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“Hidden Gem”
Review of Discovery Ski Area

Discovery Ski Area
Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Anaconda
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Owner description: Ski area that offers skiers a lot of terrain at a good price.
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Discovery Ski Area is well known in Western Montana for the great variety of ski runs it offers and family atmosphere. Discovery has great cruiser trails and also offers very steep expert terrain. You'll find something for everybody. Nearby lodging is limited, but many people enjoy staying in nearby Philipsburg, Anaconda, or Fairmont Hot Springs. You'll always have a great day of skiing at a reasonable price at Discovery. Oh, and season passes are about the price of three days of skiing at the larger, more crowded resorts.

Thank Ed A
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

For $40 bucks, its an amazing deal for the acreage, the long runs, and variety of terrain. You can run down double blacks all day on one chair, or cruise along several of their long groomed blues. The lodge is wide open up top so its not hard to find people, but on the flip side they really don't have a 'bar scene'.

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Reviewed 27 February 2013

We learned to ski here 25 years ago when it was $9?a lift ticket. Now after a week in Fernie BC we drive through for old time sake. Still great snow , long runs with perfect conditions and no lines to get on. All that for $40 lift tickets. The best skiing secret in USA .

Thank Jan B
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

Super Friendly Staff. Beautiful views and long runs. Uncrowded slopes. Great prices. No lift lines. Great food. Great lodge. Good access.

Thank SusansTravelJournal
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

We spent a day at the Discovery Ski Area recently, and while a couple of us choose not to ski/snow board, those that did had a blast. There are several runs to choose from for all skill levels and ski/snow board equipment rentals are available. The cost is average for this type of activity. They could use a few more toilets and sinks in the restrooms to cut down on the line a bit. The eating area, while fairly large, was jammed packed with an outrageous line between noon and 2:30 or so, and it seemed the staff were a bit slow. I observed one gal barbequeing burgers that handles the money and the burgers one right after the other with her bare hands; no gloves, and no hand washing. That was a bit disturbing to me. The food in my opinion was a bit over priced, but I guess that is to be expected when you go to a place like this. There appeared to be adequate parking. They had a fairly large deck with outdoor seating for those needing to rest a bit but wanting to enjoy the action. The view was outstanding. All in all, it was a beautiful day.

Thank Sue L
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