Kirsten Bell

5 Tips to Navigating Chestnut Mountain Resort

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Skiing and Snowboarding at Chestnut Mountain Resort is one of the top Winter attractions in Illinois. We’ve put together 5 tips to help you enjoy every second!

1. Reserve the Jacuzzi King Suite so that you have your own private hot tub Après Ski!

2. Get a full snow report and watch the live cams for conditions!

3. Traveling with kids? Sign them up for a lesson in the Powder Pups and Rangers program. We’ve heard the hot chocolate is great & they love riding in the Powder Pups Express!

4. Meet your friends for a drink at the Boulder Terrace off to your right on Old Main or on the deck at The Summit & enjoy the views of the Mississippi River!

5. Don’t miss the sunset over the Mississippi River, either on the slopes or in the Sunset Grille!

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The Nordic Center at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

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Enjoy ice skating, sledding, cross country skiing and snowshoeing at the Nordic Center at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa.

Fever River Outfitters has everything you need to enjoy the outdoors this winter, so don’t worry about packing the sleds and skates! Located on Eagle Ridge Drive at the South Course Clubhouse, you can gear up and head out to their 1.5 acre natural ice pond, featured as one of USA Today’s Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks (Midwest).

The Nordic Center is open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and admission is $5 per person, for adults and children. Click HERE for the rental prices! (As of January 2018) All resort guests and members receive free access and a 20% discount on rentals. All visitors must register at the Nordic Center desk.

Reservations are recommended and call ahead to check the conditions: 815-776-5225

You can warm up in the clubhouse or by a crackling bonfire and spot some of the local wildlife in the surrounding woods. You’ll find plenty to do as you Enjoy Galena Country at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa!

Don’t miss the Winter Carnival February 16-18, where in addition to these fun winter activities they’ll have a Fire & Ice Hot Air Balloon Show by Galena on The Fly, dogsled rides and turkey bowling!

Find out information on these events and more in Galena Country on our Events Calendar at galena.org!