Chestnut Mountain is a ski area located in the state of Illinois in USA. The resort is in the town of Hanover, IL.
Chestnut Mountain is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Chestnut Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Chestnut Mountain Terrain Overview
Chestnut Mountain has a total of 19 ski trails, which are serviced by 9 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Chestnut Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 146 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 59 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.6 square kilometers.
Chestnut Mountain's slopes see on average 41 inches (1.0 meters) of snowfall a year.
Chestnut Mountain Elevation
Chestnut Mountain has a summit elevation of 1,040 feet, or 317 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 565 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 475 feet (145 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Chestnut Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Chestnut Mountain Difficulty Level
35.8out 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
Chestnut Mountain has 146 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Chestnut Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
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 Chestnut Mountain good for beginners?
Chestnut Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Chestnut Mountain Location
Chestnut Mountain is located in the state of Illinois, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Hanover, IL.
Hanover, IL 61041 USA
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Getting to Chestnut Mountain
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Chestnut Mountain), its coordinates of 42.32000, -90.38000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Hanover, IL 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 Chestnut Mountain.
|O'Hare International Airport||ORD||Chicago, IL||129 mi|
|Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport||MKE||Milwaukee, WI||133 mi|
|Midway International Airport||MDW||Chicago, IL||140 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 Chestnut Mountain.
|Dubuque Regional Airport||DBQ||Dubuque, IA||18 mi|
|Quad City International Airport||MLI||Moline, IL||61 mi|
|Chicago Rockford International Airport||RFD||Chicago/Rockford, IL||66 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Chestnut Mountain, 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 Chestnut Mountain.
|Snowstar Winter Park||Andalusia, IL||790 ft||54%||65 mi|
|Seven Oaks||Boone, IA||975 ft||33%||69 mi|
|The Rock Snowpark||Janesville, WI||290 ft||36%||73 mi|
|Sunburst||Madison, WI||1,100 ft||42%||81 mi|
|Devil's Head||Merrimac, WI||995 ft||36%||85 mi|
|Cascade Mountain||Portage, WI||1,280 ft||37%||92 mi|
|Christmas Mountain||Wisconsin Dells, WI||1,250 ft||27%||92 mi|
Chestnut Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,040 ft|
|Base Elevation||565 ft|
|Vertical Drop||475 ft|
(30% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 30% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||41 inches|