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Archives for the ‘Outdoor Adventure’ Category

ISOC SnoCross Shootout Rally

By • Jan 25th, 2015 • Category: Events, Outdoor Adventure

While the X Games are currently going on in Colorado this week, the Black Hills have something up their sleeve to help you join in on the fun! This weekend, Deadwood will throw the 1st Annual Snowmobile Rally, which will be in conjunction with the ISOC Amsoil Championship SnoCross series. Head over to the Days […]



Your Black Hills Winter Funk Busting Itinerary

By • Jan 15th, 2015 • Category: Outdoor Adventure

A three-day getaway to a perfectly groomed trail, a day on the slopes or unique winter events in the Black Hills is the perfect way to keep cabin fever away.



Tubing at Ski Mystic

By • Jan 13th, 2015 • Category: Attractions, Outdoor Adventure

I’m not much of a snow person; in fact, I sometimes wonder why I live somewhere where the weather gets so cold it hurts my face. However, this past weekend, the conditions were perfect for bundling up and heading out to Deer Mountain to experience tubing for the first time at the Ski Mystic Zero […]



In the Winter, Make Tracks

By • Jan 11th, 2015 • Category: Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure

One of my favorite winter activities is spotting animal tracks in the snow. Wildlife can be shy, so in the warmer months, we may think they’re not around. A blanket of snow can show us just how many animals are living throughout the Black Hills. While mice may not our favorite animals, their miniature tracks […]



7 Reasons Your Destination Wedding Should Be in the Black Hills

By • Jan 8th, 2015 • Category: Culture, Events, Outdoor Adventure

  1.) Photos – Your only problem will be which spot to choose. Best part? Accessibility. And yes, you can get there in a wedding dress.     2.) Options – Close your eyes and picture your dream setting. Was it this?     Or this?     Or maybe this? Thought so.     […]



Top 5 Instagram Photos for December

By • Jan 4th, 2015 • Category: Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure

Black Hills snowscapes and beautiful winter colors kept our Instagram account populated with incredible photos throughout December. Here are the top 5 most-liked photos: #1: We are absolutely mesmerized by this image of Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park. Well done, @altamishosman!   #2: Merry Christmas!   #3: The beautiful display of scenery in Spearfish […]



National Parks: FREE Entrance Days in 2015

By • Dec 29th, 2014 • Category: Attractions, Events, Outdoor Adventure

As we transition to the new year, it’s a great time to take note of the National Park Service’s (NPS) lineup of free entrance days for 2015. The first entrance fee-free day is actually coming up already on January 19th Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and it could be a great time for you to […]



The Man with the Plan(s) – Peter Norbeck

By • Dec 18th, 2014 • Category: Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure

One of my favorite things to do in the Black Hills is to get in my car, crank up my stereo, roll down the windows and cruise along one of the many scenic byways in the area. There’s something about the fresh smell of the trees, the crystal clear air, and the way my car […]



Twinkle, Twinkle Upon a Storybook

By • Dec 16th, 2014 • Category: Culture, Discoveries, Events, Outdoor Adventure

Ahh the Christmas season is here again, which means bundling up, hot cocoa, the smell of fresh baked goodies, decorating the tree and of course sparkling lights! For local residents, Storybook Island once again opens its gates for a winter wonderland spectacular! Storybook Island has been a cornerstone of childhood memories for over 50 years […]



Keep your boots handy, winter is almost here!

By • Dec 11th, 2014 • Category: Events, Outdoor Adventure

Many of us will recall Mother Nature’s trick on us in early September as the Black Hills received a couple (or more) inches of snow. I, like many, was not thrilled when I looked out my window that morning to see the icy, white powder covering my car and lawn. However, for some, winter could […]