Aspen Highlands Colorado

Fabulous

4.5 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Trails

Beginner
18%
Intermediate
30%
Advanced / Expert
52%

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Overview

Aspen Highlands is reputed with Colorado's best steep, big-mountain, in bounds skiing. Highland Bowl being the highlight, but here so much more to this mountain. You start your ski day on the Exhibition high speed quad to mid mountain - the Merry-Go-Round. From here ride the Loge Peak lift to the highly scenic summit to ski beautiful groomers like Meadows and Kandahar or drop down off the ridge to steeper less manicured Garmisch, St Moritz and Chamonix. The Cloud 9 Chair serves more blues like Gunbarrel and Grand Prix, and more edgy Moment Chutes and Olympic Bowl.  Glade skiers will love the steep snow-filled trees of Deep Temerity.

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Fabulous

4.5 / 5

based on 18 reviews

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TJTom J.
expert skier
Very Good!

4 / 5

Dec 06, 2017
Highlands is an amazing resort that has so much to offer the whole family bu truly geared to the thrill seeker in us all! Hike the Bowl and access unbroken powder on above 40 degree slopes or challenge yourself on the bumped out double fall line run that is deception. Want to... More
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
If you want steep in Aspen, go to The Highlands. When you go though and you're lucky to get there after some fresh, get there early and head straight for the cat. Short hike to the top fro the drop off and you'll be greatly rewarded. Out of the three Aspen locations it is the... More
AHAlex H.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 22, 2017
Great place to go skiing.. offers four whole mountains by free bus (Ajax, highlands,snow mass and buttermilk.) Buttermilk is great for beginners and park runs. Then you have snowmass with a huge amount of terrain all topped off with the nice steep slopes and tree runs of Ajax and... More
JHJoel H.
intermediate skier
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Nov 13, 2017
Highlands was my first ski resort where I tried skiing and had been my favorite resort since then. Great, accommodating and accessible resort. Great restaurant around the village. Overall one of the best spots in Aspen.... More
JJeremy
advanced skier
Good!

3.6 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Great terrain and snow. My second favourite of the 4 Aspen mountains, (after Snowmass). Definitely worth a try if you're in Aspen for a few days. Not heaps of accommodation or apres at Highlands itself, but it's an easy (free) bus trip from Aspen or from Snowmass. A bit less... More
BDBridger D.
expert skier
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
Best mountain in colorado. The snowwas the best the runs are steep and deep. Locals mountain for sure l. Go to cloud 9 for a good time foods great and chapagne flows... More
LMLiam M.
expert skier
Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 05, 2017
It had been a long time since I skied Aspen Highlands, but last spring it served up some of the best skiing of my life! The Highlands Bowl is a mere 2 lift rides, one caterpillar ride, and an hour hike to over 13 thousand feet of altitude and some of the most epic powder skiing... More
RMRoger M.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 30, 2017
Forget Snowmass, forget Ajax- get to Highlands. Hardly anyone ever skis there, the terrain is awesome, the snow stays fresh forever and the pitch is consistent for seemingly forever. A few years ago, I skied there one morning the weekend of XGames after 8" of fresh, I had... More
BDBodhi D.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 28, 2017
Steep, deep & absolutely amazing. You can find low days after storms here if you know where to look. The hike to the top of the bowl is always worth it.
MLMichael L.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 26, 2017
highland bowl is expert skiing in bound like no other in bound skiing in north america. some of the best tree skiing, great amenities never a crowd, zero lift lines. amazing views of maroon bells. the overall local feel of the mountain is incredible

Lifts

High Speed Quads
3
Triple Chairs
2

Elevation

Base
8,041 feet
Summit
11,677 feet
Vertical drop
3,636 feet

Terrain

Total runs
122
Terrain Parks
0
Longest Run
3 miles
Skiable Terrain
1,040 acres
Snowmaking Area
121 acres
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