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Conditions

 

Snow Report

 

Snow Cams

 

Transportation
Transportation
AIR TRANSPORTATION

 

Sioux Falls Regional Airport 

Airlines operating from Sioux Falls include Allegiant, American, Delta and United.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
 

From North:
Take I-29 south to the I-90 interchange, go east on I-90 to I-229, south on I-229 to the Rice St. exit, then 3 miles east on Rice St. to Great Bear.

 

From South:
Take I-29 north to the I-229 interchange, take I-229 around the east side of Sioux Falls to the Rice St. exit, then 3 miles east on Rice St. to Great Bear.

 

From the West:
Take I-90 east to the I-229 interchange, south on I-229 to the Rice St. exit, then 3 miles east on Rice St. to Great Bear.

 

From East:
Take I-90 west to the I-229 interchange, south on I-229 to the Rice St. exit, then 3 miles east on Rice St. to Great Bear.

 

Mapquest address:
Great Bear Recreation Park, 5901 E Rice St., Sioux Falls, SD 57110

 

Lodging
Lodging
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Homewood Suites by Hilton 

 

 

 

 

One and two-bedroom hotel suites with fully equipped kitchens and complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast buffet every morning and an evening Manager's Reception with a complimentary light meal and beverages every Monday-Thursday. Hotel has a fitness center and indoor pool.  Offers ski and stay packages.

Extra person charges may apply

 

 

$119 and up

 

 

 

Staybridge Suites Sioux Falls

 

 

 

 

One and two-bedroom hotel suites with fully equipped kitchens and complimentary hot breakfast buffet every morning and an evening Manager's Reception with a complimentary light meal and beverages every Tuesday-Thursday. Hotel has a fitness center, indoor pool and complimentary Internet access. 

Extra person charges may apply

 

 

$109 and up 

 

 

 

Quality Inn and Suites

 

 

Guest rooms come equipped with refrigerators and microwaves and the hotel offers complimentary continental breakfast and Internet access.  Amenities include an exercise room, indoor pool and hot tub.

Extra person charges may apply

$84 and up

 

       
       
  • Additional lodging options are available in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Dining

 

Carino's Italian

 

Queen City Bakery

 

Monks House of Ale Repute

 

  • The are many family owned and chain restaurants in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
 

REAL ESTATE
 
 
 
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SERVICES

 

2010 - 2011 Rental Equipment Rates


2010 - 2011 Snow Tubing Rates


2010 – 2011 Lesson Rates

 

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Great Bear
Description:

Located just 3 miles east of Sioux Falls, 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. There is fun for everyone at Great Bear with a wide array of activities including: alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing at the Kirby Family Tubing Park. If you are into the more extreme side of skiing and snowboarding, check out Great Bear's Olympic sized half pipe, the only one in South Dakota.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent
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Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
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Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
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Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
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Lifts-Total number of lifts3
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-1-Beginner
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Trails-3-Advanced
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park1
Trails-6-Half pipe1
Trails-Total14
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run
General-Base elevation
General-Vertical drop
General-OwnerCity of Sioux Falls
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
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General-Snow making coverage
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC