Terry Peak Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of South Dakota in USA. The resort is in the town of Lead, SD.
Terry Peak is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Terry Peak around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Terry Peak Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Terry Peak has a total of 30 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 450 acres, Terry Peak Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 182 hectares, 0.7 square miles, or 1.8 square kilometers.
Terry Peak's slopes see on average 150 inches (3.8 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 12 feet every year!
Terry Peak Ski Resort Elevation
Terry Peak Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,100 feet, or 2,164 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 5,900 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,100 feet (335 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Terry Peak's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Terry Peak Ski Resort Difficulty Level
40.9out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Terry Peak has 450 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Terry Peak is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Terry Peak Ski Resort good for beginners?
Terry Peak can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Terry Peak Ski Resort Location
Terry Peak Ski Resort is located in the state of South Dakota, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Lead, SD.
Lead, SD 57754 USA
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Getting to Terry Peak Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Terry Peak Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.33000, -103.83000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Lead, SD to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Terry Peak.
|Rapid City Regional Airport||RAP||Rapid City, SD||43 mi|
|Gillette Campbell County Airport||GCC||Gillette, WY||84 mi|
|Casper-Natrona County International Airport||CPR||Casper, WY||164 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Terry Peak Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Terry Peak Ski Resort.
|Ski Mystic Miner||Hill City, SD||6,850 ft||33%||20 mi|
Terry Peak Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||7,100 ft|
|Base Elevation||5,900 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,100 ft|
(20% Beginner, 60% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||150 inches|