Posted: Jan 24, 2013 7:05 PM by Katy Harris KXLF News
DISCOVERY SKI AREA-The amount of snowfall at a local ski resort is down from this time last year, but the number of skier visits is up.
Discovery Ski Area has received 68 inches of snowfall for this season.
Last year at this time they measured 79 inches.
Skiers and snowboarders are aren't letting a few less inches of snow stop their fun.
Discovery Ski Area has had over 1,500 more skier visits compared to last year.
The ski area's Marketing Director Maggie Boland says, "I definitely think having our ski tickets be a little bit more under priced helps in getting a lot of our college students up here, a lot of our families to come. We've got a great learning program for kids and we really like to think about our families and the people in our small towns around us."
Ski School Instructor Sajia Bergeson says skier visitations are up because, "We've had a lot more blue sky, which always brings people out. The temperatures have been really mild."
There could be even more activity on the ski hill next year.
2 schools from the Missoula area and one from Arlee have decided to utilize Discovery to learn to ski.
Another school from Helena may join in also.
Butte Tech Day is January 27th at the ski area.
You can bring your Montana Tech student I.D. and receive a discount on your lift ticket.