UPDATE: According to a recent press release by Great Bear, "the Great Bear Ski Valley will open the Kirby Family Tubing Park for the 2020/2021 season on Thursday, Dec. 31 at 5 pm."

Great Bear is still having their annual New Year's Eve celebration by offering a fireworks show at midnight.

Skiing & snowboarding will be open from 9:00 am to 11:30 pm with limited runs (about 25% open) – special rates start at 5:00 pm with $15 lift tickets and $15 rentals. Tubing will be available from 5 pm to 11:30 pm for $10.


After one of the longest winter dry spells, it's time to hit the slopes. Great Bear Ski Valley opens today with limited runs. And that is all going to change with another snow system moving through the Sioux Falls area this week.

According to a release by Great Bear, the Sioux Falls recreation park is opening for the season at 9:00 AM Monday, December 28. Skiing and snowboarding runs will be open to everyone. However, the Kirby Family Tubing park opening is being delayed.

Looking for some outdoor winter fun? Great Bear is ready and they’re planning to ring in the New Year with fireworks at midnight on New Year's Eve. You can check out the extended holiday hours, rates, and snow condition updates.

Great Bear is also following the COVID-19 policies of the city of Sioux Falls to keep everyone safe.

The crew continues to make snow and hopes to open more ski and snowboard runs soon! Guests can check the trail status on the homepage of the Great Bear website for updates. Great Bears asks all guests to “know before you go” this winter.

Visit the Great Bear Ski Valley website or give them a call at 367-4309 for the most up to date information

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