Discovery Ski Area

Discovery Ski Area, Anaconda, Montana
Discovery Ski Area on Rumsey Mountain

High in the Pintler Mountains, Discovery Ski Area is known for light snow, high country, steep slopes, great cruisers and a friendly atmosphere. The 2 north-facing bowls offer some pretty steep terrain, while the frontside offers some excellent beginner and intermediate runs. Powder bowls, mogul runs, tree skiing, great boarding air, and well-groomed trails... there's something for everyone at Discovery. There's even lessons, rentals and world-class cross country skiing available.

This is not an urbanized resort: this is Montana Big Country and there's no condos in sight. There is a lodge, though, and the restaurant inside offers an excellent buffet. There's also a lounge in a cozy corner, upstairs in the lodge.

Discovery Ski Area is at Georgetown Lake, 23 miles west of Anaconda on the Pintler Scenic Highway, a wide, 2-lane, all weather Montana Highway convenient to the I-90. Missoula is 90 miles to the west. 30 miles to the east is Fairmont Hot Springs with 2 Olympic-size pools and 2 soaking pools (open 24 hours to registered guests). Fairmont also sports Montana's only year-round, 350-foot water slide. Fairmont is a great place to soak, relax, get a therapeutic massage... the lodging is affordable and Ski and Slide Packages are available.

Discovery Ski Area, Montana
Quick Facts about Discovery Ski Area
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Nearest City: Anaconda
GPS Coordinates: 46.256389, -113.241944
Google Satellite Map
Season: Late November - Early April (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Lifts: 6
* 3 triple chairs
* 3 double chairs
Base Elevation: 6,480 ft
Top Elevation: 8,150 ft
Vertical Rise: 1,670 ft
Skiable Terrain: 614 Acres
Average Annual Snowfall: 200 inches
Snowmaking: 4 runs
Number of Trails: 63
Trails Classifications:
Beginner: 20%
More Difficult: 25%
Most Difficult: 25%
Expert Only: 30%
Longest Run: 1.5 miles
Discovery Ski Area, Montana
Discovery Ski Area, Anaconda, Montana
Discovery Ski Area front side
Discovery Ski Area, Anaconda, Montana
Discovery Ski Area back side
Discovery Ski Area, Anaconda, Montana
Discovery's third face
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Discovery Ski Area, Anaconda, Montana
Cross Country ski trails near Discovery Ski Area logo
Aerial photo and Ski Trails Maps courtesy of Discovery Ski Area
Photos of skier and ski lift at Discovery Ski Area courtesy of the National Forest Service
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