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OctoBEARfest season pass & gift card sale!

October 14 at 12:00pm - Oct 16, 2022

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

At OctoBEARfest, ride the chairlift and 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 new youth lesson program, Snow Riders Acadmey!

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 $200 (save $25)

OTHER RATES:

  • 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) $360

Snow Riders Academy

Now offering a new youth lesson program – Snow Riders Academy! This 3-lesson 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 October 14!

The January session will be held January 7, 14 and 21. If a class is canceled due to weather, a make-up class will be held January 28. The February session will be held February 4, 11 and 18. If a class is canceled due to weather, a make-up class will be held February 25. 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 21-22 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 contact jlerdal@greatbearpark.com.

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

SALE HOURS

  • Friday, Oct. 14 - 12 pm to 7 pm (chairlift rides/Pa & Sons Food Truck  4 to 7)
  • Saturday, Oct. 15 - 9 am to 3 pm (chairlift rides 9 to 3)
  • Sunday, Oct. 16 - 11 am to 4 pm (chairlift rides 11 to 4)

 

Ride the chairlift and enjoy the fall colors! $5 general admission for the day or FREE for 22/23 season passholders (all participants must walk down). 

Plus, our friends at Spoke-N-Sport will be out. Stay tuned for more event details!

Season Pass Benefits

  • NEW Season Pass Sunday! 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 lift tickets to bring a friend (does not include rental equipment)
  • 10% off regularly priced items at Spoke-N-Sport through September 30, 2023 (exclusions may apply)
  • Deals at sister ski areas
  • Free ticket to the Midwest Premiere of "Anywhere From Here" ski movie at the Washington Pavilion Nov. 18

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