Discovery Basin Ski Area, Montana

Discovery Basin Ski Area
Outrageously Challenging Skiing

Discovery Basin Ski Area is located in Deer Lodge National Forest in Anaconda, Mont.

Discovery is a place for families to be together. With 40 trails covering 380 skiable acres and a 1,300-foot vertical, you will find terrain to suit your needs.

There are great intermediate runs and outrageous, challenging skiing on the back side. Snowboarders are welcome.

Cross-country skiers can glide along 5 kilometers of trails.

Amenities include a full-service cafeteria offering a variety of homemade goodies, an outdoor grill open on weekends and busy days, a bar, picnic area and rental and sport shop.

Mountain Statistics for Discovery Basin Ski Area
Base Elevation: 6,480 ft (1,975 m)
Summit Elevation: 8,150 ft (2,484 m)
Vertical Drop: 1,670 ft (509 m)
Skiable Area: 614 acres (249 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 200 in (508 cm)
Longest Run: 7,920 ft (2,414 m)
Snowmaking: 12 %
Number of Lifts: 6
Uphill Lift Capacity: 4,300 per hour
Types of Lifts: 3 Double Chairs
3 Triple Chair
Number of Trails: 63
Trail Ratings for Discovery Basin Ski Area
Easiest: Easiest 20%
More Difficult: More Difficult 25%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 25%
Experts Only: Experts Only 30%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Discovery Basin Ski Area
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Required: Yes
Cross Country: 5 km
Half Pipe: Yes