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Chester Bowl Park, Minnesota

Chester Bowl Improvement Club

Chester Bowl is a beautiful 117 acre park in Duluth, MN. In the winter the alpine hill, with a double chair lift and 175 feet of drop, handles up to 960 skiers per hour. The park also features ice skating, as well as 3 km of unlighted intermediate cross-country ski trails with a mix of woods, glade and a scenic overlook of the city and lake. During the summer the park has exciting youth programs and concerts. It also features beautiful hiking trails, fishing and soccer fields.

The Chester Bowl Improvement Club (CBIC) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to facilitate and promote sustainable, quality programs for all Chester Bowl Park users in a healthy and safe environment. The CBIC is perhaps best known for its youth downhill ski program, but also provides year round programs and events for young and old alike. CBIC further provides management for the park, operates the ski lift, and contributes to park facilities such as the new playground equipment.

These wonderful experiences at Chester Bowl would not be possible without the dedicated efforts of many volunteers. Commitment to our park environment and to our youth is shared by CBIC members and many friends from the community who commit their time and abilities to provide these opportunities for everyone.


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Mountain Statistics for Chester Bowl Park
Base Elevation: 700 ft (213 meters)
Summit Elevation: 875 ft (267 m)
Vertical Drop: 175 ft (53 m)
Skiable Area: 117 acres (47 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 100 in (254 cm)
Longest Run: 1,000 ft (305 m)
Snowmaking: 100 %
Number of Lifts: 1
Uphill Lift Capacity: 960 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Double Chair
Number of Trails: 4
Trail Ratings for Chester Bowl Park
Easiest: Easiest 40%
More Difficult: More Difficult 60%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 0%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Chester Bowl Park
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 3 km