Discover the ride of your life as you plunge down the mountainside on the Alpine Slide at Chestnut Mountain Resort.
Perched on a hillside it is only a few miles from Galena, Iowa. The resort is open year round. Chestnut Mountain is not only a winter haven of fun but also features some fun summer activities like the Alpine Slide.
No matter your age, you are in for a pleasant time on the Alpine Slide. Children and adults both will feel a renewed zest for life as they fly by down the side of the mountain, more than 2,000 feet down. On the way by, you'll see beautiful scenery as flashing by you. The sleds are actually quite comfortable too. Made from heavy plastic and quite simple to operate with the handbrake to slow down or just let loose and speed by. Similar to a bobsled without snow the Alpine Slide assures you a great day of fun.
At the top of the mountain and while you slide down, you will see astounding views of the river and as well as the three states of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Once you get to the bottom, the ride back to the top of the mountain is a breeze. Just hop on one of the comfortable ski lifts and enjoy the view!
There is usually little wait time, and the Alpine Slide offers all-day passes very reasonably. Chestnut Ridge Resort also offers an indoor pool and Jacuzzi. A cozy sauna will warm you from the chill of the snow. Or, try a round of miniature golf. Nearby you will also find ghost tours, museums, and boat cruises.