pizza a month for a year from Bulldog Pizza, and a pizza a month from Pizza Luce. Raffle tickets must be purchased in person with cash or checks. We will sell raffle tickets during our ski and snowboard fitting nights, so you can stop by the Chalet to purchase them then! Fitting times are 5:30-9:00 on 11/8, 11/9, and 11/10. You could also arrange to purchase them from staff at the Chalet, but be sure to call first at 218-724-9832 to make sure we are here! The raffle drawing is at 9pm on 11/11 at Chester Bowl.

Chester Bowl Print:  Finally, you can support Chester Bowl by purchasing a Chester Bowl specific art print (two size options) from local artist Brian Barber- he is donating $10 from each sale to Chester Bowl. Check it out at this link!

We are so grateful to those businesses and organizations that have already financially supported Skis, Suds, & Slices, including the Provost family in memory of Jeff Provost and LHB!

Do you want to find out more? Please contact Dave at

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