LESTER AMITY CHALET
A project of the Duluth XC Ski Club, the historic Lester-Amity Chalet is a year-round trail hub and endurance community center in eastern Duluth. Lester-Amity Chalet brings our community together and inspires healthy outdoor recreation, environmental responsibility and active, lifelong learning.
2940 Seven Bridges Rd.
Duluth, MN 55804 – click here for map
[Trail map at bottom of page]
Winter Open Hours
The Chalet is OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK during the ski season!! Come enjoy a warm place to take your boots on and off, and some tea or hot cocoa. Open hours are tentatively as follows once we have skiable snow: Monday-Friday, 3-8pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-4pm
Restoring the Chalet
Built in 1960, the Lester-Amity Chalet has a rich history of outdoor recreation. Over the years, it has served as a home to cross country skiers, ski jumpers, hockey players and sliding enthusiasts. A group of volunteers is currently restoring the chalet as a community gathering place for a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts.
Many restoration projects have already been completed, such as furnaces, electrical system upgrades, windows, bathrooms, and fireplace. Future plans include upgrading the kitchen space as well as improving the building’s energy efficiency. From installing a deck and painting the chalet to transforming the garage into a wax room, we plan to develop a community asset that can be enjoyed for years to come. We also have a solar panel grid immediately outside the Chalet, which generates enough electricity to cover 75% of the electrical energy/costs for lighting the ski trails at Lester-Amity!
Rent the Chalet
Did you know you can rent the Lester-Amity Chalet for events,meetings and other gatherings? It's true! Rental rates starting April 1, 2020 are $100 for half a day, $200 for a full day, or $25/hr for meetings of 3 hours or less. Permit required (click here to download application). Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about date availability or for more info.
Dogs Not Allowed In Chalet
DXC LOVES dogs, however, in accordance with city policy, dogs are not allowed in the Chalet and are required to be on leash in all Duluth City Parks. We appreciate your effort in complying with this leash law.
Team Home Base
The Duluth Composite High School Mountain Biking Team (DCT) practices regularly at the Lester-Amity Chalet during their July-October season. In lieu of rent, they complete service projects and keep the stadium mowed – we love partnering with this awesome group. Give them a wave if you see them gathered for practice out front!