by: anonymous_user - 24th January 2008

  • 4
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • Aprés Ski
  • Terrain Park
  • Overall Value

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My family tried Discovery for the first time recently and had a great experience. It is a well planned ski area. A safe & low key beginner area with significantly long runs for new skiers. New skiers can gain confidence there without getting buzzed by lift-bound hotshots. A second set of lifts serves an adjacent peak with a nice mix of varying intermediate trails with some expert runs. I spent the whole day on that peak while my kids were learning over on the beginner hill. The bowl shape means that all runs on this side of the mountain converge to the same general area, so you can check in on the kids or do a run or two with them, or make a quick stop at the lodge, without backtracking all over the mountain as you see at some areas that have outgrown themselves and have runs in all directions. The backside (north) has some scary stuff that keeps the hotshots over there.
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