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Great Bear Skiing

Winter at Great Bear Ski Valley

Sioux Falls’ Top Destination for Winter Fun.

Button up and come on down for unlimited winter fun at Great Bear Ski Valley. Whatever your skill level, you’ll find the perfect slopes and trails for a great day. With 14 downhill skiing and snowboarding trails, telemark skiing, 12 snow tubing lanes, cross country ski trails, and other snowsports, there is something here for people of all ages. We offer eastern South Dakota’s only tubing lift in our Kirby Family Tubing Park.

We have equipment rentals available for snow skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding and adaptive skiing. 

Tips for your first visit Plan Your Trip

Great Bear is ready for you to have a great time. If this is your  first visit to Great Bear, we will help you every step of the way. Our snow park includes the following: 

  • 14 ski/snowboard downhill trails
  • Terrain park
  • 1 quad chairlift
  • 2 conveyor style lifts
  • 1 Rope tow  
  • 6 levels of  Ski/Snowboard Lessons  from our PSIA certified  SnowSports School
  • 4 mile (6 kilometer) trail system of groomed cross country ski trails. 
  • 8 to 12 tubing lanes so you won’t have to wait long to get to the top and ride down! 
  • Equipment rental

Snowmaking and Grooming 

Great Bear’s team works hard to ensure we provide the best experience for all our guests. We pride ourselves on being able to cover 100% of our ski, snowboard and tubing trails with the latest in snowmaking and snow grooming technology, including: 

  • 17 snow guns
  • 2 snow cats
  • Dedicated team working overnight to ensure your snow is powder fresh!
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Our Winter Trail Map Lets You Follow Your Passion.

From thrilling downhill runs and the excitement of Grizzly Terrain Park to the quiet serenity of our 4-mile trail system of cross country ski trails, there’s something for everyone at Great Bear Ski Valley. Click the link below to map out a great day on Great Bear’s trails.

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