Terry Peak Ski Area is positioned geographically to receive substantial snowfall through the winter months thanks to its location in the Northern Black Hills, at elevations of 5,900-ft to over 7,000-ft. More snow falls on the Northern Black Hills than anywhere else does in the region. It’s common for snowfall predictions to exceed up to three times of what was anticipated or to receive snowfall at 5,500-ft and higher when snow wasn’t expected at all. It’s important to remember we can depend on winter fun at Terry Peak. Stay posted to our web site and live mountain cams for dependable surface and weather conditions. Don’t let the misconception of dry weather in Rapid City conclude that there’s no snow up here.