Hopefully you Plankers, and Ski Bums have taken the opportunity to dig out your skis, and wax them up during this little arctic blast we're currently experiencing because Great Bear Recreation Park is officially open!

Word has it the gang out at The Bear just wrapped up an incredible week of making snow at the park, thanks in part to Mother Nature and their snow cannons, and now it's time to hit the slopes!

Great Bear will be opening for season on Wednesday, December 14 (2016) at 3 PM.

For now, the activities will be limited to skiing and snowboarding until even more snow can be made in some areas.

Great Bear hopes to have the tubing hill open very soon.

It's easy to get to The Bear now that Rice Street is back open. Their normal winter hours are; Monday-Thursday 3 PM to 9 PM. Friday's 9 AM to10 PM. Saturday and Sunday's from 9 AM to 9 PM and they also plan to be open on Sioux Falls School holidays from 9 AM to 10 PM. All hours are subject to change.

Get a list of other activities happening at The Bear here.

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