Spring in the County means that everyone is beginning to enjoy their summer activities. For some of us that means the first 14er hikes of the summer, the first long bike rides, or the first time in the water on the lakes and in the rivers. A lot of folks are hitting the courses, and we’re not talking about the regular $150 a round courses. We’re talking about the free, relaxed, and casual disc golf courses. Its spring, the weather is beautiful and the disc golf courses are very popular.
Beginning to Play:
If you don’t play, its an easy game to pick up and not an expensive one either! Usually a starter kit of 3 discs (a driver, a mid range, and a putter) can be purchased for about $30-$40, far less than your average set of golf clubs. Disc golf is played very similarly to regular golf. Your discs serve as both your club and your ball. Instead of holes there are posts with baskets attached to them. In order to hole out you throw your disc into the chains at the basket which drops it in. Every hole has a par associated with it like regular golf and the number of throws it takes to get the disc in the basket is the number of strokes you get on the hole.
Disc Golf is no easy game though! While it is seemingly easier to become proficient at Disc Golf than the regular variety, the obstacles and distance of the holes make it no easy task to score well. For the casual player though it can be very relaxing and a nice break from the norm.
In Summit County there are 2 courses to test your talents in a high alpine environment. While most courses in the front range of Denver are played in parks with grass and limited obstacles, both the Frisco and Copper Mountain courses have heavily wooded sections which can be extremely difficult even for experienced players. The Frisco Adventure Park is right along Lake Dillon and offers beautiful scenery, along with Mountain Biking and hiking trails, and both bike and skate parks. Bring a jacket just in case, and get out there and enjoy the day!
The Frisco Adventure Park has a snow tubing special 4 pack offer this weekend! Grab some friends and family, and head to nearby Frisco, CO this Sunday, December 11th from 11:00am – 4:00pm to take advantage of this great special! Just minutes from our lodging at Keystone Resort, Frisco is a beautiful town with an amazing adventure park.
This special package is broken down into runs instead of 1 hour time blocks for tubing. You’ll receive 16 runs down the tubing hill between 11am and 4pm, which means plenty of time to enjoy the ride!
$55 gets you:
16 single ride tickets
4 bags of chips
Contact a SummitCove vacation planner for the best pricing on Keystone lodging this weekend, as you head to Summit County to enjoy some winter activities!
The Frisco Adventure Park Tubing Hill is expected to open for Thanksgiving weekend, and some big things are already in the works! The new adventure park is located just minutes away from Keystone Resort, and will be a great addition to the winter activities available in Summit County.
The Summit Daily News has reported that the Town of Frisco has spoken with the Copper Mountain Ski and Ride School about offering beginner ski lessons at the Adventure Park. The soonest that the partnership would begin is February 2012, once the details have been ironed out. Once the finishing touches have been decided, SummitCove will keep you posted on the details!
If you are heading to Keystone Resort, and looking for additional fun family activities, you might want to consider tubing at the Frisco Adventure Park. The planned opening date for the Frisco tubing hill is Thanksgiving Day. Below, you will find the tubing hill’s hours of operation and contact information to plan your tubing adventure. Reservations are highly recommended!
Regular Season: Monday, Thursday & Friday 11:00am – 6:00pm -Closed for grooming 3:00-3:45 -1 hour sessions start every 15 minutes -Last session starts at 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am – 8:00pm -Closed for grooming 4:00-4:45 -1 hour sessions start every 15 minutes -Last session starts at 7:00pm
Extended hours Nov. 24-27, Dec. 17-Jan. 2, Mar. 10-25 Open 7 Days a Week 10:00am – 8:00pm -Closed for grooming 4:00-4:45 -1 hour sessions start every 15 minutes -Last session starts at 7:00pm
Reservations are recommended. You can call 970-668-2558 or go online to schedule your adventure.
Ready to make plans for your trip to Keystone? Contact a SummitCove vacation planner today to reserve a Keystone Resort property for your family ski vacation!