The Discovery Ski Club and Race Team is a non-profit parent-run organization that provides technical training for kids, promotes enjoyment of the sport, and builds confidence. We welcome all kids who love to ski and want to improve their skills. For kids ages 5-16, we offer:

  • An experienced coaching staff working with small groups
  • Two great programs that emphasize all-mountain skiing or race training
  • A race team
  • The chance to participate in USSA sponsored events
  • An opportunity for all skiers to demonstrate their skills in citizen races at Discovery Ski Area.


Enhanced Ski Program (ESP, ages 5-16)
This 10-week program (Saturdays) is perfect for young skiers (ages 5-16) eager to improve their skills and to become life-long all-mountain skiers. Participants should be able to manage equipment and clothing, load the chairlift, and ski independently.

Enhanced Snowboard Program (ESP, ages 5-16)
New this season, a 10-week program (Saturdays) similar to our Enhanced Ski Program that helps young snowboarders develop with supervision and instruction from our coaches. Participants should be able to manage equipment and clothing, load and unload the chairlift, and snowboard independently.

Freeride Team (Ages 7-16)
An 11 week program designed to give ESP graduates another option to continue improving their skiing or snowboarding.  Participants can learn and improve their skills in bumps, powder and terrain park features.  The program will not have a competitive base but events may become available.

Learn to Race (ages 7-16)
This is an 11-week program designed for all-mountain skiers (ages 7-16) who want to see what racing is all about. Skiers will learn racing basics through drills and directed free-sking.  Participants can test their skills at a kids-oriented fun race and enter USSA sanctioned races.  This will usually include a USSA race held at Discovery (if one is scheduled) and\or the Youth Ski League (YSL) championship race. USSA membership is required to compete in sanctioned events.

Discovery Alpine Race Team (DART, ages 7-16)
This program emphasizes race training and conditioning through instructional drills as well as focused free-skiing. Members may participate in USSA sanctioned events in Montana with a USSA membership. No race experience is necessary, but participants should be competent and confident all-mountain skiers (ages 7-16).

January 7th, 2017 Begin  (Register by December 31)
ESP $275*
Freeride Team $400*
Learn to Race $400*
Race Team / DART $500*

*Does not include lift ticket or equipment.
For more information visit the Discovery Ski Club website.