Eagle Cliff Ski Association Events

2023-2024 Season Events 

ECSA Fundraiser 

October 20, 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Join us at Roam'n Around (512 Main Street Suite 140, Rapid City, SD) and contribute to our snow grooming machine  fundraiser.  Enjoy a Lost Cabin beer and help us move closer to our goal of purchasing a new machine for grooming Eagle Cliff winter trails. We hope to see you there!

ECSA Trail Maintenance Day

TBD-Stay tuned

We work with the US Forest Service to prepare and improve the trails for the upcoming season. Wear your work clothes and gloves and join us to clear trails and add markers to improve trail navigation.  Details for the event are forthcoming as is a sign up form to register if you are interested in participating in this effort.

Intro to Cross-Country Skiing (Part I)

October 25

This course is offered by the SD Game, Fish, and Parks Outdoor Campus. Participants will learn about benefits of cross-country skiing and the gear and equipment used for this wintertime sport. 

Beginner Ski

January 6 | February

These events are geared towards novice cross country skiers. Learn tips and practice your kick and glide! Check out our Past Events Gallery for more of what's in store with this event. Register for the event(s) to receive complete details. 

NOTE: This is a follow-up session for those who participate in the Intro to Cross-Country Skiing (Part I) course offered by the SD Game, Fish, and Parks Outdoor Campus in October. Prior to this follow-up event, participants should review Go Cross-Country Skiing in the Black Hills.   Although participation in the Outdoor Campus course is recommended, it is not required to attend the Beginner Ski events.

Adventure Ski

These events are designed for skiers with experience, but not necessarily expert status. Join us for 2-3 hour of fun exploring trails you may not necessarily pursue on your own that are deeper into the Eagle Cliff Trails system.  Check out our Past Events Gallery for a view of what's in store with this adventure. Watch for announcements and details on the ECSA Facebook page.