Deer Mountain Ski Resort set to reopen
DEER MOUNTAIN, S.D. — For 50 years, the Deer Mountain Ski Resort in Lead was a popular local and tourist destination, and it’s getting a major face lift.
The destination is getting a new life after being shut down in 2017 – it will become home to a new tubing venue and residential area.
According to co-owner Gerard Keating, the area is perfect for those who love the great outdoors.
“We have two mountains, the east side or the west side. So if you love the sunrise, you can have that,” said Keating. “Or if you love the sunset, you can have both. That’s unique and special. We’ll have a 360-degree view; you can see North Dakota, Wyoming – up to 100-mile view – it’s special.”
The facility is minutes from the Mickelson Bike Trail, a state snowmobile trail, ATV trails, and trout fishing in Spearfish Mountain Canyon.
Buying will open up for potential homeowners on Wednesday, July 14, for 130 one- to three-acre lots. Road construction, water, electrical work and asphalt should be completed by November, allowing homeowners to begin the building process no later than summer of 2022.
As for the resort, construction is slated for June of 2022 with an opening date of December 1, 2022.