Great Bear Ski Valley features over 220 acres of outdoor fun just minutes from downtown Sioux Falls. From exciting winter sports and beautiful nature trails to indoor and outdoor event venues, there is always something great happening at Great Bear.
Great Bear Ski Valley in Sioux Falls features unlimited winter sports activities for the whole family. The park features 14 downhill trails, a terrain park, Kirby Family Tubing Park, and cross country and snow shoeing trails that provide fun and excitement for all skill levels. Great Bear also offers lessons and complete equipment rentals. Get the most out of winter at eastern South Dakota’s largest ski resort.
From challenging backcountry hikes to relaxing nature strolls, Great Bear offers a beautiful escape to nature just minutes from Sioux Falls. The Ralph and Doris Wallin Nature trail system, nearly 4 miles of trails, provides 3 distinct trail loops through hills and valleys with scenic views. Choose your path and choose to have great day at Great Bear.
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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.
- by Kevin Lopez, May 31, 20195/ 5starsGreat hiking. Greener than green. The trails were a bit muddy. We opted to stay on the more traveled roads. It was enjoyable. Heads up! Mosquitoes are treacherous. Bug spray did very little. They were less aggressive when I started explaining my political views.- by Tim Johnson, June 02, 20195/ 5starsI haven't skied here since I was a teenager. For the area, it's a great way to spend the day on Christmas break. I recently discovered all the trails in the area. I've lived in Sioux Falls most of my life and I've been here more this summer than I have any winter! Bring your bug spray, the gnats and mosquitoes are ferocious deep in the woods.- by Becca Nelson, May 26, 20194/ 5starsI bring my poodle here to hike frequently! It's fifteen minutes from my house. It's probably the nicest place to hike for a couple of hours that's not an hour's drive away. There are a nice assortment of trails to walk on!- by Megan Berry, May 22, 20195/ 5starsHad our wedding reception at Great Bear, and it was awesome!! Everything was excellent ... the food, the drinks, the decorations, ect. Jill and her team did a great job and made it very easy on us. Highly recommend this place!- by Charles Kent, August 11, 20195/ 5starsOne of the better kept places to hike. Doesn't stink half as bad as MOST trails is Sioux Falls.Rated 4.5/5 based on 343 customer reviews