As the largest park in the Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Department, Great Bear features winter sports activities for the whole family. The park features 14 downhill trails, a terrain park, the Kirby Family Tubing Park, and cross country and snow shoeing trails that provide fun and excitement for all skill levels.
During the summer months, Great Bear provides the perfect setting for hiking, bird watching or enjoying a picnic on our 4-mile trail system.
Our location also provides the perfect setting for outdoor weddings, as well as group events. Stop out today and experience one of South Dakota's top natural attractions.
Downhill Skiing: 100% Open (bunny hill conveyor lift out of order until further notice due to mechanical issues)
Terrain Park: Open - 2 jumps, kink rail, straight rail and battleship box
Kirby Family Tubing Park: Open with 2 group lanes & 5 single lanes! (Closed Monday nights except on School Holidays)
Cross Country Trails: New snow, not groomed.
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Great Bear is a great place to learn how to ski. We rent the best equipment so you can have the best day on the slopes. Our downhill and cross country ski rentals are industry-leading Rossingnol products. We also offer snowboard and adaptive ski equipment at affordable rates. Combined with an affordable season pass for your favorite area or an all-area pass, you never have to miss a second of the excitement this winter. Adaptive Ski Equipment – Great Bear has a limited supply of adaptive ski equipment available to the public at no charge. Please call 605-367-6031 for further information.