June 15, 2018 – Try out our new 18-hole disc golf course at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort this summer, the course overlooks the Columbia River Valley and Rocky Mountains and scheduled to open on June 30th. The course will be accessed by riding the Catamount Chair to mid-station and then playing/hiking back down to the base. The course features holes ranging from 80m to 200m and provides a fun introduction to the sport as well as a challenge for experienced players.
What is disc golf?
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970’s and shares with “ball golf” the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the “hole”. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the “putt” lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it’s sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway.
– Professional Disc Golf Association
To play Disc Golf on our course, purchase a ticket and pick up a map/score card from the Outfitters Store or Guest Services (or use your summer season pass). Discs can also be purchased for use. The course will be open from 9:45am – 4pm (last chair ride) daily until September 4th after which hours will change. More information will be posted to our website.
Alpine Hiking NOW Open!
Hiking in the Alpine at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is now open for the summer season! Our trails can be accessed by riding the Gondola, with good early season conditions, trails currently open are It’s a Ten, Terminator 1 & Terminator 2. For more detailed information on hiking trails and to download our trail map, visit our website.
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