Discovery Lift Cards
RFID lift access at Discovery means fewer lines and more runs.
RFID technology replaces paper tickets and wickets with a scannable and reusable Discovery Lift Card that you simply carry in your pocket as you enter chairlift gates. So, you just drive up and head up top.
Here’s how they work:
Purchase or reload your Discovery Lift Card anytime online to get our best rates.
1. Log in or create an account.
2. Pick your ski day(s) and add them to your cart.
3. Assign a skier / boarder to each ticket or card.
4. Select one:
- Add New Media if this is your first Discovery Lift Card OR if you lost your previous Discovery Lift Card.
- Reload Media if you already have a lift card from your last visit.
- Add Another Media Card to this Account if you have a lift card that is not currently listed on your profile.
5. Check out.
When you arrive at Discovery, locate our Ticket Kiosks in front of the lodge. Use a kiosk scanner to scan the QR code at the bottom of your purchase confirmation email. The kiosk will print your card with your lift ticket or season pass loaded and ready to use.
When purchased before Opening Day, you can pick up your season pass — loaded onto an RFID Discovery Lift Card — at our Guest Services or at one of our preseason events. (Season passes purchased after Opening Day will be picked up at a kiosk in front of the lodge.)
Carry your Discovery Lift Card on your left side, in a pocket of your coat or pants. Choose a pocket above your knees and below your shoulders. Make sure to carry your card in a pocket by itself — without a wallet, cellphone, credit cards or other items. Carry only one chip-enabled card at a time.
Head straight to the lift. As you approach the gates, they will open automatically. There’s no need to present your card or have it visible.
Keep your card all season. And hang on to it for next year too. You can load more ski days or a season pass on your existing Discovery Lift Card.
There is a $5 replacement fee if you lose or damage your card. Make sure to not punch holes or otherwise alter your card — the chairlift gates will not open for damaged cards. Lost, stolen or damaged cards should be reported to the Guest Services office immediately!
Need to know more? Check out our FAQs below. See you soon!
RFID LIFT ACCESS IS NEW AT DISCOVERY!
We are pleased to announce the use of reusable chip-enabled lift tickets at Discovery Ski Area for the 2021/2022 winter season. By going to our website you can now purchase and load your Discovery Lift Card from your home computer or smartphone, or on the mountain at one of our Ticket Kiosks — then head directly to the chairlift.
Lift Card FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
- I have an RFID card from another mountain. Will it work at Discovery? Can I carry more than one RFID card at a time?
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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.