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Come Work With Us This Winter

Spend this winter working at the most exciting spot in eastern South Dakota: Great Bear Ski Valley!

All online applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled to fill positions in Guest Services, Food Service, Rental Operations, Lift Operations, Ski and Snowboard Instructors, Day Maintenance and Over Night Snowmaking. All positions will be filled with applicants aged 16 and over (18 and over for maintenance and snowmaking). Those applicants aged 14 & 15 may work in food service, if there are any available positions. Information will also be available for anyone interested in joining the Great Bear Ski Patrol.

All applicants will be asked to attend Job Fair on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 11 am to 2 pm to complete their application and interview with department managers. If hired, team members must attend training on Saturday, Nov. 16. 

Benefits to working at Great Bear Recreation Park in Sioux Falls, SD include: 

  • $25 season passes
  • Employees children participate in our youth lesson snowbears program for FREE
  • Employees' children at home UNDER the age of 18 qualify for a $25 season pass!
  • Flexible hours
  • Great, fun winter environment!

Great Bear Recreation Park, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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Come to Great Bear for skiing, snowboarding, tubing & more in Sioux Falls, SD. We also offer a location for weddings, corporate events, family reunions & more. 605-367-4309 bear hiking trails in the summer.jpg 5901 E Rice Street Sioux Falls SD 57110 US 43.57800230 -96.66454690 2401 W 49th Street Sioux Falls SD 57105 US 43.50791580 -96.75540070 Su 09:00-21:00 Mo 15:00-21:00 Tu 15:00-21:00 We 15:00-21:00 Th 15:00-21:00 Fr 09:00-22:00 Sa 09:00-21:00 bear lodge.jpg

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. day-1.jpg tubing.jpg