Terry Peak Ski Area is South Dakota’s premier destination for a winter vacation, featuring skiing and snowboarding. The family-friendly ski resort is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, near historic Deadwood.
The summit of Terry Peak stands at 7,076 ft tall, with the highest vertical drop between the Rockies and the Alps.
Equipment & Amenities
A variety of terrain will keep everyone from the novice to the expert interested. A sizable Terrain Park includes a Half Pipe plus a variety of jumps and rail features. Three high-speed detachable quad chairlifts, one fixed grip triple and the snow carpet offer a smooth ride up the slope. All major lifts meet on the top so finding your family or ski party is easy.
The Stewart Lodge is the main lodge that offers the ski lessons learning center, the ski rental shop, a retail store, cafeteria and lounge. The nostalgic Nevada Gulch Lodge features the famous Dark Horse Saloon. Daily Lift tickets may be purchased at either Stewart or Nevada Gulch Lodge.
Many different events are scheduled throughout the season – please see our Terry Peak events calendar for detailed information.
Ski Season & Hours
All efforts are made to open selected terrain by the first weekend in December, temperatures permitting. Operations usually begin seven days a week just prior to Christmas break. The skiing and snowboarding season generally ends the final week of March or the first week of April.
Terry Peak Ski Area is open on Christmas, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Day, New Year's Eve, Martin Luther King, and President's Day, from 9am to 4pm.