Looking for outdoor recreation with a bit of a thrill factor?  Welcome to January in Montana, home of some of the finest skiing in the world.  Let's take a look at what's happening at some of our area's ski resorts.


Discovery Basin is located just a few miles from Georgetown Lake and is reporting 75 percent of their runs are now open.  From novice to black diamond runs, Discovery has them with some of the most amazing natural scenery you will ever behold.  They have received no new snow over the past 3 days but have 64 inches of snowfall so far on the year and are reporting 36" at the top of the hill and 20" at the bottom.  Surfaces are groomed and packed powder and 6 of 6 runs are operating.  Tickets and passes can be purchased here.


Big Sky Resort is also reporting no new snowfall in the past 3 days with 46" reported at the base at the Lobo Weather Station and 33" on the base of the Lookout Ridge station.  Big Sky offers a menagerie of activities from Nordic Skiing and Ziplining to snowshoe tours and even headlamp night skiing.  Find out more here.


Maverick Mountain, 50 miles west of Dillon in the Grasshopper Valley, Maverick Mountain is less used than many of Montana's other resorts which is perfect if you are looking for untouched powder.  Maverick claims 42" at the summit, 15" at the base and it's surfaces are primarily groomed.  Adult lift tickets are only $45 and it is adjacent to Elkhorn Hot Springs where the naturally warm water feels extra special after a day on the slopes.

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