Ski at Discovery Ski Area, Ski miles of cross country ski trails or tour backcountry skiing.
Overlooking Georgetown Lake, Discovery Ski area just 30 miles northwest of Fairmont, is ideally suited to all levels of skiing. Discovery features 3 triple chairlifts, 3 double-chairlifts and 1 pony lift. Cafeteria, bar, ski rentals and sales, ski instruction and a Kinderski-program for kids -ages 3 to 6- make Discovery an ideal family ski area. Discovery has 67 runs with 2,100 patrolled acres of skiing including a 1,670 ft. vertical drop with 6,480 ft. of base elevation on the Deer Lodge National Forest. Discovery is open daily 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Thanksgiving through early April, weather permitting. For conditions or information log on to Discovery Ski Area or call 406-563-2184.
Cross Country Skiing
One of Montana's finest nordic trail systems is located just west of the resort. The Mount Haggin trails are located on Mill Creek Road (SH 274) 11 miles south of Highway 1, near Anaconda. At Mount Haggin they maintain approximately 20 km of groomed cross-country ski trails in cooperation with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Approximately 10 km are groomed for skate skiing, and 15 km are groomed for classic skiing. Ski trails can also be used as access to backcountry skiing along the Continental Divide. The club also grooms trails at Moulton reservoir above Butte in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service. The trails here are generally not groomed to the same standards as at Mt. Haggin but there is excellent skiing and the trails are dog friendly.
5 km of groomed trails, plus many more miles of ungroomed trails are also available at Discovery Ski Area.
click here to view the Mt. Haggin Nordic Ski Trails.
Over 650 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in the Fairmont area are tucked away in the solitude of the scenic Montana Forests. Click here to see the many different locations and information.
Also available are ice skating, ice fishing, and guided ATV trips in the snowy mountains of Southwest Montana, click here for more information.