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Great Bear Recreation Park

Great Bear Recreation Park
5901 East Rice Street

Great Bear is where you want to be for skiing, snowboarding and more this winter.

 Great Bear Ski Valley in Sioux Falls is the #1 hotspot for winter sports in Eastern South Dakota. It’s a place your whole family can enjoy, with everything from downhill and cross country skiing to snowboarding, tubing and snow-shoeing. In short, we're the place you want to be this winter, and we’re just three miles from Sioux Falls!

We offer 14 downhill trails, a custom-built beginner area featuring a NEW conveyor lift, a full snowboard terrain park serviced by a quad chairlift AND a handle tow. And you can count on snow; Great Bear continues to invest in snowmaking and grooming equipment to ensure some the most consistent snow skiing and snowboarding conditions in the Midwest.

If you’re not into skiing or snowboarding, go old school, at the Kirby Family Tubing Park. Four lanes of thrills and chills, and no more walking up the hill, since the Park is outfitted with a custom-built surface-lift system. The only one of its kind in eastern South Dakota.

Great Bear Recreation Park is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media