by: mtskier - 2nd December 2008

  • 4
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 1Nightlife
  • 1Terrain Park
  • Value
Friendly, good variety of terrain, small crowds, inexpensive
Lacks sufficient snowfall, rocky, long slow lifts

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Moderator - note this is an edited version of previous review. Please replace it with this. 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).
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