Nordic Ski Trails

Cross Country Skiing

Did you know that Sioux Falls has three Nordic ski trails within the city limits? All trails offer a variety of skill levels, scenic wooded areas, and a surefire way to get some exercise. The Great Bear trail location also offers lessons to the beginning skier. So grab a friend, dust off those skis, and head for the trails. After any traceable snowfall, trails will be groomed following priority city snow removal. For more information call 605-367-8222.


Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum & East Sioux Falls Historic Site

1900 S. Perry Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57110

Parking available.

  • North Meadow Ski Trail: .6 Miles
  • South Meadow Ski Trail: .8 Miles

Arboretum Ski Trails

Sertoma Park Ski Trail

Sertoma Park, West 49th Street and Oxbow Avenue

Parking available.

  • 1.2 mile trail
  • Trail system includes wooded areas frequently inhabited by wildlife.

Sertoma Park Ski Trail Map

Spencer Park

Spencer Park, southwest of I-229 and South Cliff Avenue

Parking available.

  • Loop 1: .5 Miles
  • Loop 2: .5 Miles
  • 1 mile total
  • Very scenic area that has a smooth rolling trail.
  • Skiers will enjoy the open spaces as well as the wooded area views. 

Spencer Park Ski Trail

Great Bear Recreation Park

Great Bear Recreation Park, 5901 East Rice Street

Parking available.

  • 6 K groomed ski loop
  • Wooded area with varying degree of terrain.
  • Trails for beginners and the more experienced Nordic and Skate skier.

Great Bear Ski Valley

Skier's Responsibility Code

There are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal
awareness can help reduce.

  • Always stay in control. Be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  • People ahead of you have the right-of-way. It's your responsibility
    to avoid them.
  • Never stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
    Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and
    yield to others.
  • Always use devices that help prevent runaway equipment.
  • Observe all posted signs and warning. Keep off closed trails and
    out of closed areas.