About Great Bear Recreation Park

A Park for All Seasons

Great Bear Recreation Park features over 220 acres of outdoor fun just minutes from downtown Sioux Falls. From exciting winter sports to beautiful nature trails and indoor and outdoor event venues, there is always something great happening at Great Bear. Get directions to Great Bear.


Great Bear Ski Valley in Sioux Falls features unlimited winter sports activities for the whole family. Featuring 14 downhill trails, snowboarding 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‚Äôs largest ski resort.

Great Bear Ski Valley features:

View the map of Great Bear Recreation Park below. 

Ski Trail Map


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.

Group events

The Lodge at Great Bear offers an ideal setting for events of all sizes. Featuring both indoor and outdoor options and complete catering capabilities. Call 605-367-7317 to plan a great gathering at Great Bear.

Lodging Options
Great Bear has no on site lodging facilities, however Homewood Suites by Hilton,conveniently located in Sioux Falls near shopping, dining and on the way to Great Bear, is located at the Interstate 2-29 and Louise Avenue exit. Homewood Suites by Hilton does offer stay and ski packages beginning at $169.00. For further information you may reach Homewood Suites by Hilton at 605.338.8585 or at www.homewoodsuites.com
To contact Homewood Suites by Hilton, call 605.338.8585 or visit their website at www.homewoodsuites.com
For answers to specific questions about Great Bear Recreation Park, call us at 605.367.6031.