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Discovery Ski Area

Discovery Ski Area

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

97

Rank in
Region

52

Rank in
State

8

Best time for snow at
Discovery Ski Area
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Discovery Ski Area

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Saturday
Day
1-2"
Night
0-1"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Monday
Day
1-3"
Night
0-1"
Tuesday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
1-2"
True Snow: 215" per year
Snow Quality Rank

112

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

136

Discovery Ski Area is ranked No. 136 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

8.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

1.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

40.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

136

Discovery Ski Area is ranked No. 136 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

112

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Discovery Ski Area

Core Strengths
Expert
rank
56
score
40.2
Overall
rank
97
score
58.6
Snow Quality
rank
112
score
52.6

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2388 ft

8158 ft
Base Elevation: 5770 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Discovery Ski Area

Discovery has no detail snow data, but we accept the published average of 215 inches snowfall, due to its location well leeward of the Idaho/Montana divide. Discovery is remote so powder can last a long time, even on its steep and expansive Limelight terrain.

Accumulation and Preservation

Blacktail’s early season accumulation is below average for western destinations. Exposure on its best Granite and Limelight terrain is north, so snow preserves very well there in the cold climate. Discovery is most reliable in February and March.