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Great Bear Ski Valley — Sioux Falls’ Winter Fun Destination!

Great Bear Park

Great Bear is the largest park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota featuring winter sports activities for the whole family! If you’re looking for a ski, snowboard, or snowshoeing destination in the Midwest — this is your spot! Keep reading to learn more about everything this park has to offer.

ERIK’S in Sioux Falls is just minutes from Great Bear. Swing by on your way to the park to pick up any last-minute items for your winter adventure!

We asked the folks at Great Bear a few questions to get to know them better. Here’s what they shared with us about their park:

What is Great Bear Ski Valley?

Great Bear is the largest park in Sioux Falls featuring winter sports activities for the whole family just minutes from downtown. The park is home to 14 downhill trails, a terrain park, the Kirby Family Tubing Park, and cross country and snowshoeing trails that provide fun and excitement for all skill levels.

Great Bear Ski Valley Skier

How has Great Bear been impacted by Covid-19?

As a ski area, we are used to adjusting to change. COVID-19 has encouraged many families to get outside and this winter will be no different! We have over 1,000 season passholders and many more locals and guests who are eager to hit the snow.

What changes has Great Bear made in response to Covid-19?

This winter, we are encouraging social distancing, good hygiene and requiring face masks so we can ensure a safe, long season! We have also invested in new technologies and products to keep our chalet clean and limit contact when we can, including through our new website.

Is Great Bear kid-friendly?

Yes! Winter enthusiasts of all ages are welcome. Children aged 5 and under get a free lift ticket and equipment rental with a paid adult or ski lesson (starting at 4 yrs old). We recommend children 6 and up go tubing as well! Great Bear is a great place to learn and practice how to ski and snowboard. We have equipment rentals and a great team of instructors to teach you! 

Does Great Bear have options for new skiers and snowboarders? 

Great Bear is a great place to learn and practice how to ski and snowboard. We have equipment rentals and a great team of instructors to teach you!

Ready for a Great Bear experience?

Head over to Great Bear’s website for info on tickets, rentals, lessons, events, trail status’ and more! And don’t forget, ERIK’S in Sioux Falls is only minutes from the park. Stop by, say hi, and grab any last-minute goodies you need to make your day on the slopes awesome!