Chester Bowl Park is a ski area located in the state of Minnesota in USA. The resort is in the town of Duluth, MN.
We recently ranked all of Minnesota's ski resorts, so you can see where Chester Bowl Park stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Chester Bowl Park is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Chester Bowl Park. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Chester Bowl Park's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Chester Bowl Park around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Chester Bowl Park Terrain Overview
Chester Bowl Park has a total of 4 ski trails, which are serviced by 1 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Chester Bowl Park is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 117 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 47 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.5 square kilometers.
Chester Bowl Park's slopes see on average 100 inches (2.5 meters) of snowfall a year.
Chester Bowl Park Elevation
Chester Bowl Park has a summit elevation of 875 feet, or 267 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 700 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 175 feet (53 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Chester Bowl Park has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Chester Bowl Park Difficulty Level
17.5out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Chester Bowl Park has 117 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Chester Bowl Park is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 60% trails are rated as intermediate.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Chester Bowl Park good for beginners?
Chester Bowl Park is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Chester Bowl Park Location
Chester Bowl Park is located in the state of Minnesota, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Duluth, MN.
Duluth, MN 55812 USA
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Getting to Chester Bowl Park
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Chester Bowl Park), its coordinates of 46.73000, -94.69000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Duluth, MN to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Chester Bowl Park.
|Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport||MSP||Minneapolis, MN||146 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Chester Bowl Park.
|Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport||BRD||Brainerd, MN||35 mi|
|Saint Cloud Regional Airport||STC||Saint Cloud, MN||87 mi|
|Range Regional Airport||HIB||Hibbing, MN||98 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Chester Bowl Park, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Chester Bowl Park.
|Andes Tower||Backus, MN||1,620 ft||32%||0 mi|
|Lutsen Mountains||Lutsen, MN||1,913 ft||45%||0 mi|
|Detroit Mountain Recreation Area||Detroit Lakes, MN||1,608 ft||15%||52 mi|
|Buena Vista||Bemidji, MN||1,510 ft||34%||58 mi|
|Northern Lights Ski Club||Grand Rapids, MN||1,400 ft||2%||73 mi|
|Powder Ridge Ski Area||Kimball, MN||790 ft||24%||98 mi|
Chester Bowl Park Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||875 ft|
|Base Elevation||700 ft|
|Vertical Drop||175 ft|
(40% Beginner, 60% Intermediate, 0% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||100 inches|