|Paul Higbee presenting "The Beginnings of Black Hills Skiing"
|Bart Trucano's collection of photos and history
In 1952, a private corporation was allowed in to build the ski lift on Terry Peak. The last national competition was held in 1968 in a year when there was a lack of snow in other ski states but the Black Hills had great snow. In the late 1960's Deer Mountain skiing was opened. By the late 60's Terry Peak was making snow; this was enhanced in 1971-72 when a well was drilled to provide the water source for the snow machines.
Today, there are over 70 runs in the Black Hills on the two mountains and Black Hills skiing is known for its beautiful location and lower crowds where there is opportunity to make many runs, up to 50, in a single day.
|Bart Trucano's vintage skiis
Local Spearfish Area Histoical Society
member, Bart Trucano, brought in a collection of ski photos and history along with a pair of vintage skiis.