Winter Vacation Rentals with Palmer Gulch in the Black Hills

October 9, 2012

Let the masses flock to Vail, Big Sky, Red Lodge, Keystone, and Aspen for the upcoming snow-filled holidays. For every ski mountain in Colorado and Montana, there’s an unending crowd of ski-bunnies and snowboarders hitting the slopes all at once, congesting the hill side and slowing the lines. Where is the joy in waiting an hour for the gondola that will transport you to the top of the mountain? Where’s the rush in navigating down a slope-side obstacle course of densely packed patrons in snowsuits and goggles?

The beauty of winter sports in the Black Hills is that you get the same cold, winter mountain atmosphere without the mountain highway traffic and overcrowded resorts—not to mention the sky-high prices of winter vacation rentals at the height of the snowy season. The appeal of western South Dakota’s two prominent ski hills is in the quiet, peace, and solitude that pairs with an active and exciting ski or snowboard vacation.

While you’re considering the obvious benefits of choosing the Black Hills over Colorado for your next ski vacation, bear in mind the comfortable, luxurious, and economic winter vacation rentals offered by the Palmer Gulch Resort. The executive cabins at Palmer Gulch are open all-year-round with amenities to facilitate a warm and cozy winter vacation and space to accommodate larger groups. With sleeping arrangements for up to 8 individuals, the whole crew can embark on a ski trip fit for the family photo albums.

When you arrive, you’ll find a welcoming fireplace to provide warmth and respite from the winter weather conditions. Upon the arrival of your first evening at the Palmer Gulch Resort, you’ll find that there’s nothing quite like finishing a day of skiing or snowboarding with a cup of hot chocolate or apple cider, a book, and a cozy spot next to the fireplace. Your group can dine out, or spend the evening at home in your winter vacation rental, cooking a hot and hearty meal in a full, in-house kitchen stocked with the necessary appliances.

Wake the next morning to fresh powder and cool, mountain air. The slopes are waiting, and you have your pick between two high-quality ski hills with expertly groomed runs and relaxing base lodges. At Terry Peak, you’ll enjoy the expedited uphill transport of newly installed high-speed quads. At the Ski Mystic hill, you don’t have to be a skier or snowboarder to enjoy the fun and excitement of a winter vacation—the Zero Gravity Tuber Park is an exhilarating spin on your traditional ideas about sledding! Shops for renting ski equipment can be found all over the Black Hills area—just ask the friendly front desk staff at the Palmer Gulch main lodge.

Palmer Gulch is an excellent location for pairing your ski trip with a variety of other wintertime activities in the Black Hills area. The Mount Rushmore National Monument is beautiful with a layer of crisp snow, and admission is open all year round. In addition, the mountains here in western South Dakota have trails for much more than skiing and snowboarding—consider renting snowmobiles for a joyride or snowshoes for a sparkling winter crunch through the snow. The Black Hills provides ample opportunities for wintertime adventure, and the executive lodges at the Palmer Gulch Resort are here to serve as your snowy home away from home.

About the Palmer Gulch Resort

To learn more about Palmer Gulch Resort, or to make a reservation, visit our website at or call 1-800-562-8503. Information packets are available for group gatherings, as well as GPS directions and maps of the area.

Last Modified: 06/25/2014 12:22:02 pm MDT