fabulous terrain, no crowds

by: munson21 - Dec 27, 2008

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 3
  • Nightlife 3

    Pros: variety of terrain, good snow, no crowds

    Cons: long line for food, Beatrice is crabby

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Dec 1, 2008

Full review

Discovery offers 5 lifts that all offer different terrain suited for anyone's ability. The expert terrain on the backside is on par with most double-blacks offered at Big Sky or Bridger, and is better than anything you will find at Big Mountain or Snowbowl. Discovery's backside offers less vertical than many ski hills, but there is no wasted space, and the life ride is short. The poster who said base depths and snowfall are inaccurate could not be more wrong. Discovery has a web cam that allows people to see how much snow they have received. The snow is consistent, although huge storms are not common. There are options for lodging not far from the ski hill, including several close to Georgetown Lake. Discovery is the perfect place to bring the family without the cost and hype of Montana's bigger resorts. The lunch counter needs improved so that people don't have to stand in line like cattle. I usually avoid the cafeteria for this reason.