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Great Bear Winter Specials

There’s always something great going down at Great Bear.

Monday Madness 

On Monday nights get half price ski lift tickets and equipment rentals from 3 to 9 pm! (Not valid during holiday hours).

$5 Tubin’ Tuesdays

On Tuesday nights get half price tubing tickets for $5 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.

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 5 pm show your college ID and get $10  tube tickets (save $3), $15 ski / snowboard lift tickets (save $11), $15 equipment rentals (save $11).


$10 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 $10 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 $10! All you need to do is pre-register online at registration ends at 8 AM 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. 

Plus, present your 5th Grade Friday card any day during the season and receive 10% off your lift ticket and equipment rental at Guest Services! Not valid with any other discounts.

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 receive two Buddy Passes per season. A Buddy Pass is good for an equipment rental and lift ticket. 

Sister Areas

2019-2020 Great Bear season passes are honored at the following areas:

Sanford Health

Sanford Health employees and Wellness Center members can receive the following deals this winter at Great Bear Ski Valley upon proof of membership or employment:

  • Additional 15% off a Great Bear season pass. 
  • Buy one, get one lift tickets, tubing tickets and equipment rentals Monday through Thursday. Excludes holiday hours. Not valid with any other deals or discounts. Limit 1 free ticket and rental per visit. 
  • 25% off any chalet rental April through October.

Group Rates

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

Winter Group Rates Tubing Birthday Parties

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Great Bear - Physical Address

Come to Great Bear for skiing, snowboarding, tubing & more in Sioux Falls, SD. We also offer a location for weddings, corporate events, family reunions & more. 605-367-4309 Shot 2020-03-31 at 8.18.38 AM.jpg 5901 E Rice Street Sioux Falls SD 57110 US 43.57800230 -96.66454690 2401 W 49th Street Sioux Falls SD 57105 US 43.50791580 -96.75540070 Su 09:00-21:00 Mo 15:00-21:00 Tu 15:00-21:00 We 15:00-21:00 Th 15:00-21:00 Fr 09:00-22:00 Sa 09:00-21:00 bear lodge.jpg

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. day-1.jpg tubing.jpg