CLOSED FOR THE 23/24 SEASON

Downhill

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Tubing

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Terrain Park

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

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Nature Trails

OPEN FOR HIKING

8 am to dusk

WEATHER TODAY

[now:03/03/2024 10:29 am]vs[saved:12/22/2023 10:31 am]vs[updated:03/03/2024 9:31 am]~ API is NEW!!

Mostly Sunny 57°

Mostly Cloudy then Chance Rain And Snow Showers LOW 32°

Skiing & Snowboarding

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Tubing

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Terrain Park

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Hiking/Cross Country Trails

OPEN FOR HIKING

8 am to dusk

WEATHER TODAY

[now:03/03/2024 10:29 am]vs[saved:12/22/2023 10:31 am]vs[updated:03/03/2024 9:31 am]~ API is NEW!!

Mostly Sunny 57°

Mostly Cloudy then Chance Rain And Snow Showers LOW 32°

A Message To Our Guests:

We are sad to announce the official end of the 23-24 ski season. Thank you to everyone for all the support this winter!

Although we can never guarantee what each winter season will bring, we are mindful of the fact that season passholders did not have as many opportunities to hit the slopes this winter as we had hoped for due to the unseasonably warm weather. Therefore, we are offering a $100 credit for current season passholders toward a pass for next season.

A $50 credit for the 24-25 season will also be issued for guests who had a rental season pass and the tubing add on option. In addition, punch cards, buddy passes and gift certificates from the 23-24 season will now be accepted through January 31, 2025.

Season passes for the 24-25 season will go on sale October 25-27 during OctoBEARfest!

Tips Before Visiting

  • Confirm our operating hours, trail status and rates before visiting
  • Tubing tickets are available at Guest Services 45 minutes before session start time. Once we hit capacity, we will stop selling tickets for that session (Lazer tubing tickets must be pre-purchased). 
  • Please fill out the tubing waiver online ahead of your first visit
  • There are no capacity restrictions for skiing & snowboarding, lift tickets available at Guest Services
  • Equipment rental sizes are limited and only available on a ‘first come first serve’ basis – we’ll help you fill out the waiver when you arrive
  • Book your lesson online well in advance – limited availability 
  • Gift cards may be redeem at at all points of sale, including for food & beverage. However, we are unable to sell or reload gift cards for the remainder of the season. 

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Make Memories At the bear!

Great Bear Recreation Park offers more than 220 acres of unlimited year-round fun and excitement just minutes away from downtown Sioux Falls, SD.

As the largest park in the Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Department, Great Bear features winter sports activities for the whole family. 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.

During the summer months, Great Bear provides the perfect setting for hiking, jogging, bird watching or enjoying a picnic on our 4-mile trail system. Our location also provides the perfect setting for outdoor weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions and other private parties. Stop out today and experience one of South Dakota’s top natural attractions.

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