Ski Resorts Within 2 Hours of the Quad Cities


Winter in the Midwest is arriving and there are few things we love more than staying active and getting some Vitamin D (ie: sunshine!). We are fortunate to have several ski resorts within a short drive from the QCA.

*We are presenting the options — we encourage you to research online/FB reviews to see what options work best for your family!

Chestnut Mountain Resort

8700 W. Chestnut Mountain Rd.
Galena, IL 61036

Boasting an impressive array of amenities, accommodations, comforts and activities, Chestnut Mountain is the choice Illinois travel destination. Conveniently located near historic Galena, nestled neatly amongst the hills overlooking the Mississippi, it’s the perfect place to escape the everyday. Chestnut’s over 220 rolling acres and 475-foot vertical drop are home to 19 ski trails and a 7-acre terrain park, The Farside, featuring over 25 rails and structures. With two quad lifts, four triple chair lifts, two conveyor lifts and one surface lift, you won’t be waiting in line to get back to the peak.

Ski Snowstar

9500 126th St W
Andalusia, IL 61232


Snowstar’s family-friendly facility delivers all the fun of the Colorado slopes right in your backyard! With 15 skiing and snowboarding lanes, a 28-acre terrain park with 40+ features, 11 snow tubing lanes, four unique food and drink options, a state-of-the-art tune shop and gear rental, there’s something for everyone.

Sundown Mountain Resort

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