Plan Your Trip to Great Bear in the Winter

When you come to Great Bear in the winter, be prepared to have a great time in the winter elements. You can print out our Winter Trail Guide or Ski Trail Map before you come to Great Bear or get one at the entrance to the park. 

Read our Tips for Your First Visit for additional information. If you need equipment, we have you covered. Whether you want to ski or snowboard, our team is ready to assist you with all your rental needs

Plan on Having a Great Time at Great Bear.

Winter Hours of Operation

Weekdays – 3pm – 9pm

Friday after Christmas break 9am – 9pm
Weekends – 9am – 9pm
School Vacation Days – 9am – 9pm

Hours subject to change. Please call (605) 367-4309 to verify.


Great Bear Recreation Park
5901 E Rice St
Sioux Falls, SD 57110

Directions and Map

Ski and Stay Packages

Great Bear Ski Valley and the Homewood Suites by Hilton have teamed up to combine a great place to ski, snowboard and tube with a great place to stay. Conveniently located at the intersection of Louise Ave and Interstate 2-29, Homewoood Suites by Hilton is the PERFECT place to stay for your visit to Sioux Falls, click here for lodging information