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Great Bear Winter Promotions

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Season Pass Buddy Pass

Don't forget to bring a friend to experience the winter fun at Great Bear Ski Valley! All season pass holders receives two Buddy Passes per season. A Buddy Pass is good for a lesson, rental and lift ticket. 

Two-fer Tubin’ Tuesdays

Every Tuesday night you can buy 1 tube ticket $9, and get one of equal value free! (Free ticket must be used at time of purchase) In addition, enjoy 2 Hot Stuff personal size pizzas and 2 Pepsi soft drinks for just $12.99.

Wednesday Night Adult Ski and Snowboard League

Celebrate Hump Day every Wednesday night at Great Bear. Our Wednesday Night Adult Ski and Snowboard League is a great way to embrace the best that winter has to offer.  Race in the social ski / snowboard race league as an individual or get a team together. Enjoy beverage specials in the Bear’s Den Lounge. Visit with your friends and make some new friends. 

College ID Night

Every Saturday after 5pm show your college ID and get $10.00 tube tickets, $15.00 ski / snowboard lift tickets, $15.00 equipment rentals.

$5 Fifth Grade Fridays

Studies show that 5th Grade is the best age to learn to ski or snow board, and that’s why Great Bear started $5 Fifth Grade Fridays. Every Friday this season, area 5th graders receive a lift ticket, ski or snowboard rental (based on availability) and a group lesson, all for just $5! All you need to do is pre-register online at registration ends at noon on Fridays. However you can still register in person at the front desk Friday after 3 p.m.  Please bring a school report card. Fifth Grade Friday rates begin at 3 p.m. 

Sister Areas

  • 2017 2018 Great Bear season passes are honored at the following areas:
  • Terry Peak, Lead SD $10.00 off daily lift ticket after March 1st 2018
  • Powder Ridge, Kimball MN free lift ticket 
  • Red Lodge Mountain Resort, Red Lodge MT full day ticket at 1/2 day rates
  • Wild Mountain, Taylor Falls MN $10.00 off daily lift tickets
  • Spirit Mountain, Duluth MN $10.00 off adult tickets, $7.00 off childre 12 and under
  • Secen Oaks Ski Area, Boone IA free lift ticket (max 3 uses per season)
  • Ski Snowstar Andalusia, IL free lift ticket
  • Detroit Mountain, Detroit Lakes MN buy 1 lift ticket get 1 of equal or lesser value free
  • Sunburst Ski Area, Kewaskum WI 1/2 price lift tickets
  • Andes Towers Hills, Kensington MN $10.00 off
  • Mt, Kato, Mankato MN $5.00 off
  • Huff Hills, Morton County ND free lift ticket

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