Over the summer you can quench your thirst for downhill adventure at the Discovery Bike Park! We’ve got season passes to the bike park on sale now — all summer long for $190. Swing by the ticket office or order online from the comfort of your own home.

Day passes are $32 and the park will open for its season Saturday, June 16. The season will continue through to mid-October.

We will be having semi-regular bike clinics and lessons throughout the year, so if you are feeling intimidated a lesson or two can be just the thing for developing those downhill skills.  No bike, No problem!  We have rental bikes available for those of you who aren’t sure or maybe want to upgrade, including the Transition Patrol.  Downhill bike rentals will include an appropriate helmet. 

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Easter Keg Hunt April 1

Easter and April Fool’s Day are one in the same this year. Once again, we are partnering with Philipsburg Brewing to host an Easter Keg Hunt on April 1st. No joke. Hidden on the mountain will be 3 (empty) kegs. Each keg will have a tag, bring that tag to the Philipsburg Brewing staff at the Tap er Lite bar upstairs in the Discovery Lodge to redeem for a case of P-Burg Brewing beer. You must be age 21 or older to participate and collect the prize.


What a ski season it has been! In case you didn’t get enough turns in at Discovery, we don’t plan on closing until April 8. We are still open 7 days a week through closing day — with winter weather still in the forecast. Stay tuned to our website for the latest conditions. Take full advantage of our ski season while the getting is good.

3rd-Annual Disco PBR

Echo Lake Trails Association is hosting its 3rd-annual sprint triathlon, the Disco PBR: Paddle/Bike/Run. You can enter as a team or individually, and compete for great prizes and bragging rights. This event is meant for fun and the distances make the event attainable for people of all ability levels. To learn more about the event, register to participate or sign up to sponsor the event, please click the link below.

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Season Pass Renewal Only $299

That’s right, just $299, the best deal in town. Current season pass holders have from March 1 to May 1 to renew their season passes for the 2018-19 snow. You can buy your renewal in person at the ticket office (before April 8, season close) or online. Of course you can renew after that, but the price will start to climb every 2 weeks after May 1. Don’t procrastinate with a price so great.

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Super Bowl Sunday – $28 Lift Tickets

In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, why not make your big game day tradition include a day on the slopes? Lift tickets will be $28 all day on Feb 4. Wherever your party takes you, start it off with a delicious microbrew from the “Tap er Lite” Bar at Disco.  A big day of skiing will make all the food and drinks during game time taste that much better. We’ll see you there!

College Spring Semester Pass – Sale Ends January 31

Ready to shred through your spring semester? Here’s a great opportunity with our Spring Semester Pass available for $210 for all full-time Montana college students. This pass is on sale in our ticket office now through the end of the month.

You must present proof of current, full-time enrollment at a Montana school when picking up your pass (financial aid documents, class schedule, tuition bill, etc.; student ID alone will not be enough).

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Montana Tech BBQ – January 28

Come one, come all Montana Tech Students! Join fellow classmates on January 28 for a day of skiing, food and of course discounted lift tickets and rentals. Present your valid student ID and receive your lift ticket for $24 and rentals for $13. BBQ available on the outdoor grill, compliments of Montana Tech.

Opening Day Scheduled For Nov. 23

Are you ready? Opening Day is slated for Thanksgiving, November 23, weather permitting. We will continue to be open Saturdays and Sundays only and then plan to be open 7 days a week beginning December 16. Check out our website’s events page to stay up to date with our latest news and events. See you on the 23rd, aka Turkey Day, gobble, gobble. Get your snow dance on!

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5-Pack On Sale Now

The greatest gift to give to your loved ones is on sale now and will run through Christmas Day. Purchase online and give that special someone or even yourself a little gift of love. This 5-pack is always transferable, so you can treat friends or family for a group ski day. By purchasing the 5-Pack the user saves $5 every visit. The 5-pack works best for those aged 13 and older. If you would rather purchase in person, the 5-pack will be available at Bob Wards in Butte, Missoula and Helena.

Youth Ski & Snowboard Teams

It’s back! Yes, Discovery Ski Education Foundation “Freeride” Team will be on the lineup again along with ESP (Enhanced SkiProgram), LTR (Learn to Race Program) and DART (Discovery Alpine Race Team). All teams start in January. Freeride will consist of 11 weeks of training for ages 7-16, with skiers separated into different levels of expertise. On-hill training will focus on three aspects of skiing: all-mountain free skiing, slope-style that is integrated into big mountain competition, and backcountry travel and awareness. If interested in signing up your child, please vist our teams page to register.

New Gear

The rental fleet for 2017-18 gained 40 new Burton boards and 30 new pairs of snowboard boots along with 16 sets of Elan skis and some more Kinderski-sized boots. In the last five years we’ve completely updated Discovery‘s rental gear. Skip the long lines opening day and get outfitted now with rental equipment for the upcoming season. We will be open Sunday, November 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.for season rentals. You can pick up your season pass at the same time.

Kinderski 6-Pack On Sale

For our youngest skiers, Discovery now offers a 6-Pack lesson pack. This package includes 6 half-day lessons for your 3- to 6-year-old child either during the morning or afternoon. Each session is only $28; it does not include rental gear however. The total cost of the 6-Pack is only $168 and can be purchased either at the Discovery lodge or on our website.

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Echo Lake Trails Association

Echo Lake Trails Association, the nonprofit group that maintains the nearly 20 miles of Forest Service cross-country ski trails near Discovery, has been very busy. Not only have the volunteers been constantly working the trails, they also added a ton of gravel to the Midway Parking Area. And — you can’t miss the new warming hut! Now you can park and have a place to change, warm the digits or just brag about your latest run down the EL trail. In September the association had a successful 2nd-annual fundraising event, “Disco PBR.” The event was a hit and incorporated a 10K MTB race, 1K paddleboard leg on Echo Lake and a 6K foot race that finished at Discovery Ski Area. Many more changes, most unnoticeable, also happened this summer and all contribute to creating a great network of user-friendly trails for anyone who enjoys Nordic recreation in the beautiful outdoors. If snow and colder temps persist, association volunteers will begin grooming November 15th. 

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While You Were Away

Discovery employees were busy this summer getting ready for the upcoming season! Mega truckloads of gravel were hauled in to the parking area closest to the Anaconda lift, making it less likely to get stuck in the muck this spring. We also added a new trail between the Limelight lift and Granite lift, providing access to make some more runs on the west bowl or take another thrilling lap down the “fingers.” Inside the lodge a fresh coat of paint was applied throughout the common areadownstairs and the Noel Shop. Ladies will be pleased with the women’s bathroom near the front entrance — this summer it got an updated, modernized look.