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Cross Country Skiing Great Bear

Cross Country Skiing

Great Bear Cross Country Skiing

Explore the quiet beauty of Great Bear Ski Valley on our 4-mile trail system of groomed, cross country trails. Cross country ski rentals are available for $23.

As one of the top Nordic sports, cross-country skiing involves the navigation of snow-covered terrain, most of which relies solely on your body’s own strength and stride rather than the gravity used when going downhill. For this reason, as well as others, cross-country skiing can be an excellent form of physical fitness.

TRAIL UPDATE (2/21/19): Good. Last groomed 2/21/19

Benefits of cross-country skiing:

  • You get a full-body workout
  • Burn lots of calories
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Higher level of physical fitness
  • Promotes social engagement
  • Relieves stress
  • Improves endurance
  • Excellent form of cross-training
  • Connects you with nature

Trail maps are available at Guest Services. Snowshoes are also allowed on the trails, although Great Bear does not have snowshoe rentals. Great Bear does not make snow on the cross country trails and there are no lights for nighttime use.


Season Passes

Don’t miss out on a second of the excitement this winter. A season pass pays for itself in just a few visits.

Visit our  Sister Area Page  and check out other areas in the Midwest that honor Great Bear season passes! In addition, season pass holders recieve 10% off regularly priced items at Sun N Fun Specialty Sports and 10% off retails items at Great Bear (must present pass at check out). 

Single Skiing & Snowboarding Season Pass

Use this pass 11 times and it’s paid for!
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Single All Area Season Pass

The one pass that does it all, skiing, snowboarding and tubing!
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Single Tubing Season Pass

Enjoy tubing all season long!
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Family Skiing & Snowboarding Season Pass

Fun for the whole family!

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Family All Area Season Pass

Four Season Passes to ski, snowboard and tube for One Family.

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Family Tubing Season Pass

Four season passes for one family.
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Rental Equipment Season Pass

Rent your skis or snowboard from Great Bear this winter!
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Fill A Chair Pass (online special)

Buy 4 individual season passes on 1 order and SAVE on each!
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Punch Cards

Ten use transferable ski and snowboard lift ticket punch cards
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Gift Cards

Great Bear gift cards are good for lift tickets, rentals, lessons, food products and retail store items.

$100 Gift Card

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$80 Gift Card

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$60 Gift Card

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$40 Gift Card

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$20 Gift Card

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Lazer Tubing

Lazer tubing is back! Join us for a cosmic experience of lights, music and fun! This year  we will hold 5 session (weather permitting) on January 5  and 26, February 9 and 23, and March 2. All sessions run from 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm. 

Tickets are limited and only available online, reserve your spot today!

Tickets purchased will be available the night of the event at 9 pm  and are to be claimed by presenting the confirmation email at Guest Services. Tickets are non-refundable, unless Great Bear Ski Valley cancels the event due to inclement weather or other unavoidable circumstances. 

Click HERE to see the fun.

Lazer Tubing - March 2, 2019

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