Duluth planning to take down Chester Bowl ski jumps

By KBJR News 1

Duluth planning to take down Chester Bowl ski jumps

July 31, 2014 Updated Jul 31, 2014 at 8:24 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- It was once considered the biggest ski jump in North America; but a plan is in the works that could bring it down.

Duluth officials are discussing plans to take down the two ski jumps at Chester Bowl Park.

Big Chester was built in 1924, and Little Chester around 1970. However the two jumps have gone into disarray after not being used for many years.

Members of the Chester Bowl Improvement club agree the jumps need to come down.

"I can see them being a real liability at this point because they are in such disrepair and there's rotten boards and broken guy–wires and they are just not safe anymore," said Thom Storm, Executive Director of the Chester Bowl Improvement Club.

Storm says that the removal of the jumps would allow them to expand the existing ski hill.

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