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Snowboarding at Great Bear

Skiing & Snowboarding


Skiing & Snowboarding at Great Bear in Sioux Falls, SD

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. 

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Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding

Our 14 trails of downhill slopes provide the perfect winter playground for skiers and 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.

Uphill skiing or skinning is prohibited at all times at Great Bear. Guests may not access the hill outside of regular operating hours and no uphill traffic is allowed during operating hours.  

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SnowSports School 

Whether you’re experienced or a total beginner, the experts at the Great Bear SnowSports School can transform your winter by teaching you how to ski or snowboard.

Our teaching methods follow the American Teaching System  from  the Professional Ski Instructors of America & American Association of Snowboard Instructors. Our professional staff of instructors focus on a positive environment, fostering progress at your own pace.


Grizzly Terrain Park 

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. TRAIL STATUS

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

Register for Adult League 21/22 season

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