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“Love Snowtubing!”

Ranked #27 of 31 things to do in Deadwood
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Owner description: A large, popular ski area with trails for snowmobiles.
Reviewed 6 June 2015

We love to go up to the ski area and go snowtubing. We watched night tubing, but I decided against it. The lodge has a snack bar and the lounge is nice. The bartenders were friendly and helpful. Whenever we are in the hills in the winter, we always com back here.

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Reviewed 9 May 2015

Nice little mountain to ski! Not very big but itsnice for families with small kids! I brought my kids here when they were younger!

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Reviewed 14 March 2015

The Mystic Ski Resort is a three person, one lift, in the Deer Mountain area near Deadwood, SD. It is only open on weekends and not the most expansive selection of slopes, BUT here's the deal - the area has some of the best skiing between the Alps and the Rockies. They normally try to open around Thanksgiving and close just before Easter. The lines are short to non-existent which means you get in a lot of runs. We came in the morning in mid-March and there was still plenty of snow. The place is family friendly and great for learners. You also don't have to worry about losing your kids as all the runs come back to the same place. You should find the runs well groomed which was the case when we were there. It is great value for money when you compare it to the rental and ski pass charges of larger resorts. The tubing looked like a lot of fun. The lift was continually running and the kids (and parents) kept coming back for more. OK...the lodge is not like something you would find in Vail, but the folks at the snack counter, rental and pass booth were absolutely courteous and helpful. If you are looking for a ski school, ask for John and Karen. They will get you started with the patience of saints. We had two very happy days here.

1  Thank robertwford
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Reviewed 14 January 2015

On January 11, 2015, my family and I went to this ski resort to try snow tubing. We had alot of fun. We arrived in time for the first 2 hour block from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The price was $25 per person for two hours. An all day pass is $41 but since we'd never done it we weren't sure it would be something that would entertain us all day. We were assured we could upgrade to the all day pass if we wanted to. The young man at the bottom was helpful and informative. The young man at the top also gave us helpful information (which of the 3 runs was the fastest, how to link the tubes together, etc.) and he held the tubes while we got on and then pushed us off. What a blast! We were able to get in 3 tube runs before the lift cable broke. We headed back to the chalet and were told that they were working on the problem and we could either get a refund or they would extend our ride time once it was back up and working. We had an early lunch and fortunately they fixed the lift about the time we finished eating. They extended our ride time for the next 2 hour block from noon to 2 p.m. and we continued going up and down those three runs, sometimes singly, sometimes linked together. I highly recommend the newer yellow tubes (faster) and this whole tubing experience. If was unfortunate the cable broke but they were very helpful and friendly and we'll definitely do this again. Hopefully some offseason maintenance will keep the tube lift operating faultlessly in the future.

4  Thank Marcy61
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

My brothers and all our families drove 6 hours and planned to do this for one of the days (#1 reason we went). Make sure you have other plans as the lift broke down for us. (spendy place)
It would be nice if it would have had more staff to help out, other lift running, and to get people out of the lodge and on there way to ski, tube, snowboard. Not run very smoothly. Waited over an hour to get tickets (we were there and hour early) once we got tickets we walked to get on the tube ride the lift stalled a few times as we were getting pulled up the hill. The cable that takes you up the hill almost takes your neck off as it pulls you up in spots.. Once we were up on the top to go on the ride it was a blast. Too bad it broke down and I only received half the money back (waited another 30-40 min for that)...
More staff or someone announce to have the paper work filled out so it's ready to go, and for the food a menu would be handy. Also very dangerous to walk on the deck no one shoveled the snow.. Scary I hope no one gets badly hurt at this place.
Should seriously consider getting that guy on tv that gets business's running smoothly, he'd have you cleaned up, running smoothly and you'd be making a fortune..

1  Thank beanie58552
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