DISCOVERY SKI AREA




Winter Weather Advisory currently in effect for Discovery Ski Area. * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 2 inches below 5000 feet. 2 to 4 inches above 5000 feet with up to 10 inches in the higher terrain. * WHERE...Butte, Georgetown Lake, Highway 12 Garrison to Elliston, Homestake Pass, MacDonald Pass, Highway 200 Bonner to Greenough, Highway 83 Seeley Lake to Condon, and I-90 East Missoula to Bearmouth. * WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 9 AM MDT Friday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be affected.
  • Snowpack
  • 66.0"
  • Snowpack levels are currently 17% below the seasonal average of 59". The highest snowpack observed on this date in the past 12 years was in 2010, when snowpack depth was recorded at 81.0".
  • New Snowfall
  • Past 24 hours
  • 0"
  • Snowpack levels remain unchanged since yesterday, with the mountain sitting at a 66.0" snowpack and a 22.1" snow water equivalent. Perched in montana, Discovery Ski Area air temperatures were recorded at 30.0° at last check.

  • Air Temp
  • 32°
  • Forecast models predict more snow this week in montana, with up to 6" of new snowfall on the slopes in the next 5 days.

Seasonal Comparison

Compare snowpack levels this season from past seasons
Current Average Max Min
66.0" (-17%) 59" 81.0" (2010) 27.0" (2012)

Snow Forecast

Snow and weather outlook for the ski area.
  • Today, Snow likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Windy, with a west wind 30 to 39 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Tomorrow, A chance of snow before noon, then snow showers after noon. Some thunder is also possible. High near 39. North northwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Nearby Ski Areas

Upcoming snow forecasts for ski areas in the region

Area Hydrology

Compare snow and flow conditions for the watershed
Gauge Streamflow Stage
NF BLACKFOOT R AB DRY GULCH NR OVANDO MT
USGS 12338300
1,430 cfs 6.4 ft
BLACKFOOT RIVER NEAR BONNER MT
USGS 12340000
4,630 cfs 5.5 ft
FLINT CREEK NEAR DRUMMOND MT
USGS 12331500
43 cfs 1.9 ft
CLARK FORK NEAR DRUMMOND MT
USGS 12331800
487 cfs 2.9 ft
FLINT CREEK AT MAXVILLE MT
USGS 12329500
81 cfs 2.1 ft
BIG HOLE RIVER BL BIG LAKE CR AT WISDOM MT
USGS 06024450
88 cfs 2.4 ft
ROCK CREEK NEAR CLINTON MT
USGS 12334510
2,070 cfs 6.9 ft
BIG HOLE RIVER AT MAIDEN ROCK NR DIVIDE MT
USGS 06025250
1,520 cfs 4.2 ft
LOST CREEK NEAR GALEN
USGS 12323850
23 cfs 1.7 ft
CLARK FORK AT TURAH BRIDGE NR BONNER MT
USGS 12334550
2,800 cfs 3.7 ft
BLACKFOOT R AB NEVADA CR NR HELMVILLE MT
USGS 12335100
747 cfs 5.2 ft
WARM SPRINGS CREEK NEAR ANACONDA MT
USGS 12323760
70 cfs 2.2 ft
LITTLE BLACKFOOT RIVER NEAR GARRISON MT
USGS 12324590
202 cfs 1.2 ft
MIDDLE FORK ROCK CR NR PHILIPSBURG MT
USGS 12332000
576 cfs 3.2 ft
BIG HOLE RIVER NEAR WISE RIVER MT
USGS 06024580
112 cfs 2.4 ft
NEVADA CR AB RESERVOIR
USGS 12335500
40 cfs 2.1 ft
CLARK FORK AT GOLDCREEK MT
USGS 12324680
425 cfs 4.5 ft
FLINT CREEK NEAR SOUTHERN CROSS MT
USGS 12325500
29 cfs 0.8 ft
BIG HOLE RIVER BL MUDD CR NR WISDOM MT
USGS 06024540
877 cfs 3.7 ft
CLARK FORK AT DEER LODGE MT
USGS 12324200
149 cfs 2.6 ft
BIG HOLE RIVER NEAR MELROSE MT
USGS 06025500
1,390 cfs 2.7 ft
BOULDER CREEK AT MAXVILLE MT
USGS 12330000
88 cfs 2.1 ft
WARM SPRINGS CREEK AT WARM SPRINGS MT
USGS 12323770
31 cfs 2.9 ft
SILVER BOW CREEK AT WARM SPRINGS MT
USGS 12323750
65 cfs 2.0 ft
SILVER BOW CREEK AT OPPORTUNITY MT
USGS 12323600
61 cfs 2.1 ft
WILLOW CREEK AT OPPORTUNITY
USGS 12323720
12 cfs 4.0 ft
CLARK FORK NEAR GALEN MT
USGS 12323800
89 cfs 2.0 ft
MILL CREEK AT OPPORTUNITY
USGS 12323700
6 cfs 2.0 ft
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