Chesnut Mountain

Last weekend Simone and I joined a slew of friends to rent a house in Galena, IL. The blessing (and curse) of Galena is the local ski hill, Chesnut "Mountain" Resort. A far cry from Utah pow, Chesnut boasts 220 skiable acres with 475 vertical downhill. But that was not where the fun was to be had. 2 dozen or so of us rented a house and partied pretty hard before hitting the slopes. It was a really great weekend spent out of the city getting to connect with all sorts of new people.

Just in case you didn't believe me, it really is 475 vertical feet.

Brandon Knowlden