Winter | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Winter

  • Winter

December and January both see avg. daytime highs of 38˚ with lows of 13˚; February warms up one degree with a high of 39˚ and a low of 14˚. During these months, towns like Lead see an average of 25+ inches of snow which draws many ski and snowmobile enthusiasts from all around. Average yearly snowfall in the Black Hills is over 200 inches annually, mostly occurring at elevations above 5,000 feet and typically between the months of November and April. 

Visit the National Weather Service for more up to date weather information.

Things to see & do in Winter

Suggested Itineraries
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Suggested Itineraries

Trails
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Trails

George S. Mickelson Trail
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George S. Mickelson Trail

Black Hills Travel Guides
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Black Hills Vacation Guides

Snowshoeing
Outdoor Recreation

Snowshoeing

Fishing & Ice Fishing
Outdoor Recreation

Fishing & Ice Fishing

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