by Anthony Vaarwerk
Terry Peak South Dakota
Terry Peak Ski Resort and the local town of Lead, South Dakota, together, offer a perfect vacation combination for all who love to ski. In fact, any outdoor enthusiast will find themselves with endless recreation opportunities, literally encircled by the awe-inspiring beauty of the black Hills of South Dakota. The Terry Peak offers beautiful Lodge housing or ski-in and ski-out vacation rentals for convenient mountainside accomodations. Discovering a quaint mountain town and enjoying the slopes and snow of a fine ski resort seems the best of both worlds- the makings of a fun and adventurous vacation.
Rental Managers in Terry Peak South Dakota
Terry Peak is a mountain and ski area set in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It is the third highest point east of the Rockies in the continental United States. Equipped with the most modern snowmaking equipment, Terry Peak provides that the mountain is 60 percent covered with man-made snow, creating the best conditions for a long, satisfying ski season. People have been frequenting this mountain for their ski enjoyment as far back as the early 1900's. At that time, the resort was called the Bald Mountain Ski Club and skiers had to get back to the top via a rope tow-a snail's pace compared to today's three high powered chair lifts. Oh how far things have come! The nearest town providing lodging, food and entertainment, called Lead, South Dakota, has an approximate population of 3,500. The Deadwood/Lead gold rush gave the town it's rich history and since was reported as being oldest, largest, deepest and the most productive mine in the Western Hemisphere to date.
Most people who visit the Lead area are lovers of skiing and have a definite agenda to hit the slopes. Peak and its summit of over 7, 064 feet is the premier ski resort of the area and provides hills with thrills for all who dare to conquer the mountain. Part of the experience of visiting Lead, SD is feasting on the histori importance in this place. The Homestake Gold Mine Surface Tour & Visitor Center offers daily surface tours of the mine as well as short films telling all about the gold rush of 1876. The Black Hills Mining Museum allows the visitor to experience the mining days through a simulated mine experience. They also have some of the machines once used in the gold rush on display. The Days of '76 Museum and The Adams Museum and House are two other important historical spots in Lead. Coupled with its great history is its natural beauty found in such places as George S. Mickelson Trail-a popular park for its 109 miles of trail through the Black Hills beginning to end. Spearfish Canyon located on Highway 14A takes you through the twists and turns of the Black Hills into the 19 mile gorge including 3 beautiful waterfalls-a welcome place for hiking, biking, fly fishing, bird watching, snowmobiling and snow shoeing. One cannot miss checking out the mountain carvings both at Mt. Rushmore National Monument and the Crazy Horse Memorial-true works of art for all to see! For more information about Terry Peak and Lead visit: http://www.terrypeak.com/ and http://www.leadmethere.org/
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