Snow Safety at Discovery
Discovery has it all for any style skier, whether you are taking your first ride on the Jubilee or needing that adrenaline rush down the Limelight Bowl. Along with all the beginner to intermediate to double black diamond terrain, skiing is and can be dangerous. It is your responsibility to know your limits based on your abilities. Please don’t attempt to ski extreme terrain unless you are able and proficient. If you fall you must be able to immediately arrest your slide and proceed down the mountain. Skiing on extreme terrain when you are not capable can cause serious injury to yourself and others. This action may cause you to lose your lift ticket.
Your Responsibility Code
- Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
- People ahead or downhill of you have the right-of-way. You must avoid them.
- Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
- Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
- You must prevent runaway equipment.
- Read and obey all signs, warnings, and hazard markings.
- Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
- You must know how and be able to load, ride and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
- Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
- If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.
Winter sports involve risk of serious injury or death. Your knowledge, decisions and actions contribute to your safety and that of others. If you need help understanding the Code, please ask
Be advised that you cannot board a lift unless you have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to negotiate or to use such lift safely, or until you have asked for and received information sufficient to enable you to load, ride and unload the lift safely. You may not use a lift or any ski trail when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Discovery Ski Area stresses kids’ safety on chairlifts. For FAQs on chairlift safety for kids, check out KidsOnLifts.org.
Risk of Avalanche
While snow safety and avalanche mitigation efforts help reduce the risk of avalanches, avalanches and snow slides may occur at ski areas, both inside and outside of the posted boundaries. Avalanches are inherent risk of the sport due to the nature of snow and its application on steep mountain terrain. Become educated on how to reduce the risk of injury or death from avalanches through your own actions and awareness. Visit www.avalanche.org for further information on the risks and prevention of avalanche-related injuries or death.
Freestyle Terrain Areas
Freestyle terrain Areas are designated with an orange oval and may contain jumps, hits, ramps, banks, fun boxes, jibs, rails, half pipes, quarter pipes, snowcross, bump terrain and other constructed or natural terrain features. Prior to using freestyle terrain, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with freestyle terrain and obeying all instructions, warnings and signs. Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground, and in the air. Use of freestyle terrain exposes you to the risk of serious injury or death. Inverted aerials are not recommended. You assume the risk.
Freestyle terrain has designations for size. Start small and work your way up. Designations are relative to this ski area.
- Make a plan: Every time you use freestyle terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and take off will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
- Look before you leap: Every time, scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know your landings are clear and clear yourself out of the landing area.
- Easy style it: Start small and work your way up. (Inverted aerials not recommended.)
- Respect gets respect:From the lift line through the park.
Each feature can be broken down into 4 zones. Identify these zones and have a plan before using any Freestyle Terrain.
Discovery Ski Area encourages you to educate yourself on the benefits and limitations of helmets. If you choose to wear one, please ski or ride as if your are not wearing one. Every winter sport participant shares responsibility for his or her safety and for that of others using the ski area facilities.
www.lidsonkids.org is a great resource for providing parents and other consumers with important helmet safety information complete with simple helmet sizing instructions to help ensure a proper fit.
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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)
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Hours of Operation
Thanksgiving - April 3
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
Open Fri - Sun 10am - 5pm
9 A.M. - 4 P.M.
May 20 - 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.