SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The 40-year run of the chairlift at Great Bear Ski Valley has ended.

Workers dismantled the chairlift this morning in preparation for a new chairlift. The aging chairlift has been closed at various times throughout the past several years because of needed repairs.

KELOLAND’s photojournalist Kevin Kjergaard was at Great Bear when the work started today.