Pros: nice set up, cheap
Cons: short...but come on
Pros: Half pipe for both skiers & snowboarders freestyle riders, great terrain parks, magic carpet for beginners, tow ropes for advanced slopes.
Cons: Short runs, steep and small hill for beginners area, tow ropes can be difficult for beginners,
Pros: Small Ski Resort with new Quad Chairlift, good beginners areas for learning, close drive to Chicagoland area, good terrain park for practicing jumps.
Cons: Overpriced lift tickets, short runs, tow ropes in the beginners areas tend to get people knock down,
“ Chestnut counts as home, I've skied here for a long time. The area is one of the most scenic that I've enjoyed, with the Mississippi at the base. The conditions are good due to extensive snowmaking and an ample water supply (did I mention the Mississippi at the base!) The terrain has plenty to offer for a Midwest resort, the down side is that the runs are short. ...” --don_weber
“This is a nice place. As with most Midwest ski areas you are skiing down from the lodge into a valley. This is a 5 lift tower resort so the runs are not long but the lifts although notr high speed are last enough. You can have a nice day or 1/2 here. There is a fun little area through a gully and more than 4-5 ways down. Over all this place is worth the effort if you are in the area. ” --3107
“They just installed a quad chairlift last Nov 2011 and it is now operating. This quad chairlift have a cage steel bars that you can bring down while riding it to prevent you from falling off the chairlift. So, it has a safety cage. The resort is great enough for learning the snow sports...skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. If you don't want to drive for more than one hour from Chicago area...” --saludares
“They make a Half pipe for both skiers & snowboarders freestyle riders, great terrain parks, magic carpet for beginners, tow ropes for advanced slopes. It is very close drive from Chicagoland areas, which is located in the suburb of Algonquin, IL. However, this resort has very short runs, so its not really ideal for just skiers and boarders that just like carving the slopes. It has steep and...” --saludares