If you think Galena, IL, is just for history buffs and antique enthusiasts, think again! In the winter, our town transforms into a snow covered wonderland filled with some of the best sporting opportunities in the Midwest. Whether you are a novice looking to try something new or an experienced outdoor enthusiast, you will find plenty of excellent sledding, skating, snowshoeing, and skiing in Galena, IL. This winter, come and experience the scenic rolling hills and magical snow covered landscape. One of the best ways to do so is by visiting the best Galena, IL, skiing centers in town! Here are our best recommendations.
Chestnut Mountain has the Best Galena, IL, Skiing and Snowboarding
If you’re looking for the ultimate skiing experience, head to Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort for the perfect day on the slopes. With options that range from novice to black diamond, there is slope for every experience level. Chestnut Mountain also features a 20,000 square foot ski center with equipment rentals, a winter sports school for lessons, a full ski and snowboard repair and tuning center, and so much more! A true skiing and snowboarding paradise, Chestnut Mountain features:
- 9 trails ranging from beginner to expert
- a 475-foot vertical drop
- one-half mile runs
- six chairlifts and three surface lifts
- A 7-acre terrain park with more than 25 rails and jumps that has been recognized by Transworld as a top-rated snowboard park in the Midwest for the past 3 years!
In addition, you can also enjoy a delicious meal at the Chestnut Mountain Resort restaurant or shop for essential, name brand ski and snowboarding gear at the Mountain Outfitters shopping area. And in the summer, you’ll want to return to the area to experience the Chestnut Mountain zip line and the best alpine slide in Galena, IL.
More Winter Activities in Galena, IL
Skiing in Galena, IL, is just one of the many great winter sports to enjoy on a getaway with us. At the Eagle Ridge Nordic Center, you will find a wide variety of other outdoor activities. You can go sledding, ice skating on a 1.5-acre pond, and snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on over 7 miles beautiful trails. In addition, the center has daily bonfires for keeping warm and offers cross-country skiing lessons and phenomenal sunset snowshoe walks.
Plan a Winter Getaway with Confidence at the Farmers Guest House!
Are you worried that your dreamy winter getaway might turn into a blizzardy nightmare? If so, reserve your room at the Farmers Guest House! With our winter weather guarantee, you can book with confidence knowing that you don’t have to worry about expensive cancellation fees if the weather turns ugly! When you stay with us, your cares will melt away and your every need will be taken care of.
The Farmers Guest House is the perfect place to stay during a cozy winter escape. You will enjoy a warm welcome, complete with hot cocoa and chocolate chip cookies, and inviting guestrooms complete with toasty fireplaces! Learn more about our inn today. Then, book your next getaway with us. We can’t wait to have you!
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