Originally Posted by Bob Lee
I have no problem telling the world about Discovery ski area in Philipsburg Montana (home of the last good kiss). And if it ever gets overrun, I'll take responsibility and perform suitable penance.
But I don't see that happening. THe place is small and out of the way, and has a great family vibe and some seriously steep backside skiing.
But I admit that's not my biggest ski secret.
I saw this thread & thought, "There aren't many secrets left" then you reminded me of Ski Discovery! I spent a day there in 07'. Here is an excerpt from my TR:
Tues. 2/26 SKI DISCOVERY
My friend Tim told me to try Ski Discovery. Great place with some very steep runs off the Limelight chair on the Backside. When I start out it is snowing lightly on my drive up the well-maintained dirt road to this ski area located about an hour west of Butte, MT. The snow banks are more impressive the closer I get. This place has plenty of snow!
I start the day with a couple of guys I met walking into the lodge. The place is relatively deserted, maybe 150 people on the mountain including a class trip down from Missoula. We take a warm-up on the main run on the frontside before I lose them on the backside.
My guide today turns out to be a guy named Scott. He leads me around, up & down the steeps & trees on the backside, till he has to meet a friend around noon. I take a few more runs before leaving for Big Sky.