Yeah the Black Hills actually aren't bad skiing! It is home to Two ski areas in the Northern Region of the Hills. Terry Peak, which lays claim to 1100 vertical feet, over 400 acres, and two high-speed quads. Also Deer Mountain, at 800 vert. Both recieve between 150 and 220 inches of snow a season and Terry Peak can make snow on about 60-70% of its terrain. It also has the only half-pipe in the region! That includes, Red Lodge, Bridger and Big Sky! (I was the Ski School Director, and Terrain Park Manager at Terry Peak for 8 seasons. Our half pipe was about 300' long with 12' walls!). MOST of South Dakota is about as flat as you can get, but the Hills are a nice, little-known oasis that boasts the highest skiing terrain East of the Rockies! Go visit and ski sometime!