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Spring It On!

By • Mar 31st, 2014 • Category: Events, Outdoor Adventure

Signs of Spring in the Black Hills: Baby Bison, Pasque Flowers and Easter Events… With a blizzard warning currently in effect for most of South Dakota, it’s hard to believe that this is indeed spring. With many hoping this is the last blast of winter in the Black Hills, here are three signs that you […]



Snow & Trails: Another Weekend of Greatness

By • Mar 13th, 2014 • Category: Outdoor Adventure

Excellent ski and snowmobile trail conditions can still be found in the northern regions of the Black Hills. Recent mild temperatures have led to some melting, but the higher elevations are still reeling in fresh snowfalls, further contributing to one of the best winters we’ve seen in the last decade! Even with warmer temperatures on […]



Snowmobiling | My First Ride

By • Feb 28th, 2014 • Category: Outdoor Adventure

There’s a certain amount of beauty that you can take in from the car as you drive along the winding roads of the Black Hills National Forest, but it’s a whole new level to reach the remote meadows, draws and ravines in full winter glory, in person. Last week I got to do just that…I […]



Last Week To Skate Away Winter in Rapid City

By • Feb 18th, 2014 • Category: Events, Outdoor Adventure

We’re well past the halfway point of February… typically that time of year when the excitement of the first snow has worn off and you’re ready for a spring break getaway to Jamaica. But friends, the Black Hills are on their way to a spring warm up, and the summer season is truly right around […]



Trail Conditions: Excellent, Excellent, EXCELLENT!

By • Feb 10th, 2014 • Category: Dining, Outdoor Adventure

The trail conditions have been presenting some of the best Black Hills skiing and snowmobiling in years – there’s truly no better time to get out and enjoy it! Throughout the last week, the ski resorts and trails received another 1-4” of fresh powder, and the weather forecast is predicting much more moderate temperatures that […]



SnoCross Shootout Snapshots

By • Feb 2nd, 2014 • Category: Events, Outdoor Adventure

The action heated up as the sun set on Friday, the first of the two-day SnoCross Shootout held at the Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds in Deadwood, SD. With a light snowfall and an excited crowd of spectators, the stage was set for a great night of SnoCross excitement! Here’s a few of the photos […]



Nemo 500 Outhouse Races | February 22nd

By • Jan 29th, 2014 • Category: Events, Outdoor Adventure

I’ve been living on the west side of South Dakota for several years now, but I’ve been informed that my Black Hills residence isn’t official until I’ve attended the famous ‘Nemo 500 Outhouse Races.’ Even though it’s a few weeks away, I can already tell you where I’ll be on Saturday, February 22nd. The tiny […]



ISOC Deadwood SnoCross Shootout

By • Jan 26th, 2014 • Category: Events, Outdoor Adventure

ISOC Deadwood SnoCross Shootout January 31 – February 1, 2014    The greatest show on snow returns to Deadwood January 31 – Feb. 1, as the ISOC Amsoil Championship SnoCross Series hits the Black Hills for the second annual Deadwood Snocross Shootout! More than 150 of the top professional SnoCross racers will descend on the historic town’s […]



National Parks: FREE Entrance Days in 2014

By • Jan 5th, 2014 • Category: Events, Outdoor Adventure

As we transition to the new year, it’s a great time to take note of the National Park Service’s lineup of free entrance days for 2014. The first entrance fee-free day is actually coming up already on January 20th (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), and it could be a great time for you to visit […]



Snowshoeing: A Black Hills Wintertime Adventure

By • Jan 3rd, 2014 • Category: Outdoor Adventure

Happy New Year, Black Hills! The first weekend of 2014 is before us, and we know many of you have pledged to enjoy a more physical lifestyle in this New Year. If you’re looking to combine a healthy activity with a first-hand encounter of rich landscapes, untouched beauty and fresh air of the Black Hills, […]