A Few Words On The Snow
If you're waiting for a powder day at Terry Peak Ski Area, then you might have a long wait.
Only 6.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall,
which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Terry Peak Ski Area
to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.
Skiing at Terry Peak Ski Area is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can.
It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska.
With only 0.0% of months at Terry Peak Ski Area getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to
set up your powderhound shack.
The snow at Terry Peak Ski Area can disappear often enough that you may want to pack extra snow beads when taking a trip here. A good number of months,
60.0% to be exact, see less than 30 inches of snow.
If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Terry Peak Ski Area, you should temper your expectations. This is a place
where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 60.0% of
the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.
Getting to Terry Peak Ski Area, if you're flying in
The stretch from the Rapid City, SD airport takes a modest drive of 78 minutes, not enough for your legs to fall asleep before you stretch out in
the parking lot.