Disco Bike Park is a downhill rider’s dream designed for all levels with lift-served access featuring flow-style trails. The park is located on the backside of Discovery and drops riders approximately 1,050 vertical feet. You can choose to keep your rubber grounded or attack the built in features including wall rides, bridges, jumps, logs and drops. The park is professionally maintained to smooth out jarring ruts and wash-boarding for a true pro-style experience. Inexperienced riders will have an opportunity every Saturday to learn new downhill skills during a 2 hour lesson from 11-1 pm. Please call (406)563-2184 ahead of time so we can plan for staffing.
For those looking for a warm-up, there will be a hill climb for riders to access the park with hair-raising descents and plenty of single track. For riders wanting to power themselves up the mountain, the trail-use-only ticket is just $8 or jump on the Silver Chief Chairlift for $38.
Discovery Bike Park is accessed via Rumsey Rd just south of Philipsburg.
- 1. Take Rumsey Rd for 2.8 miles
- 2. Veer Right onto Mears Rd
- 3. Continue 1.5 miles to the Silver Chief Parking Lot.
|OPEN:||May 21 – (closed Aug 2-Sep 2) Mid October|
|Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only||11 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Trail Use Only:||$8|
|Single Ride Park Pass:||$16|
|All Mountain Day Pass:||$38|
|Adult Season Pass:||$210|
|Child Season Pass (7-12):||$125|
No Bike? No Problem! Discovery Bike Park has purchased a fleet of new Transition Patrol bikes with 160 mm rear travel and 170 mm front on 27.5″ rims. This bike was voted the”MTB Bike of the year 2017″ by Vital MTB. We will have sizes to complement the junior rider Med through XL frames. Rental package includes downhill bike and full-face helmet; equipment insurance is built in. In order to load the lift and utilize your time for downhill mania, the rider can download the bike participation agreement here.
|Equipment Rental:||3 Hour Rental||Full Day|
|DH Mountain Bike:||$75||$115|
|Full Face Helmet:||N/A||$25|
Please Note: Riders must be at least 7 years of age. Helmets are required. Privileges will be revoked for breach of Discovery MTB Code.
Discovery MTB Code
RULES AND SAFETY
Discovery Bike Park is not intended or maintained for novice and beginning riders. It contains pro-level features and terrain appropriate only for riders at an intermediate, advanced or pro level. Before riding always inspect your equipment or have it checked by a qualified bike mechanic.
- Ensure your helmet is in good shape and properly adjusted.
- Inspect bike frame for cracks and damaged or dented areas.
- Ensure your brakes are adjusted properly to stop your bike while descending.
- Front and rear axles should be tight.
- Headset and stem must be secure with no looseness or play.
- Check that your tires are in good condition, with no tears or cuts in the sidewall.
- Handle bar and handle grips must be tight and unable to spin. Seat and seat post need to be fastened securely.
- Review trail maps accurately depicting mountain bike trails and appropriate levels of difficulty.
- Note and respect on-mountain trail signage and difficulty ratings.
- Sample ‘difficulty’ features at tops of runs. The most difficult feature or technical skill that a rider will face on a trail should be at the top so that it acts as a “filter” to discourage those who may not have the skill to ride that particular area.
MOUNTAIN BIKERS RESPONSIBILITY CODE
- Plan and dress appropriately for the weather. The lift may be shut down in the event of proximate lightning strikes and refunds will not be given for weather related closures.
- Stay in control at all times. It is your responsibility to avoid other persons and objects around you.
- Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
- When entering a trail or starting downhill, you must look uphill and yield to other riders.
- Please assist if you are involved in or witness a collision or accident and identify yourself to the Bike Patrol.
- Keep off closed areas and obey all signs and warnings.
- Stay on marked trails. Do not cut switchbacks.
- Stay off lifts and out of the Bike Park if your ability is impaired through the use of drugs or alcohol.
- You must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely ride and unload lifts. If in doubt, ask the attendant.
- Hiking in the Bike Park is not permitted.
- Do not feed, provoke or approach wildlife.
KNOW THE CODE – BE SAFETY CONSCIOUS – IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m new to mountain biking, can I handle this?
Disco Bike Park is a flow style course with optional features like walls, bridges, jumps and drops, but the rider can always choose to keep their tires on the ground. We are a perfect park to elevate your downhill skills if you are lacking experience. If you are new to mountain biking completely than it would be better to amp up the saddle time on cross-country style trails first.
What if I don’t own a full suspension MTB or helmet?
No worries, we offer a fleet of rental bikes featuring acclaimed Transition Patrol in frame sizes Medium thru X-Large; We also rent full-face helmets. Just inform the staff when you arrive that you need to rent a bike or helmet. Or book online ahead of time to insure an available rental.
What equipment do I need to bring?
We recommend a full-suspension bike with an MTB style helmet; full face isn’t required but recommended. Please wear closed toe shoes; gloves, pads, guards are completely optional however.
Can I get a lesson?
We do our best to offer lessons on Saturdays only from 11am – 12pm or 2pm – 3pm. Please email us prior at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (406)563-2184, M-F, 9 am – 4 pm to make sure we can staff your lesson. These lessons are typically an hour long (2-3 laps depending on rider’s ability) cost is $22.
Do I have to ride the lifts?
Absolutely not, if you would rather grind up the mountain before you descend you can access all the trails for just $8. You can also purchase a single ride for only $16 if you’re just not sure that downhill is your thing.
Are kids allowed to ride at Disco Bike Park?
For sure! Kids ages 7 and up are encouraged to check us out and start feeling connected with their bike. Helmets as always are required. We have also recently added a pump course near our park base area that is ideal for the little kiddos learning to ride, Strider and pedal-free friendly!
What hours are you open?
Disco MTB Park is planning to open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm beginning May 21st thru mid-October (weather dependent); Discovery Bike Park will be closed starting Aug 2 for scheduled maintenance and re-open again Sept 2.
Do I need to pack food and H2O?
Yes! We are pretty rustic, please provide your own snacks and water. We do have a porta-potty though😉
Is there an option to camp at Disco MTB?
We don’t allow camping overnight at Disco Bike Park, however there are plenty of options to camp at USFS campgrounds near Georgetown Lake, just minutes away.
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Contact & Hours
General Contact Info
Discovery Ski Corp.
PO Box 1250
Philipsburg, MT 59858
Ski Patrol Dispatch
(406) 563-2184 (option 1)
Hours of Operation
Thanksgiving - April 4
9:30 A.M. - 4 P.M.
10 A.M. - 3:45 P.M.
10 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. BY RESERVATION
TAP 'ER LITE BAR
9 A.M. - 4 P.M.
May 21 - mid-October
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
11 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Discovery Ski Area is operated under a special use permit with the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and is an equal opportunity provider.