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Black Hills Winter Adventures

A blanket of fresh snow in South Dakota's Black Hills is the best welcome for adventurers looking for places to ski and snowmobile.


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    Downtown Deadwood
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    Snowmobiling along 325 miles of <br>groomed trails.
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    Ev Follette (second from front) helps <br>skiers pick routes throughout the <br>Spearfish area.
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    The entire town of Deadwood, named for <br>dead trees found in the gulch in <br>1876, is on the National Register <br>of Historic Places.

Trip Guide


FOR GENERAL INFORMATION, contact the Black Hills, Badlands & Lakes Association (605/355-3600; or the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau (800/999-1876; Black Hills Central Reservations offers winter vacation packages; many include two nights' accommodations, one-day rental of a two-seat snowmobile and discounts to area museums and restaurants for $105/person (866/601-5103;


TRAILSHEAD LODGE Restaurant, rental snowmobiles from $125 and cabins from $65 (605/584-3464; www.trails

SPEARFISH CANYON LODGE Rental snowmobiles from $110 and rooms from $79 (877/975-6343;

BULLOCK HOTEL Opened in 1895 by Seth Bullock, the town’s first sheriff. Now restored to its original Victorian splendor. Rooms from $41 (800/336-1876;


DEADWOOD SOCIAL CLUB Italian steak house above the infamous Saloon No. 10 (800/952-9398;

DEADWOOD THYMES CAFE & BISTRO An inventive menu and surprisingly continental atmosphere (605/578-7566;

JAKE’S Elegant dining above Deadwood’s Midnight Star Casino (800/999-6482;

LATCHSTRING RESTAURANT Owned by Spearfish Canyon Lodge, specializing in trout and walleye (877/975-6343;


ADAMS MUSEUM & HOUSE Deadwood. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays in winter. Donation suggested (605/578-1714;

DEER MOUNTAIN SKI AREA Lead. Open late November to April 1. Open Wednesdays–Sundays. Night skiing Fridays and Saturdays until 9 p.m. Lift tickets: $27 for adults. Rentals and lessons available (888/410-3337;

MIDNIGHT STAR CASINO Deadwood (800/999-6482;

SKI CROSS COUNTRY Spearfish. Rental equipment, lessons available with advance scheduling (605/722-3851).

TERRY PEAK SKI AREA Lead. Open late November to April 1. Lifts run daily. Lift tickets: $35 for adults. Rentals and lessons available (605/584-2165;



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