Winter Recreation

Welcome to Lead, your gateway to winter wonder in the heart of nature’s snowy embrace! Nestled amidst pristine snow-covered landscapes, our Chamber of Commerce website is your portal to a world of thrilling outdoor adventures and cozy seasonal delights. Experience the exhilaration of downhill skiing, the tranquility of cross-country trails, or the joy of ice skating, all against the backdrop of Lead’s picturesque charm. Whether you’re sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace or carving through powdery slopes, our vibrant community welcomes you to embrace the magic of winter in our enchanting town. Explore the endless possibilities and create unforgettable memories as you indulge in the unique allure of winter recreation in Lead.

Outdoor Adventures:

Skiing and Snowboarding at Terry Peak Ski Area
Experience the thrill of gliding down the slopes at Terry Peak Ski Area, the premier ski resort in the region. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there are slopes for every level. Check them out at

Cross-Country Skiing Trails
Embrace the tranquility of winter with cross-country skiing on our scenic trails. Explore the peaceful landscapes and enjoy the rhythmic gliding through the snow-covered forests. Here is a list of all the cross country skiing trails in the Black Hills.

Snowshoeing Trails
Explore the breathtaking Black Hills wilderness on designated snowshoeing trails. Strap on your snowshoes and immerse yourself in the serene winter landscape. Here is a list of all the snowshoe trails in the Black Hills. Free snowshoe rentals are available at the Game, Fish, and Parks Department office on Nevada Gulch Road. Please call ahead to make sure they are available (605-584-3896)

Fat Tire Biking
Embark on a fat tire biking adventure through the snow-covered trails. Feel the crisp winter air as you pedal through the picturesque winter wonderland, exploring the beauty of Lead’s surroundings. Here is a list and maps of the Fat Tire trails in the Black Hills.

Snowmobiling Excursions
Embark on a snowmobiling adventure through the extensive network of trails in the Black Hills National Forest. Zoom through the snow-covered forests and enjoy the adrenaline rush. Here is a list of areas for snowmobiling in the Black Hills. You can also check on the snowmobile trail conditions on the Game, Fish and Parks website.

Bring the whole family for a day of sledding fun! Enjoy the thrill of speeding down snow-covered hills on sleds, creating cherished winter memories.

Winter Hiking
Put on your warm boots and explore the winter trails around Lead. Discover the beauty of the snow-covered hills and forests as you hike through nature.

Ice Skating Fun
Glide gracefully on the ice. It’s a perfect activity for families and friends, offering hours of winter fun. Here are the places you can safely ice skate in the Black Hills.

Bring the whole family for a day of sledding fun! Enjoy the thrill of speeding down snow-covered hills on sleds, creating cherished winter memories.

Indoor Delights:

Historic Homestake Opera House
Warm up indoors while enjoying live performances and cultural events at the historic Homestake Opera House. Experience the arts and entertainment in a cozy atmosphere. Find their events on their website.

Bars and Restaurants
Savor the flavors of winter with hearty soups and hot beverages at Lead’s local restaurants and bars. Warm up after your outdoor adventures with delicious meals in a cozy ambiance. Find a list of bars and restaurants here.

Special Winter Experiences:

Winter Festivals and Events
Join us for local winter festivals and events that bring the community together. Enjoy live music, food vendors, and family-friendly activities. Check our event calendar here for the latest updates.

Plan your winter getaway to Lead, South Dakota, and create unforgettable memories amidst the winter wonderland. Embrace the cold season with exciting outdoor adventures, indoor activities, and special experiences that make Lead a perfect winter destination.

Please check local listings and weather conditions for specific event schedules and activity availability.*