When the snow is falling and the temperatures are dropping, it’s time to hit South Dakota’s ski and winter sports resorts. With options on the western and eastern sides of the state, you’re sure to be nearby when it’s time to hit the slopes.
Great Bear Recreation Area – Sioux Falls
When the weather turns cold, the fun heats up in South Dakota, and Great Bear Recreation Area is the destination for winter fun in the eastern part of the state. With downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, tubing and show-shoeing, there’s something for everyone.
Terry Peak Ski Area – Lead
With elevations of between 5,900 to over 7,000 feet, Terry Peak has the potential for more snow than almost anywhere else in the region. If for some reason Mother Nature doesn’t provide enough snow, Terry Peak has the snowmaking equipment to make up the shortfall so that you can spend some time on the snowy slopes.
Mystic Miner Mountain Ski Resort – Black Hills
The summit of Deer Mountain towers at 6,850 feet, and the Mystic Miner Ski Resort has a total of 44 trails for winter recreation and fun. One of the premier ski resorts in the Black Hills, Mystic Miner is a winter wonderland for sports lovers.