Great Bear Ski Valley announced that they are closing today, Thursday because of the dangerous wind chills forecast as low as -30 in the Sioux Falls area.

The Bear did have some good news though! The Tubing Hill is opening for the season Tomorrow / Friday at 4 pm.

You can buy tickets online now at

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They anticipate opening additional ski and snowboarding trails throughout the weekend!

Here's what's happening this weekend at the Great Bear Ski Valley ...

TICKETS & RENTALS: At this time there is no restricted capacity on lift tickets! Rental gear availability is first-come, first-serve.

5TH GRADE DAYS: $10 5th Grade Days continues this Friday from 12 pm to 10 pm. Register online.

COLLEGE STUDENTS: Discounted tickets and rentals for College ID Night is Saturday starting at 5 pm

RACE: The first ski and snowboard race of the season is this Sunday at 1 pm presented by Homewood Suites by Hilton. Entry is $10 and all proceeds benefit ReLeaf by Sioux Falls Parks & Rec

TUBING TICKETS: Buy online to reserve your spot in a session before it sells out at and fill out our tubing waiver online

FROSTY FROLICS: Friday, January 7 is $5 Frosty Frolics tubing starting at 4 pm, buy tickets online.

LAZER TUBING: The first session of Lazer Tubing is this Saturday at 9 pm and tickets must be purchased online.

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