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Skiing & Snowboarding Instruction For Every Experience Level

SnowSports School 

Whether you’re experienced or a total beginner, the experts at the Great Bear SnowSports School can transform your winter by teaching you to ski or snowboard. Our teaching methods follow the American Teaching System  from  the Professional Ski Instructors of America. Our professional staff of downhill ski and snowboard instructors focus on a positive environment, fostering progress at your own pace.

Each guest must sign a rental waiver if renting equipment and each guest must sign a Lesson Agreemnt prior to their first lesson. Copies are available to download and print here.

For more information about our SnowSports School programs or to schedule a lesson, please call us at 605-367-6031 or email Brennan, the SnowSports Director,  at bahnberg@greatbearpark.com.

 

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RATES

Private lesson$35
2 Hour private lesson$60
Semi private lesson (2 – 3 students)$25 per person
Group lesson$12 per person

Lesson punch cards! 

Want a great deal on an individual lesson? Great Bear offers a 3-use, non-transferable punch cards. Schedule a lesson time that is convenient for you. Punch cards expire December 31, 2020.

Private lesson punch card$85 (save $20)
Learn to ski punch card (includes lift ticket & rental)$229 (save $41) 
Learn to snowboard punch card (includes lift ticket & rental)$229 (save $41)

Saturday Snow Bears - NO CLASS FOR 20/21 SEASON

This 3-lesson program puts an emphasis on safety and fun, while allowing participants to move through the levels at their own pace. Snow Bears is for skiers ages 6 to 14 and snowboarders ages 7 to 14. 

Lesson Onlyn/a
With Rental Packagen/a

Thursday Snow Bears  - NO CLASS FOR 20/21 SEASON

This 3-lesson program puts an emphasis on safety and fun, while allowing participants to move through the levels at their own pace. Snow Bears is for skiers ages 6 to 14 and snowboarders ages 7 to 14. 

Lesson Onlyn/a
With Rental Packagen/a

Snow Explorers - NO CLASS FOR 20/21 SEASON

In this special introductory program, children ages 4 and 5 will explore what winter FUN is all about! While learning how to ski, with an emphasis on safety and fun, they will play skill enhancing games and participate in fun winter  activities. Snow Explorers is an excellent lead in program to our Snow Bears youth lesson programs.

All Students             n/a

Individual Lessons

Interested in learning to ski or snowboard in a relaxed environment with fewer students and a professional instructor? You can do it at Great Bear! Here’s what you need to know:

  • Reservations are highly recommended.
  • Semi-private and group lessons are only available to those 7 years of age and older.
  • For those aged 6 and younger, you must take a private lesson. 
  • Semi-private and group lessons are not preset by the SnowSports School. Those wishing to take one of these lessons will need to form their own group.
  • Lessons do not include lift ticket and rentals, unless otherwise specified.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to all scheduled lessons.
 

 

    Adaptive Skiing Lessons

    The Great Bear Adaptive Ski Program (GBASP) provides people with special needs the opportunity to enjoy downhill snow skiing in a safe and fun learning environment. The program strives to positively enhance the lives of the people we serve by promoting health, independence, and well-being.  

    We have a limited supply of adaptive ski equipment at no cost to the user with purchase of a lift ticket.

    People requiring special accommodations or equipment should call 605-367-6031 at least 48 hours in advance of their visit to allow for personnel and equipment scheduling. Special needs will be accommodated whenever reasonably possible. 

    Upon receiving your completed participant application, GBASP will contact you to schedule a lesson. On the day of your first lesson please arrive at Great Bear 30 minutes prior to the start of the scheduled lesson time in order to obtain your lift ticket, gather ski equipment, and be fitted for any adaptive equipment that may be needed. After fitting, skiers will begin an ability appropriate lesson with a GBASP instructor. While on the snow, adaptive skiers will be assisted by one lead instructor and up to 3 additional aides. Upon completion of the lesson, the skier and instructors will return to the lodge and debrief on the days achievements.

    Please download the GBASP application form, complete and submit to Great Bear at bahnberg@greatbearpark.com.

    Adaptive Skiing Lesson Rates:

    All lessons include 2 hours of private instruction, equipment, and a lift ticket.

    2 hour lesson $40

     

    If you do not require a lesson there is no cost for rental gear (if needed) with the purchase of you lift ticket. If you require assistance when loading or unloading the chairlift please contact us 48 hours prior to your visit so that we may arrange assistance.

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