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Our webcam shots are updated every two hours to show the current weather conditions at the base area. The pictures on the right are taken from the deck of Ski Patrol building and show current weather conditions (the thermometer has an 11" diameter and is mounted 3" off the deck). The photos on the left are looking east up Lums Run off the Easy Chair.
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Our Lodging & Towns


LIVE AND STAY LIKE THE LOCALS

Discovery Ski Area has the great fortune of being surrounded by not only the gorgeous scenery of the Big Sky state but also some of the most charming towns in Montana. Whether you are traveling with your family or a group of friends, you will find a great place to stay after an amazing day on the slopes. Be sure to take it all in — the diners, the shops, the friendly locals, the lodging — enjoy Montana at its finest.

The ski area sits amid many lodging options in the neighboring towns of Anaconda and Philipsburg and nearby Georgetown Lake. Even better, their professional staffs will help you discover the friendly towns and entertaining nightlife throughout the area. From hot springs, hotels or B&Bs to renting a house, cabin or even a yurt, there is something for everyone. Please note: Discovery Ski Area does not allow overnight parking; the gate is closed at end of business each day.

ANACONDA AREA

Anaconda is named after the mining company that all but built Montana, and it still wears that history like a badge. A tour through town reveals pristine historic buildings and the well-preserved artifacts of mining, like the smelter stack located at the edge of town. Located just 25 minutes from the base of our mountain, Anaconda — with its variety of hotels, colorful bars and restaurants with delicious foods — makes for a great outpost.

ANACONDA LODGING

Pintler’s Portal Hostel


406-563-4555

Distance from ski hill: 22 miles (roughly 35 minutes)

Celtic House Inn


406-563-2372

Distance from ski hill: 21.8 miles (roughly 35 minutes)

The Forge Hotel


406-797-4100

Distance from ski hill: 25 miles (roughly 40 minutes)

Marcus Daly Motel


406-563-3411

Call to learn more about packages for rooms and lift cards! Distance from ski hill: 21.8 miles (roughly 35 minutes)

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort


800-333-3272

Call to learn more about packages for rooms and lift cards! Distance from ski hill: 32.5 miles (roughly 45 minutes)

PHILIPSBURG AREA

This is a perfect town for a winter getaway. Tucked right up against the Flint Range, Philipsburg has quickly become one of the most popular attractions in Montana (and was even featured on the “Today” show!). Downtown, you’ll find B&Bs, local bars and an amazing brewery, restaurants and diners, and shops — all situated along a main street you’ll swear you saw on a postcard. Be sure to plan a little time for shopping. P’burg’s Sweet Palace has wonderful homemade candy and the Sapphire Gallery next door features jewelry made with locally mined sapphires. Best of all, it’s only a short drive from Discovery’s chair lifts.

PHILIPSBURG LODGING

The Inn at Philipsburg


406-859-3959

Distance from ski hill: 17.7 miles (roughly 30 minutes).

Kaiser House Lodging


406-859-2004

Distance from ski hill: 17.5 miles (roughly 30 minutes).

The Broadway Hotel


(800) 877-4436

Distance from ski hill: 17.4 miles (roughly 30 minutes).

180 Loft


Distance from ski hill: 17.5 miles (roughly 30 minutes).

Spacious 3 Bed Home


Distance from ski hill: 25 miles (roughly 40 minutes).

GEORGETOWN LAKE AREA

Georgetown Lake is one of the prettiest places you’ll ever see and a recreation wonder in any season. In winter you can ride snowmobiles on the lake, strap on your skates or test your luck at luring giant trout up through the ice. Naturally, the lake is a magnet for vacation rentals and down-home resorts, so it’s a good lodging option. As an added bonus, it’s just a few minutes from our base.

GEORGETOWN LODGING

The Lakehouse


406-563-5253

Distance from ski hill: 6.2 miles (roughly 14 minutes).

Stone Cabin


Distance from ski hill: 9.7 miles (roughly 21 minutes).

Whispering Pines Guest


Distance from ski hill: 6 miles (roughly 14 minutes).

End of the Road Yurt


Distance from ski hill: 4 miles (roughly 8 minutes).

Snaggletooth Lodge


Distance from ski hill: 6.2 miles (roughly 14 minutes).

ADDITIONAL TRIP RESOURCES

Visit Montana


1-800-847-4868

Glacier Country


406-532-3234

SouthWest Montana


1-800-879-1159

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Contact & Hours

General Contact Info


Address

Discovery Ski Corp.

PO Box 1250

Philipsburg, MT 59858

Email

info@skidiscovery.com

Phone

(406) 563-2184

Ski Patrol Dispatch

Snow Report

(406) 563-2184 (option 1)

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Hours of Operation


Winter Season

Thanksgiving - April 9

LIFTS

9:30 A.M. - 4 P.M.

BACKSIDE LIFTS

10 A.M. - 3:45 P.M.

CAFE

10 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. BY RESERVATION

TAP 'ER LITE BAR

Open Fri - Sun 10am - 5pm

TICKET OFFICE

9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

RENTAL SHOP

RESERVATIONS ONLY

HALF-DAY TICKETS

12:30 P.M.

Summer Season

May 20 - mid-October

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

11 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Employment


We look for fun, energetic seasonal employees. From running the lifts and grooming the slopes to teaching lessons and working in the café, there's more than a season pass waiting for you when you accept a job at Discovery.

Discovery Ski Area is operated under a special use permit with the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and is an equal opportunity provider.