Windy conditions can’t sway skiers, snowboarders from Terry Peak’s opening day

DEADWOOD, S.D. — Mother Nature helped set the wintery mood for opening day at Terry Peak on Wednesday.

Skiers and snowboarders flocked to the mountain despite the high winds and blowing snow. The parking lot filled up nicely throughout the morning as winter sports enthusiasts took to the slopes.

Img 1051Opening day was delayed due to a recent stretch of above-average temperatures, and some runs are still closed due to limited snow.

“Right now we’re open limited terrain. We have Surprise and Stewart operating right now, and basically Surprise and Stewart runs open,” says Terry Peak Marketing Director, Linda Derosier. “[We’re] selling discounted lift tickets up here at the Stewart Lodge, and so we’re hoping to get more open as soon as possible.”

Derosier says that they picked a day mid-week to open to help moderate crowd size, and that even with the delayed opening, there’s still a lot of good ski season left.

“It’d be nice to have been open on our original weekend that we would’ve liked to, but we’ve still got a lot of good season left and more snow to come…and hopefully soon,” Derosier adds.

Derosier says they’re hoping to see more cold temperatures and snow soon to get other runs open as well.

CLICK HERE for ticket information and current conditions at Terry Peak.

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