Sundown & Chestnut Ski Resorts Win Accolades as Best in Midwest
A recent article in Travel & Leisure Magazine puts Sundown and Chestnut in the Midwest's Top 10 Best Ski Resorts.
Northeast Iowa and Northwest Illinois ski hills may not be the Colorado Rockies, but they still garner mention as quality venues amongst neighboring states such as Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Indeed, whether a novice or seasoned skier or snowboarder, if you're looking to hit the slopes, Sundown and Chestnut's convenience and affordability are notable. Additionally, their snowmaking capabilities are top-notch, as are their overall facilities and amenities such as equipment rentals, lessons, and onsight food and beverage options.
Just a few miles north of Dubuque and Asbury, Iowa, Sundown Mountain Resort celebrates its 50th season in business. But, of course, more than longevity is needed to guarantee a good time.
Still, Sundown remains a family-owned and locally operated company that has evolved into a fun and dynamic event center popular with area residents and visitors. The Travel & Leisure article highlights the resort's 85-acre 21 ski runs, lodges, and warming stations as reasons for placing it in the Top Ten.
Just outside of Galena, Illinois, Chestnut also ranks high on the list of midwest resorts, with Leisure & Travel highlighting the relative proximity to Chicagoland residents and the 220-acre property. The 100-room hotel with an indoor pool and surf-and-turf fare at The Summit Food & Spirits make Chestnut an ideal winter getaway. In addition, the resort has 19 trails in two parks — Far Side Terrain Park (with a quarter pipe and two half pipes) and Chestnut (with a 475-foot vertical drop).
The Dubuque & Galena area offers quality attractions and amenities throughout the year. Still, it's always nice to see national travel and tourism publications recognize the area as a top-notch destination.