About Great Bear
Great Bear Ski Valley opened to the public in the early 1970s. After several changes in ownership, the City of Sioux Falls Park and Recreation Department purchased the area in 1991 and entered into a partnership with Great Bear Recreation Park, Inc., a non-profit organization, to co-manage the area. Great Bear has fun for the whole family this year! Whether you downhill ski, cross country ski, snowboard or tube, Great Bear is a place you want to be this winter! The recreational area has 12 downhill trails serviced by a quad chairlift and 2 handle tow lifts. There is also the only Olympic size 1/2 pipe in the state of South Dakota!