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OctoBEARfest Season Pass & Gift Card Sale

Save BIG on passes and more at Great Bear’s annual preseason sale October 20-22!

At OctoBEARfest, get the lowest prices of the year on season passes. Plus, get an extra 10% on Great Bear gift cards and sign up for our youth lesson program, Snow Riders Academy!



– Regular (ski & snowboard only) $265 (save $65)
– Family Regular (4 people in the same household) $901 (save $221) each additional pass $106
– Tubing Add On $100 per person (save $100)
– Rental $200 (save $40)

PLUS – Passholders from the 22-23 season receive a $15 credit on a pass for this winter!

– 10 use Ski & Snowboard Punch Card (lift tickets only, transferable) $250
– 5 use Ski & Snowboard Punch Card (lift tickets only, transferable) $135
– Private Lesson Punch Card (3 private lessons, 1.5 hours each) $155
– Private Lesson Package Punch Card (1.5-hour private lesson, lift ticket and rental for 3 visits) $370

Join the Snow Riders Academy! This 3-lesson youth program puts an emphasis on safety and fun, while allowing participants (ages 7 to 14) to move through the levels at their own pace. Each lesson is 90 minutes. Registration opens at October 20!

The January session will be held January 6, 13 and 20. If a class is canceled due to weather, a make-up class will be held January 27. The February session will be held February 3, 10 and 17. If a class is canceled due to weather, a make-up class will be held February 24. When the session is completed, each student will receive a bonus lift ticket! Each session is $200 (includes full day lift tickets). If the student needs rentals, it is an additional $100.

Additional ways to save on season passes (not valid online or on punch cards):
– 5th GRADE DAYS participants from the 22-23 season receive an extra 15% off
– SIOUX VALLEY CYCLE CLUB members and family (up to 4) receive an extra 15% off (upon presentation of offer letter)
– SANFORD HEALTH staff & Wellness Center members and family (up to 4) receive an extra 15% off (upon proof of employment or membership)
– MILITARY & FIRST RESPONDERS and family (up to 4) receive an extra 15% off with valid I.D.

To get any of the above discounts, please purchase your pass in person at Great Bear or complete the form below to purchase over the phone. Discounts valid for immediate family members.

Also, guests who sign up for ADULT SKI & SNOWBOARD LEAGUE or WOMXN OF WINTER ($50 fee) receive an extra 15% off.

Friday, Oct. 20 – 12 pm to 7 pm
Saturday, Oct. 21 – 9 am to 4 pm (11 am to 2 pm – enjoy food trucks, inflatables & more!)
Sunday, Oct. 22 – 11 am to 4 pm


Season Pass Benefits:
– Season Pass Sundays! On Sunday evenings from 6 pm to 8:30 pm (excluding holiday hours), skiing and snowboarding will only be open for season passholders and employees
– 4 buddy passes to bring a friend (each pass can be redeemed for either a lift ticket OR equipment rental).
– 10% off regularly priced items at Spoke-N-Sport through September 30, 2024 (some exclusions may apply)
– Deals at sister ski areas
– Free ticket to the Midwest Premiere of “Land of Giants” ski movie at the Washington Pavilion Nov. 10

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Please note, the Adult League & Womxn of Winter discounts are available online starting Oct. 20. For the Sanford, Military or 5th Grade Days discounts, please stop by the lodge or purchase over the phone starting Oct. 20 (once you've completed this form).
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