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Skiing the Way You Love it.

Great Bear Ski Valley offers a variety of terrains for skiers of all levels. And with our advanced snowmaking equipment, you’ll be able to enjoy your sport all winter long. After skiing, come inside The Lodge and enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa or some delicious food by the fire. Have more fun this winter and buy your season pass today!

Snow Skiing
With 14 downhill ski trails featuring varying levels of difficulty, there’s a slope that’s right for you. Great Bear offers a state-of-the-art learning area (bunny hill) with a conveyor surface lift and a quad chairlift to help you maximize your time on the slopes.

Telemark Skiing 
Try skiing the way it was originally done! Tele skiing is making a comeback and the Great Bear rental shop has a limited supply of tele skis for you to rent. Come out Sunday mornings and jump in with the Sunday Tele Heads for some pointers!

Terrain Park 
Grizzly Park is our self-contained Terrain Park open to skiers who want to challenge their skills on rails, boxes, wall rides and table tops.

Cross Country Skiing 
Explore the quiet beauty of Great Bear on our 4-mile trail system of groomed, cross country trails. Cross country ski rentals are available.

SnowSports School 
Whether you’re experienced or a total beginner, the experts at the Great Bear  SnowSports School     can transform your winter by teaching you to ski or snowboard. Our teaching methods follow the American Teaching System, from the Professional Ski Instructors of America. Our professional staff of downhill and snowboard instructors focuses on a positive environment fostering progress at your own pace.

Check out our lesson packages

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!

Single All Area Season Pass

The one pass that does it all, skiing, snowboarding and tubing!

Single Skiing & Snowboarding Season Pass

Use this pass 11 times and it’s paid for!

Single Tubing Season Pass

Enjoy tubing all season long!

Family All Area Season Pass

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

Family Skiing & Snowboarding Season Pass

Fun for the whole family!

Family Tubing Season Pass

Four season passes for one family.

Fill A Chair Pass (online special)

Buy 4 individual season passes on 1 order and SAVE an additional $21.00 on each!

Punch Cards

Ten use transferable ski and snowboard lift ticket punch cards

Gift Cards

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

$100 Gift Card


$75 Gift Card


$50 Gift Card


$25 Gift Card


Bear Bucks

Bear Bucks are added directly to your season pass and are good for purchases, such as food, beverages or retail items that you may need to purchase at Great Bear.

$100 in Bear Bucks


$80 in Bear Bucks


$60 in Bear Bucks


$40 in Bear Bucks


$20 in Bear Bucks


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