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OctoBEARfest - Season Pass & Gift Card Sale

October 15 at 12:00pm - Oct 17, 2021

Save BIG on passes and more at Great Bear's annual preseason sale! 

At OctoBEARfest, get the lowest prices of the year on season passes, plus get an extra 10% on Great Bear gift cards and $10 off lesson punch cards.


  • Friday, Oct. 15 - 12 pm to 7 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 16 - 9 am to 4 pm
  • Sunday, Oct. 17 - 11 am to 4 pm

Unable to attend OctoBEARfest? Buy your season passes, gift cards and punch cards online starting Oct 15! Season pass rates increase Nov. 1.

Season Pass Rates for OctoBEARfest:

  • Regular (ski & snowboard only) - $235 (save $65)
  • All Area (includes tubing) - $369 (save $41)
  • Tubing - $139 (save $20)
  • Family Regular (4 people in the same household) - $799 (save $170) each additional pass - $100
  • All Area Family (4 people in the same household) - $1199 (save $145) each additional pass - $149
  • Rental - $180 (save $20)

Other Rates:

  • 10 use Ski & Snowboard Punch Card (lift tickets only, transferable) - $250 (regular price)
  • NEW - 5 use Ski & Snowboard Punch Card (lift tickets only, transferable) - $135 (regular price)
  • Private Lesson Punch Card (3 private lessons, non-transferable) - $75 (save a total of $30)
  • Private Lesson Package Punch Card (includes private lesson, lift ticket and rental for 3 visits, non-transferable) - $219 (save a total of $51)

We will not be offering Snow Bears or Snow Explorers this winter.

Additional ways to save on season passes (not valid online):

  • 5th GRADE FRIDAY participants from the 20-21 season receive an extra 15% off (upon presentation of offer letter)

  • 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 contact

Also, guests who sign up for ADULT SKI & SNOWBOARD LEAGUE ($50 fee) receive an extra 15% off - registration must begin online.

Season Pass Assurance Policy:  Due to COVID-19, Great Bear is announcing a modification to its non-refundable, non-transferable season pass policy.

After the start of the season, all Great Bear season passes are eligible for a pro-rated refund or credit toward a 2022/23 season pass in the event that Great Bear is closed for more than 10 scheduled operating days between the season opening date and February 28, 2022 due to COVID-19.

Prorated refunds and credits will be based on the purchase price of the pass minus 10% of that value for each day the pass was scanned during the 2021/22 season.  After 10 days use, there is no residual refund value on the pass.

Except as described above, Great Bear’s normal policies for season passes will remain in effect. Refunds and credits will not be offered for closures related to weather, mechanical or electrical issues. Additionally, we make no guarantees with respect to the duration of the season.

For questions, pleaes email Alexa at or call 605-367-4309.


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