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Ranked #28 of 44 things to do in Deadwood
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Owner description: A large, popular ski area with trails for snowmobiles.
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had 20 people in our group, 11 adults and 9 kids. We were sent off on our scheduled time, however, wait times were long and only 2 of the 4 runs were being used. Then a lady came flying down on a tube that she was not trying to stop and collided with a parked snowmobile. The lift operator at the bottom of the hill ran off to help her and never returned. No one took her place for almost 45 minutes. We had to trudge up the hill to go. When someone finally came to operate the lift, most people had cleared out and we were able to go a few more times. Nothing was offered to us that shift for them being short staffed and leaving the lift unattended. I understand accidents happen, but they should have been better staffed for these types of situations. In addition, the lift kept going on and off. We went over Christmas break and paid $35/person. Pretty pricey for only getting to go 5 times and once having to climb the hill. I think it was fun, but can be better run.

1  Thank rcdcrobinson
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Good Price, good location, friendly people. But. The company needs more order, organization, and control in the use of snow tubing. The wait does not match the requested schedule. On the internet we requested time 11:00 am and they moved us at 12:45. That is not right. Our travel plans change. Then, in the waiting line, there are not enough implements to slide. Lots of clutter in the wait. Sorry, this is a tip as they can improve.

1  Thank Rosa A
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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.

3  Thank Lucie0256
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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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