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Plan Your Trip to Great Bear in the Summer

When you come to Great Bear in the summer, be prepared to explore nature at its finest. You can print out our Summer Trail Guide before you come to Great Bear or get one at the entrance to the park. 

Bring good walking shoes, sunscreen, water and snacks for your trip. You can even bring a picnic along to enjoy the beautiful trails. Pets are welcome on the trails, but be sure they’re leashed. Read our Tips for Your First Visit

Summer Hours of Operation

  • 8am – Dusk, 7-days a week

Address:

Great Bear Ski Valley
5901 E Rice St
Sioux Falls, SD 57110

Directions and Map

Bringing a Group? 

Bring your next meeting or event to Great Bear Ski Valley and enjoy our outstanding service and attention to detail. Call 605-367-7317 to talk with our event coordinator to learn more.

Great Bear offers an ideal venue in Sioux Falls, SD for:

  • Weddings
  • Corporate Meetings
  • Business Events
  • Company Retreats
  • Corporate Team Building
  • Reunions
  • Private Events
  • Family Gatherings
  • Group Gatherings
  • Birthday Parties
  • Anniversary Parties
  • ADA Compliant (elevators available)

Our event-planning services include:

  • Complete Menu Options (Appetizers, Prime Rib Dinner, Steak Dinner, 2 Meat Buffet, Burger & Brat Buffet, Pork Loin, Pasta Dinner, Sandwich & Salad Buffet, Breakfast Buffet, Desserts)
  • Beverage Service Options (Beer, Wine, Champagne, Liquor, Soda, Coffee, Punch, etc.) 
  • Event Arrangements
  • Décor Options
  • Special Requests

Your Guide to Outdoor Fun.

Great Bear Ski Valley offers a 4-mile (6-kilometer) trail system just waiting to be discovered. Our park, just minutes from the city, features the Ralph and Doris Wallin Nature Trail which winds through hills and valleys. Click the link below for the Great Bear’s summer trail map that will make planning a great day outdoors as easy as a walk in the woods.

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Great Bear - Physical Address

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 https://greatbearpark.com/media/library/fluid-mod-setting/12/logo/greatbear-logo.svg https://greatbearpark.com/media/library/fluid-mod-page/2/slideshow_home/Vanderberg_K_FS-8_2.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 https://www.facebook.com/GreatBearSkiValley/ https://twitter.com/GreatBearSF https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0KBXfjy1R8PGQxJXfz8Jw https://www.instagram.com/greatbearskivalley/ 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

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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.

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