Amazing Place

by: Sanchopants - Mar 26, 2009

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 0
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 0

    Pros: Terrain, snow, terrain, lack of crowds, terrain

    Cons: Ummmmmm some of the people there said snow isn't always so great

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Mar 1, 2009

Full review

Ok, I usually ski in Colorado and was only at Discovery for one day so take this with a grain of salt. It was a Wednesday two days after a 19" dump. In the middle of the day it dumped for about 1-1/2 hours leaving about 6" of powder prior to clearing out. The front was meticulously groomed with wide expanses of virgin courderoy. The back was incredibly steep with interesting hucks and a consistently nice pitch. You could flow effortless power turns with little effort on the steep terrain. We found ourselves hitting Maverick with its deposited snow repeatedly. The furthest bowl was more standard black diamond terrain with less pitch but still really nice. There were very few people there. I've skiied a ton of places and would place it in my top three of all time (other two = Grand Targhee and Wolf Creek). Never hit the terrain park so can't comment on that but 7 Gables near Georgetown Lake had real good fried chicken!