6 Things to Do This Winter in Sioux Falls

Winter activities abound! Sioux Falls offers a large mix of both outdoor and indoor activities for people of all ages to enjoy during the winter season.

Hit the Slopes

Great Bear is a true winter destination in Sioux Falls for both locals and visitors. Take your pick of skiing, snowboarding, or tubing; all of which provide the thrill of gliding across the snow! Tubing is a great activity for the kids. Ski and snowboard rentals are available.

Go Sledding at a Park

Gear up for an afternoon of sledding at a local park such as Tuthill, Spellerberg, and Leaders. Bring your sled or buy an inexpensive one at shops such as SCHEELS.


Make plans to skate around the rink this winter. Sioux Falls offers several ice-skating opportunities during the winter season at McKennan Park, Tuthill Park, Sherman Park, Memorial Park, and more. See all outdoor ice rinks.

Take a Dip in the Pool

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the pool! The Midco Aquatic Center includes a warm water pool, recreational pool, 50-meter Olympic size pool, water slide, and more!

Climb the Rock Wall

Take your winter adventure to new heights… literally. Frontier Climbing & Fitness has several different rock walls reaching heights of 58 feet. There are options ranging from beginner to expert, so everyone can have fun here, no matter your level of experience.

Make Your Own Candle

Matchbox Candle Co. in Downtown Sioux Falls offers candle making workshops where you can create your own custom candle. These hands-on candle pouring experiences give you the opportunity to create one of Matchbox’s best-selling candles, or you can make your own fragrance creation with a mixture of scents.

5 Outdoor Winter Activities

Get out and enjoy the beautiful winter scenes and make the most of the season!

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