You saw the stories. Great Bear had it’s shortest season of the year, 35 days. Let’s face it, it will continue like this due to global warming, and I am not sure why we play these games every year.

But let’s look at the money, why are we funding this park in maintenance and operations to over a million a year for 35 days of skiing that we have to pay for again when we use it!?

Stop the stupidity, auction off the equipment and let Great Bear be what it should be, a natural recreational space ALL seasons and stop running it like an actual ski resort. Folks can use it when it works, no fees and no more dumping millions into a park that doesn’t operate much.

Always cracks me up when the city’s finance manager cries and cries about property tax increases we need and food taxes then they turn around and spend money on snow that melts the next day.

Priorities folks.

Shutdown Great Bear as a resort and let the citizens use it when they want to. Weather permitting.

5 Thoughts on “It’s time to convert Great Bear into a natural recreation space

  1. Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on February 26, 2024 at 11:07 pm said:

    “Great Faces, 35 Days of Skiing”.

  2. "Woodstock" on February 27, 2024 at 10:27 am said:

    “Pink?”…. “I was kinda hoping for Nine Inch Nails”….. 🙁

  3. D@ily Spin on February 27, 2024 at 11:18 am said:

    There’s no reason Great Bear can’t be multiuse. Mountainbikes, motocross, strong man competition, etc.. Florida has a ‘’Florida Man’ competition this year. It’s rednecks doing stupid things. What would ‘SoDak Man’ be? I’m thinking beer keg rolls, cow tipping, manure pie frisby, cattle calling, etc.. How about Pickleball with real pickles? Perhaps someone from the Attorney General office could simulate hit and run with an ATV knocking down a crash dummy. How about a pipeline surveyor course with paintball targets? Dignitaries could be Public Commenters. Bring David Z in on human rails. Pharaoh instead of Mayor?

  4. Tabitha on February 27, 2024 at 1:47 pm said:

    if we were fargo don the con would have been fired years ago for these failures

  5. They are currently adding Mountain Biking trails at Great Bear.

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