Great Bear Ski Valley offers a variety of terrains for skiers and snowboarders 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!
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.
Our 14 trails of downhill slopes provide the perfect winter playground for snowboarders, regardless of skill level. Great Bear features a state-of-the-art learning area and a new, faster conveyor surface lift make the trip to the top faster, increasing your time on the slope.
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.
Grizzly Terrain Park
Wall rides, rails, table tops and boxes make Great Bear’s self-contained terrain park a must ride for snowboarders and skiers of all skill levels.
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.
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!
Adult Ski and Snowboard League
Every Wednesday night the young at heart take over the slopes! Join us and make some turns, run some gates, and have some laughs in this social ski / snowboard league. Enjoy beverage specials in the Bears Den Lounge, visit with your friends, make new friends, or just come out and have some fun! Find us on Facebook at Wednesday Night Adult Ski and Snowboard League.
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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.