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Address: Sioux Falls, SD 56215
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Not just for winter outings

Yes, this is a ski area, (although the vertical drop is miniscule), but during the summer there are miles of trails to walk through deciduous woodlands adjacent to the ski slope... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Yes, this is a ski area, (although the vertical drop is miniscule), but during the summer there are miles of trails to walk through deciduous woodlands adjacent to the ski slope. Most of the trails are well maintained and of gradual slope but a few are extremely steep and might be impassible if wet and slippery. Deer, turkeys and many... More 

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Gretna, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Found this online. Great place to take the kids skiing if you can't get to big mountains. Rentals and lift tickets are cheap. The food is good and fairly inexpensive. And they have a bar.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

For thirty-something dollars, two people were able to go down the tubing hill five times each within a three hour period. If you go here to tube, make sure that you go when all of the tubing hills are open and it is not extremely busy. Otherwise, you will spend the majority of your time waiting in line. There is... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Very nice place for beginners. Inexpensive. Easy to park and get started. 5 stars for Eric who gave us private lessons. He was very helpful and patient with us. The rental equipment staff were nice and very helpful, so maybe management took past comments into consideration when hiring for the season. The snow was nice and the slopes were in... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My review is based on the fact that this is a smaller skiing/snowboarding recreational park where there are no mountains just hills. (I think it is unfair to give this a lower rating because the runs are short or small). I think they have done a great job making this a fun place to ski and snowboard in an area... More 

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Freeman, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

If it wasn't in this area my review would be 3 stars but for South Dakota the park is very good. I hike the trails often and sometimes ski here. Both are enjoyable experiences. The staff is pretty good. I would recommend this to anyone from the area looking for a short trip.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

If you have kids the best tubing within 100 miles is just outside of town. There are three slopes from intermediate to the thrill seeker. This is fun for us adults too by the way. This is a great place to learn how to snow board and ski too and the prices are reasonable .

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Brookings, South Dakota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The girls at the front desk are so rude and very unhelpful. If you ask for assistance, they look at you like you are the biggest idiot....um service please. The management is just as bad. The place is ran poorly, and I would NOT go back due to the poor service by the front desk. The staff in the other... More 

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Brookings, South Dakota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The girls selling tickets were rude, snotty teenagers who didn't seem to care about anything to do with their job. They were rude to my two boys and serveral adults asking about pricing. I saw one manager present-she seemed as aloof and rude as the employees selling tickets. GM or whoever runs the place should invest in retraining, or rehiring.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Terrible service from lift/rentals to food, very much a take-it-or-leave-it attitude from a young staff. Helmet rentals are not available, only purchase, which gives you an idea on the legal advice they are getting for liability from personal injury.There was little is any grooming at lift entry and exit, very icy at the exit. A singles line which merges into... More 

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Address: Sioux Falls, SD 56215
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Sioux Falls

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