Discovery Ski Area Review

by: mtskier - Dec 2, 2008

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 1
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: Friendly, good variety of terrain, small crowds, inexpensive

    Cons: Lacks sufficient snowfall, rocky, slow lifts

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2008

Full review

Discovery is a regional ski area drawing people mostly from within 100 miles and there is no lodging or nightlife at the ski area, but a few places 5 miles away around Georgetown Lake. You must stay 20-25 minutes away in Philipsburg or Anaconda for most lodging and nightlife. Discovery lacks good consistent snowfall, but by February most runs are sufficiently covered, yet you should still beware of rocks on steeper runs. Do not bring your good skis before late January. Another reviewer noted that the snow reports are not accurate, this includes base depths that are exaggerated (divide by 2).