Terry Peak Ski Area: The Best Skiing in the Black Hills

If you want to experience some of the best skiing in the Black Hills area, visit the Terry Peak Ski Area. With more than 20 miles of ski area over 400 acres, this is a ski lover’s paradise located in South Dakota. There’s plenty to do here from skiing to snowshoeing and a variety of other winter sporting activities. If you would like to experience the Terry Peak Ski Area, consider booking Black Hills lodges via Executive Lodging. We have an assortment of high-quality, luxury lodging options available in the Black Hills.

Terry Peak and snow covered trees in the Black Hills Executive Lodging

Where is Terry Peak?

Terry Peak Ski Area is located in Black Hills, South Dakota, just outside of the city Lead and nearby Deadwood. For Terry Peak directions from Rapid City, you can take I-90 West or 385 North. From Gillette, WY, you can also take I-90 West, and from Newcastle, WY you can take 85 North. 

As one of the largest peaks in the northern Black Hills area, its height of 7,100 feet provides one of the highest lift services between the Rocky Mountains and the Alps. The higher the peak, the more snow, which is perfect for those seeking an exceptional ski experience. Terry Peak Ski Area usually opens at least a week before Christmas break with snowboarding and skiing season ending around March and April. 

The Ski Area

Skier going down Terry Peak in the Black Hills of South Dakota Executive Lodging

The Terry Peak ski area offers 400 acres of ski terrain, featuring a 1,100-foot vertical drop. Some of the best features of this ski area are the five chair lifts and one triple chairlift. These trailers include three high-speed quads, and they offer a fast 4-minute ride to the top of the peak where skiers have access to over 80% of the mountain.

Because of the height of Terry Peak, there is abundant snow averaging up to three times more than the other mountains in the region. There is also snow-making equipment on site that is capable of covering 60% of the mountain with man-made powder, which ensures that skiing conditions are perfect year-round. 

One of the best features of the ski area is the lodges. The Stewart Lodge was recently renovated and includes exciting new upgrades and additions to create an even more comfortable skiing experience. The main floor includes a retail and rental shop for the rental and repair of ski and snowboarding equipment. The upper levels include Stewart Lodge Cafe’ and Bald Mountain Bar with seating for 500 people.

The Nevada Gulch Lodge has an intimate feel where guests are encouraged to get comfortable, kick up their feet and enjoy the warmth of the fire between trips on the slopes. This lodge has a retail store, Freshies, that carries ski equipment as well as souvenirs and snacks. Inside, there is the Dark Horse Saloon as well as The Dark Horse Kitchen where patrons can order food and alcoholic drinks. 

The Terry Peak Ski Area also includes the Terrain Park which features half-pipes, quarter-pipes, ramps, banks, snow crosses, and other man-made and natural features for snow fun. This is the perfect place to practice all those cool snowboarding tricks. The Ski School provides ski and snowboard instruction for children, adults, with private and mountain ski lessons. 

Rentals Near Terry Peak

When planning a trip to Terry Peak Ski Area, obtaining quality accommodations is important. At Executive Lodging, we specialize in offering fully furnished, luxurious vacation homes and lodges throughout Black Hills, South Dakota. We work with you diligently to locate the property that is best suited for the vacation experience that you desire. All of our homes are hand-picked ensuring that each property meets the highest standards. We also offer concierge service so you can relax while you get the items that you need. If you are looking for quality Black Hills vacation rentals for your trip to the Terry Peak Ski Area, look no further than Executive Lodging.