Great Bear Recreation Park



  • Nature Area
  • Native Plant Display
  • Accessible Walking Trails
  • Walking Trails
  • Winter Sports
At Great Bear, we have skiing, snowboarding, and tubing fun for everyone. Located just 3 miles east of Sioux Falls, SD, we offer 12 downhill trails, 1 quad chair lift, 2 handle tow lifts, a terrain park with half pipe, and Eastern South Dakota's only tubing park and lift. With the latest snowmaking techniques, a recently remodeled chalet, and a qualified ski school staff, Great Bear is the place to experience the exhilaration of winter!

Great Bear is also home to the Ralph and Doris Wallin Nature Trails which provide summer hiking and winter cross country skiing. Click links for a Hiking Trail Map or a Cross Country Ski Trail Map.

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