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Disc Golf: Flingin’ The Fris’ Around Utah’s Resorts

Snowbasin-Disc Snowbasin has new course at the base. (Snowbasin/Facebook)

In the mountains of Utah, disc golf is growing as an inexpensive, easy-to-learn pastime that can be played by young and old. A round of nine or 18 holes gets you up and into the meadows and trees around the state’s ski and snowboard resorts.

Here’s a look a few disc course setups of note around Utah:

Disc golf gets you in the woods and breathing the mountain air. (Solitude/Facebook)

Early into disc golf, Solitude Mountain Resort’s 18-hole course starts at top of Sunrise lift – either a half-hour hike up or a $10 chair ride (Fridays-Sundays). Layout mostly tracks ski runs in and out of the woods. Signature hole: No. 18 that tees off at top of Main Street run and drops 400 feet vert and 1,200 feet in length back into the village.

Disc golf equipment has come along way. (Cherry Peak/Facebook)

For disc-ers seeking a more mountain course, Cherry Peak fits the bill. Ride up in a modified ATV ($5 a person). All 18 holes head downhill – 500 vert -- and terrain is rugged and often steep but out of the trees, for the most part.

For families with youngsters, the gentle nine-holer at Snowbasin is right up their alley. No summiting of peaks or crossing of streams here; in fact, players need to ride a lift to get to the course. It all starts and ends at the base lodge.

Down south, there’s another modest nine-hole layout at Eagle PointModest terrain lends itself of families and amateurs, with a 500-foot elevation gain and both open and forested hilly terrain. No lift service.

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