The Longest Snow Tubing Run In South Dakota Can Be Found At Great Bear Ski Valley

While some may dread winter, we here at Only in South Dakota happen to think it is a wonderful time of year because, despite the cold and snow, there is so much to see and do around the state. Not sure what we mean? Then we encourage you to spend the day snow tubing in South Dakota at the epic Great Bear Ski Valley.

Have you had a chance to visit this snow tubing hill?  Where’s your favorite spot to go snow tubing in South Dakota? We would love to hear about your experience in the comments! For even more wintertime fun, click on Here Are the 9 Best Places To Go Sled Riding In South Dakota This Winter.

Address: Great Bear Ski Valley, 5901 E Rice St, Sioux Falls, SD 57110, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center

Snow Tubing In South Dakota

February 04, 2022

Are there any sled riding hills in South Dakota?

Snow tubing is definitely a fun way to spend a winter day in South Dakota. However, sometimes we just want a good, old-fashioned adventure – and that’s where sled riding comes in. You’ll find some pretty epic sled riding hills in South Dakota, starting with Baird Park Sledding Hill in Aberdeen. Buckle up, because you’ll want to zip down the 25-foot hill over and over again. Morgen Park in Yankton and Spellerberg Park in Sioux Falls are also popular sledding hills. You’ll probably find some pretty epic sledding hills right in your own neighborhood, too.

Are there any ski resorts in South Dakota?

In addition to Great Bear Ski Valley in Sioux Falls, Terry Peak Ski Area in Lead is picture-perfect during the winter. Even if you’re a novice skier or snowboarder, you can sign up for lessons at the popular ski resort in South Dakota. (Public lessons are available for kids and for adults, or you can sign up for private lessons.) Spend the day skiing or snowboarding, or make a weekend of it. Terry Peak Ski Area, which often hosts events throughout the winter, sells both day passes and season tickets, if you plan to spend a lot of time on the slopes.

What are the best winter hikes in South Dakota?

Snow tubing, skiing, and snowboarding promise endless fun, but what about when you want to just enjoy the fresh winter air and drink in the scenery? That’s the perfect time for a hike. You’ll find a ton of winter hikes in South Dakota. For some of the prettiest scenery around, head to Mount Roosevelt Trail Winter Route in Spearfish, and don’t forget your camera. Chances are you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into a winter wonderland as you hike through freshly-fallen snow and maybe even encounter local wildlife. Good Earth State Park at Blood Run in Sioux Falls also features several picturesque hiking trails that are perfect in the winter.

Address: Great Bear Ski Valley, 5901 E Rice St, Sioux Falls, SD 57110, USA