On Dec. 31, 1969, Duluthian Terry Kern took the first jump off the new 55-meter ski slide at Chester Park when the ski area reopened. The facility also known as Chester Bowl included a 15- and 35-meter jumps, an intermediate hill and a 3-mile slalom course.
There are two ski jumps, Big Chester and Little Chester. Big Chester, erected in 1924, rises 115 feet from the ground. Little Chester was built later. Here are some ski jumping photos from Chester Bowl during the 1980s.
If you know anyone in the photos or have any memories of the Chester jumps, feel free to comment.