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Terry Peak And Deadwood A Winning Combination

TTerry-Peak-Facebook Terry Peak offers real mountain skiing.

Midwest skiers looking to combine a ski trip with a little casino action don't have to go all the way to the Lake Tahoe area to find the combination. Look no further than the Black Hills of South Dakota where you have skiing and riding at Terry Peak, with the Heartland's largest vertical drop at 1,100 feet, and plenty of casino action in the nearby infamous town of Deadwood.

Terry Peak also accepts the Indy Ski Pass, which means you can get two-and-half days of skiing at the Peak, and enjoy some fun filled nights in any of the casinos located in nearby Deadwood. It's an easy 12 mile drive from the town up to the ski area.

Located in the Black Hills, which top out around 7,200 feet, it's the tallest mountain range between the Rockies and Europe's Alps. Terry Peak is true mountain skiing offering 30 runs—some up to two miles long—a freestyle terrain park, five lifts with three high-speed quads. There are runs for all levels of skiers including some expert glades. They routinely ski and ride into April.

The Indy Pass, which focuses on independently owned ski areas, is good for two free days of skiing or snowboarding at the Peak and 25% off the daily rate for a third day on the slopes.

Infamous Deadwood is a wild west time capsule. Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane are buried here. It's known for its gaming action with 22-some casinos lining the streets of the historic western town. Wild Bill was killed during a poker game. The town, which is less then 20 minutes from the ski area, offers some enticing lodging packages starting from around $50 per night for two people. The packages are designed to entice gamblers, but you don't have to give it all back at the tables. Hit the slopes during the day and the tables at night for a unique experience. Enjoy some western hospitality in the Heartland. You won't find this opportunity elsewhere mid-America.

Deadwood's famed Pub Crawl and St. Patrick's Celebration weekend takes place March 14-16.

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