Kiss The Sky
Aspen Mountain Disc Golf
- Where: Aspen, Colorado
- When: July 15-16 2017
- Contact Information: Tournament Director - Bill Wright & Landen Fledderjohn
- 970-484-6932 (store)
- 970-481-9709 (Bill's cell)
Kiss the Sky is full!
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 will be posted when details are finalized. This will be a group rate and package for a 3-day lift pass, A Maroon 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 the Friday before the event!
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.
For Saturday and Sunday
- 8am - Player Package Pick-Up: By the Base of the Silver Queen Gondola (remember to check your starting hole #)
- 9am - Player Meeting: Also be at the base of the gondola.
- 9:30am - 10am - Gondola Loading: Depending on when it gets started. You will go directly to your holes and wait for the starting shouts to begin play.
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.