Great Bear Ski Valley is the #1 place for winter sports in Eastern South Dakota. A family friendly place, Great Bear offers 14 diverse trails, crosses country and tubing to enjoy. The longest run at Great Bear Valley is a half-mile long! Be sure to check out the custom built beginner area where you can find a comfortable place to learn. As far as difficulty is concerned, there is a certain balance here with beginner trails, expert trails and a selection in the middle. Night skiing is available. 

Days and Hours of Operation

Mon-Thurs: 3pm-10pm

Fri-Sun: 9am-10pm

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About Us

The Midwest Ski Areas Association, Inc. (MSAA) is a non-profit trade association, which represents the interests of ski areas located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  The mission of the Midwest Ski Areas Association, Inc. is to represent the interests of the membership by providing resources that enhance the quality of service and product provided to the public, and to foster, stimulate and promote safety, education and growth in the industry.

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