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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 directions

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
 - The Chalet will be open for the winter beginnning Monday 1/15/2024:
Monday-Friday, 4-8pm
Saturday 10-5 
Sunday 10-4


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 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. Give them a wave if you see them gathered for practice out front!

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.  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!​​
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