For more info, visit www.funski.org.
The inaugural Media One Funski occurred in 1989 as a cross country ski race. It was held at the Riverview Farm on a course in the bluffs along the Big Sioux River, 10 miles south of Sioux Falls. It was conducted as a fundraiser for the Children’s Inn and raised around $3000. 30 skiers participated. Today Funski has expanded to include an eclectic variety of winter events: skiing, fat tire biking, snowboarding, team snow tubing, Frozen Leg kickball, snow sculpture, zipfy sled racing and of course, cross country skiing. The event has become the premier outdoor winter event in eastern South Dakota and is the largest revenue generating weekend of the year at Great Bear Recreation Park. The event is closing in on $1 million in total fundraising for Children’s Inn, a domestic abuse shelter for women and children in Sioux Falls. The money raised is a 100% pass through to the operating budget of the Inn.
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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.