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Discovery Basin

Discovery Basin Ski Resort Guide

Discovery Basin, United States

Ski Area Highlights
Highest Lift2,484m8,150ft
Resort Height2,088m6,850ft
 Nearest AirportsSacramento and Chico Muni
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Discovery Basin

The American ski resort of Discovery Basin is in the American Rockies at an altitude of 2,088m6,850ft.


Discovery Basin has direct access to a total of 5 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,088m6,850ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,484m8,150ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


We do not currently have enough information to describe the skiing in Discovery Basin. If you have skied here, or know the area, please tell us about it in the Ski Forum.


Discovery Basin offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Discovery Basin.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Discovery Basin?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Discovery Basin.

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Ski Area Stats

Discovery Basin Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Cross Country
Total Length
5km3 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Discovery Basin Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,484m8,150ft
Resort Altitude (Discovery Basin)2,088m6,850ft
Lowest Piste1,800m5,906ft

Location and Map

Where is Discovery Basin?

This ski resort is in the American Rockies in Placer, California.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Discovery Basin is Sacramento, 34 minutes drive away.

Chico Muni, Modesto City, San Francisco and Reno Tahoe airports are all within three hours drive.

Sacramento is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The five ski lifts are able to uplift 3,400 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Discovery Basin open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Discovery Basin