Terry Peak might be the most intriguing ski area that you’ve never heard of. The pride of South Dakota boasts an impressive peak elevation of 7,100′, which is the highest peak elevation of a ski area east of The Rockies, and west of The Alps.
Do I have your attention yet? South Dakota is home to a frisky “mid-major” (think Butler, St. Mary’s, Iona, etc.) ski area that could make a deep run in this year’s not-real March Madness tournament that I just made up for the purpose of this loosely constructed metaphor…
Still with me? Check out Terry Peak’s stats:
Peak Elevation: 7,000′
Base Elevation: 5,900′
Vertical Drop: 1,100′
Skiable Acreage: 600 ac.
Average Annual Snowfall: 150″
Lifts: 3 High-Speed Quads, 1 Triple, 1 Surface Lift
Ski Pass: Indy Pass
Okay I’ll pump the breaks a little on the Terry Peak hype train. I know this ski area will never compete with areas in Montana, Colorado, or Wyoming, but does it need to?
It’s rad that South Dakota, a state mostly thought to be flat and desolate (sorry South Dakotans), is home to a respectable ski area with enough terrain, and snow to satisfy any skier or rider.