Discovery Ski Area is an alpine ski area near the old mining town of Anaconda, Montana
, off Highway 1 and is situated along the scenic Pintler Loop opposite of Georgetown Lake. Situated on Rumsey Mountain and Jubilee, the area consists of 4 different faces and provides for beginner groomed runs to expert bowl skiing. Not to mention beautiful accommodations and lodging ranging from mountain side chalet rentals and vacation rentals to cozy condo rentals.
The Pintler Loop a scenic circuit through the heart of the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness.
The Anaconda-Pintler is one of Montana’s smaller wilderness areas but also one of the most spectacular. This route makes a convenient circuit through the center of this fairly accessible wild area. It’s a great place for hikers from Butte, Missoula, or Helena to spend a three-day weekend in any of the surrounding vacation rental, condo rental, chalet renal and other accommodation options.
Discovery is a place for families to be together.
With 40 trails covering 380 skiable acres and a 1,300-foot vertical, you will find terrain to suit your needs.
There are great intermediate runs and outrageous, challenging skiing on the back side.
Snowboarders are welcome and cross-country skiers can glide along 5 kilometers of trails.
Amenities include a full-service cafeteria
offering a variety of homemade goodies, an outdoor grill open on weekends and busy days, a bar, picnic area and rental and sport shop. This all in addition to great self-catering accommodations, vacation rentals and chalet rentals dotted around the Basin.
Discovery Day Lodge is part rec room, part expedition staging area
; the ground floor of our day lodge has lockers, tables, long benches and big double doors that open straight out onto the base of the mountain.
Discovery Café is a bright and airy
café that serves up mountain views and a lively atmosphere. There's really no better place to connect with friends for lunch or a last run cookie. Just off the café, there's also a nice deck for grilling and gathering. It's as fun as it is filling.
For the little ones, there is Kinderski
, a center located just off our Day Lodge area, it houses everything from building blocks to coloring books to nap mats and is the perfect break room for the kids.
If you are looking for ski/ski out accommodation, a cozy chalet rental or a luxury vacation rental Discovery Basin has it all.