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Adaptive Weekend at Great Bear Ski Valley

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Instructors at Great Bear Ski Valley teamed up with the VA and Sanford Health to give everyone the opportunity to try their hand at skiing. This was the fourth year of Great Bear’s adaptive weekend. It gives people living with visual or mobile impairments a chance to hit the slopes. Experienced skiers and volunteers are there to help…

Cold Temps, Wind Chills Suspend Winter Activities at Great Bear

Due to the wind chill warming, cold temperatures and high winds forecast over the next couple of days, officials with Great Bear Recreation Park announced Monday morning they are closed for skiing and tubing Monday, January 28 through Wednesday, January 30. The park will re-open at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 31. For more information and current conditions, please visit…

Great Bear Welcomes Fresh Snow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Snowy weather can cause some stress. While some are wishing for warmer times others were outside embracing the cold. “This is normal. It’s South Dakota,” said Snowboarder, Taya Kopman. For skiers and snowboarders there’s no better weather. “Actually took off my coat. Once you go down a couple of times you get pretty hot, so it’s not that…

Great Bear Open for the Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Recent cold temperatures have made for the perfect snow-making conditions at Great Bear Ski Valley in Sioux Falls. Staff there have been busy in the last few weeks making snow, which they do with their snow gun machines. All that snow has piled up enough to open for limited ski runs. Last year, the park couldn’t open…

Great Bear Prepping For Snowy Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – While not everyone enjoys the cooler temperatures, one Sioux Falls city park is jumping for joy. The rolling green hills at Great Bear won’t look like this much longer. While many flock to the recreation area for summer hikes, employees say it’s time to cover these hills with snow. Great Bear is getting ready, even if…

Great Bear Sees Record Day Thanks To Temperatures, Snow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Last weekend’s mild temperatures and unexpected snowfall brought a record number of visitors to Great Bear Ski Valley in Sioux Falls. Great Bear saw more than 2,200 skiers, snowboarders and tubers on Saturday. The park’s previous daily attendance record was broken by more than 500 visitors. Late-night lazer tubing on Saturday contributed to the record day,…

Great Bear Ski Valley Fully Open For 54th Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Even though it’s taken a little bit longer than expected, Great Bear Ski Valley opened up the slopes to the public for the 2018 season. Today’s opening marked the 54th season that Great Bear has offered skiers, snowboarders, and tubers from around the region a place to practice their skills on the slopes Employees of the…

Great Bear To Open Limited Runs On Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Great Bear Recreation Park announced Friday that it will open for the season next week. The park says there will be limited ski and snowboard runs and tubing lanes starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.   Categories: Local News, News Tags: Great Bear, Great Bear Recreational Park, Sioux Falls, south dakota

Great Bear Closes For Season Due To Warm Temperatures

SIOUX FALLS – The snow didn’t do much for Great Bear Ski Hill in Sioux Falls, they have decided to close for the season. The ski hill was open for 68 days this season and since they were open that long they won’t be giving refunds to anyone with season passes. A couple hundred people signed up for a tubing…

Great Bear Closes For The Week, Reopens Saturday

SIOUX FALLS – Great Bear Ski Valley announced on Sunday that it will be closed this week but hopes to open again this weekend. Great Bear attributes the week close to the warm temperatures. But with snow expected this Friday and with temperatures dipping back into the 30’s this weekend they hope to open again on Saturday. Great Bear Ski…

Kirby Family Tubing Park Will Open Tuesday At Great Bear

SIOUX FALLS – Great Bear Recreation Park announces that the Kirby Family Tubing Park will open for the season at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Enjoy Two’fer Tubing Tuesdays! Buy one regularly priced tube ticket, get one free. Free ticket must be used at the time of purchase. Purchase gift cards and season passes online at www.greatbearpark.com or…

Great Bear Opening Limited Runs For The Season

Wednesday, December 14, at 3 p.m. The Chairlift Will Be Open For Limited Runs

Great Bear Recreation Park is excited to announce it will open for the season at 3 p.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The chairlift will open limited runs for skiing and snowboarding. The Kirby Family Tubing Park is not open at this time, but will open at a later date. Purchase gift cards and season passes online at www.greatbearpark.com or at…