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Elevations ranging from 5,900 feet to over 7,000 feet.

With a summit at 7,100 feet, Terry Peak in South Dakota offers the highest lift service between the Rocky Mountains and the Alps. Reaching this elevation means the mountain can get up to three times as much snow as anywhere else in the region. A vertical rise of 1,100 feet with 30 trails and one Terrain Park, provides plenty of non-stop action and unlimited adventure.  In the event of a lean Winter, Terry Peak has snowmaking equipment that can blanket approximately 60% of the mountain with man-made powder, ensuring the conditions are great all season long. With a fleet of Piston Bully groomers, Terry Peak’s skilled operators will groom the slopes to perfection while you sleep. Awake to freshly groomed slopes on all beginner and most intermediate and advanced runs.

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Uphill Travel

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Black Hills Ski Team

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Nevada Gulch Lodge

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Stewart Lodge

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Ski School

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Terry Peak has four Chairlifts of which three are high speed quads, and one is a triple chairlift, in addition to the four lifts Terry Peak has one covered Snow Carpet surface lift on the beginners slope.  The Stewart Lodge and the Nevada Gulch Lodge offer comforts of home, each houses a cafeteria and bar.  The Rental Department in the Stewart Lodge offers ski and snowboard rentals for 1,000’s of guests daily, and the Mountain Shop is stocked full of all the necessities to help make you day on the slopes more enjoyable. Plus a fully certified PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) and AASI (American Association of Snowbaord Instructors) Ski School will insure you and your family a great learning experience.


Beginning in 1938 The Bald Mountain Ski Club used a rope tow on Stewart Slope to offer adventure seekers a ride to the top to experience the mountain as a recreational ski hillI.  Soon after, the fun ended with start of World War II.  Several of the locals that were involved with the Bald Mountain Ski Club were drafted and assigned into the 10th Mountain Division.

In 1952 Black Hills Chairlift Company was formed and the first wooden chairlift was installed.  The first two years Black Hills Chairlift, Inc. d.b.a. Terry Peak Ski Area operated as a Summer Chairlift ride only.  It was the Winter of 1954 that Terry Peak operated as a ski area for the very first time.

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