Terry Peak, the Heartland's tallest ski area with over a 1,100-foot vertical drop, is bringing back its Fat Tire Music Series beginning Saturday, Jan. 30, with Jalan Crossland performing.

The music series, held at the Dark Horse Saloon in Nevada Gulch, has become an après ski tradition at the Peak. Stop at the Dark Horse each Saturday through March 6 for a foot stomping good time, and enjoy a Fat Tire Beer with the entertainment.  There are always many door prizes to be given away and a chance to win a pair of skis from Peak Sports.

Crossland's performances have been described as, "More than just a great picker, his performances feature graceful delivery and genuine character.  Whether performing solo or with his band, Jalan's concerts are energetic, upbeat and fun."

Ben Suchy will be performing Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Dark Horse.  His solo music is styled more towards folk and blues along the lines of Mason Jennings, Xavier Rudd, John Prine, and Ben Harper.  It's roots-rock music that embraces folk, Americana, blues, and a little rock.

Terry Peak, located in the Black Hills of western South Dakota, sits just a few miles above Deadwood and about 30 minutes from Rapid City. On the western fringe of the Midwest, the resort is kind of twixt ‘n tween. It's geographically linked to the Midwest, but topographically has more in common with Western ski areas. Terry is often overlooked by Heartland skiers planning a western trip. That is a big mistake. 

The resort has over 30 runs - some up to two miles long - four chairlifts (includes two high-speed quads), a halfpipe and freestyle terrain park.  It offers skiing and boarding for all levels.

There are 80-some gambling joints in the mountain town of Deadwood, and the gaming offers a big plus for skiers and riders; low prices for lodging and dining. The discounts are designed to entice gamblers, but even in Deadwood, you don't have to give it all back at the tables. 

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