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. A 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.

Please call 800-332-3272 or you may email us at info@fairmontmontana.comfor more information.

Whiskey Joe's Lounge is currently undergoing a major renovation and will be open 4pm midweek and 12pm Saturday and Sundays, with limited seating. The patio will be open and poolside drinks will be served.