Dakota is a short blue run that skips Pearl's narrow cat track.
Though steeper, some skiers will find this run more pleasant and less intimidating than a narrow cat track.
Dakota is short and moderate.
Eastern exposure can become firm and scoured on cold days, and slushy on warm days.
The best time to ski this run, regardless of weather, is early.
However, it is typically only skied to get from the Lady Morgan area to the Empire area.