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Winter Park, Colorado
« on: July 03, 2007, 12:24:41 AM »
Hey Flyers,

Liz and I are heading up to Denver for a few days and were eyeing up various disc golf courses.  Has anyone played Winter Park? It has a lift ticket cost, but if I get to play in the moutains, I figure it'd be worth it.  All opinions welcome...

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Re: Winter Park, Colorado
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007, 12:42:48 AM »
Beaver Creek has a course @ 10,500 feet. The day lift ticket cost $17 a few years ago. Leadville is the same altitude and you can drive there. Check out the course at Copper which is on the bottom of the slopes next to the shops. Also, Breckenridge is a cool summer town with cheap condos and a course near by.

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Re: Winter Park, Colorado
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007, 12:54:23 PM »
There are a lot of courses out there in Colorado, but I haven't heard much about them.

If anyone has played the courses and would like to give a review, it would be helpful for anyone planning a trip out there.  I've always wanted to go up to the mountains in the summer months and play some disc golf on some extreme courses.  Question is where to go.

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Re: Winter Park, Colorado
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2007, 05:52:26 PM »
Avon (Beaver Creek Resort), Frisco (Copper) and the other Frisco Peninsula Rec Area were my favorites.

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Re: Winter Park, Colorado
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2007, 08:21:10 AM »
Winter Park was amazing!!!  Disc golf at 10,500 feet.  The lift ticket was reasonable, the ride was great, the view was spectacular.  The course is very challenging, especially the elevation changes.  It is easy to catch a roll and find yourself way past the hole and just as easy to find yourself out of steam tossing up huge inclines.  Lots of fun.  Here are some photos

http://s126.photobucket.com/albums/p103/rpoldham/Winter%20Park%20Disc%20Golf/
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Re: Winter Park, Colorado
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2007, 09:44:35 AM »
Thanks for sharing the pix. Looks like it was a great time.   8)
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Re: Winter Park, Colorado
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2007, 07:07:27 PM »
Yeah, thanks.  That was cool.

Are the bugs real bad on the mountain?  Was it in the 70's?

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Re: Winter Park, Colorado
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2007, 12:06:08 AM »
Not really much in the way of bugs.  More dangerous was the possibility of hard, cold rain.  It was about 65-70 depending on the amount of sun.  Not bad for late July!
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Re: Winter Park, Colorado
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2007, 12:21:41 PM »
Winter Park looked really nice.  I went last July.  It was $10 for the lift ticket, but we got rained out by hole 6 and trapped on top of the mountain in a thunderstorm and had to wait for a bus to take us back down.  But try to play it if you can it's beautiful up there.