Welcome back! It's time to hit the hills again this year for Kiss The Sky. If you've played here then you know and if you haven't, read carefully. The Kiss The Sky Course plays at 11,212 feet at the top of Aspen Mountain. We are at the mercy of the weather and the gondola. The reason we play just one round per day is that the rounds take a while. This is not a normal round of golf as we play up and down the top portion of Aspen Ski Area. It's as much a hike in the mountains as it is a round of disc golf. So that means be prepared! Sunscreen (you're closer to the sun), Water (you need more than normal), Weather (anything can happen very fast), Shoes (have good supportive footwear). Even though the morning may look good you still need protection in case bad weather hits.
Play needs to proceed in a timely manner because the gondola closes at 4:30 pm. That's the last ride down and you probably don't want to walk down. We provide lunches on the mountain that you will pick up as you play your round and eat as you play your round. One big happy picnic. The field is one of the biggest we've had so it will be important to work together looking for discs and in some cases leave the looking for later when you know there's more time. We will go over some of the special rules we use on this course at the player meeting.
Lift ticket packages can now be purchased through our site. This is a group rate and package for $25 that includes a 3-day lift pass, A Marroon Bells Bus tour ticket and a $10 Lunch credit. Sounds like a great deal! This is not limited to just competitors so bring your significant other and let them have fun too. We highly recommend that everyone try to get their lift tickets if needed by Friday--even if you do not play the afternoon round of doubles.
Doubles is typically played on Friday before the event but we are not scheduling anything specific for this day since it's been sparcely attended in recent years. Players can make their own groups and play practice rounds to their hearts content. Again, Friday is not limited to players in the tournament so it's a chance for others to play some of the extra holes and changes we put in place for Kiss The Sky. We highly recommend that everyone try to get their lift tickets if needed by Friday--even if you do not play the afternoon round of doubles.
We try to get started with Doubles at around 1pm on Friday. This is just a round of the normal 18 holes at the top of the mountain. It will not include the 3 extra holes we'll have set-up for the weekend rounds. Hopefully they will be there and playable if you'd like however.
For Saturday and Sunday
Generally we try to have lunch available at the Gazebo around Hole #1 by 11:30am each day. That means the next hole you play close to that you pick up your lunch and continue on to the next hole. Typically you have some wait times anyway on some of the long downhills and that allows you a chance to grab a bite or two.