Join Us on the Slopes
The Discovery Ski Club and Race Team is a non-profit parent-run organization that provides technical training for kids, promotes enjoyment of the sport, and builds confidence. We welcome all kids who love to ski and want to improve their skills. For kids ages 5-16, we offer:
An experienced coaching staff working with small groups
Two great programs that emphasize all-mountain skiing or race training
A race team
The chance to participate in USSA sponsored events
An opportunity for all skiers to demonstrate their skills in citizen races at Discovery Ski Area.
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Enhanced Ski Program (ESP, ages 5-16)
This 10-week program (Saturdays) is perfect for young skiers (ages 5-16) eager to improve their skills and to become life-long all-mountain skiers. Participants should be able to manage equipment and clothing, load the chairlift, and ski independently.
Enhanced Snowboard Program (ESP, ages 5-16)
New this season, a 10-week program (Saturdays) similar to our Enhanced Ski Program that helps young snowboarders develop with supervision and instruction from our coaches. Participants should be able to manage equipment and clothing, load and unload the chairlift, and snowboard independently.
Learn to Race (ages 7-16)
This is an 11-week program designed for all-mountain skiers (ages 7-16) who want to see what racing is all about. Skiers will learn racing basics through drills and directed free-sking. Participants can test their skills at a kids-oriented fun race and enter USSA sanctioned races. This will usually include a USSA race held at Discovery (if one is scheduled) and\or the Youth Ski League (YSL) championship race. USSA membership is required to compete in sanctioned events.
Discovery Alpine Race Team (DART, ages 7-16)
This program emphasizes race training and conditioning through instructional drills as well as focused free-skiing. Members may participate in USSA sanctioned events in Montana with a USSA membership. No race experience is necessary, but participants should be competent and confident all-mountain skiers (ages 7-16).
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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
Nov. 10 - April 7
9:30 A.M. - 4 P.M.
10 A.M. - 3:45 P.M.
9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
TAP 'ER LITE BAR
10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
9 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
9 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
June 16 - mid-October
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.