On Monday nights get half price ski lift tickets and equipment rentals from 3 to 9 pm! (Not valid during holiday hours).
On Tuesday nights get half price tubing tickets for $4.50 from 3 to 9 pm! (Not valid during holiday hours).
Great Bear Ski Valley recommends that for safety reasons, pregnant women and children under the age of 4 or under 42 inches tall do not tube. The use of helmets is also recommended, but not required. Rental helmets are available at Guest Services. All tubers must purchase a tube ticket and only one person is allowed per tube.
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.
Every Saturday after 5 pm show your college ID and get $10 tube tickets, $15 ski / snowboard lift tickets, $15 equipment rentals.
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 greatbearpark.com/fifthgrade. Online 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.
Don't forget to bring a friend to experience the winter fun at Great Bear Ski Valley! All season pass holders receive two Buddy Passes per season. A Buddy Pass is good for an equipment rental and lift ticket.
2018-2019 Great Bear season passes are honored at the following areas:
Discounted rates are available for groups of at least 10 paid skiers, snowboarders and/or tubers. For group reservations call 605.367.7317 or email email@example.com.
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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.
- by Kevin Lopez, May 31, 20195/ 5starsGreat hiking. Greener than green. The trails were a bit muddy. We opted to stay on the more traveled roads. It was enjoyable. Heads up! Mosquitoes are treacherous. Bug spray did very little. They were less aggressive when I started explaining my political views.- by Tim Johnson, June 02, 20195/ 5starsI haven't skied here since I was a teenager. For the area, it's a great way to spend the day on Christmas break. I recently discovered all the trails in the area. I've lived in Sioux Falls most of my life and I've been here more this summer than I have any winter! Bring your bug spray, the gnats and mosquitoes are ferocious deep in the woods.- by Becca Nelson, May 26, 20194/ 5starsI bring my poodle here to hike frequently! It's fifteen minutes from my house. It's probably the nicest place to hike for a couple of hours that's not an hour's drive away. There are a nice assortment of trails to walk on!- by Megan Berry, May 22, 20195/ 5starsHad our wedding reception at Great Bear, and it was awesome!! Everything was excellent ... the food, the drinks, the decorations, ect. Jill and her team did a great job and made it very easy on us. Highly recommend this place!- by Charles Kent, August 11, 20195/ 5starsOne of the better kept places to hike. Doesn't stink half as bad as MOST trails is Sioux Falls.Rated 4.5/5 based on 343 customer reviews