Aspen Highlands

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aspen highlands

Aspen Highlands

The world-famous ski region of Aspen consists of four mountains:

  • Buttermilk
  • Aspen Highlands
  • Aspen Mountain
  • Snowmass

This vast area offers almost 5,000 acres of prime ski terrain, serviced by 42 lifts and 335 ski trails. Aspen offers great variety, all wrapped up in a single resort in the Rocky Mountains.

For over 50 years, Aspen Highlands has been a popular ski destination and is considered by many to provide the best ski experience in the area. The summit of Highland Bowl rises some 12,392 meters above sea level, and offers some great backcountry adventure skiing. Deep Temerity is a new area, accessible by lift, offering skiing for a broad range of experience.

A favorite with locals and visitors alike, Aspen Highlands is located only three miles from downtown Aspen with a free shuttle service to make it easy to get there. Set within the White River National Park, Aspen Highlands offers not only exceptional skiing but stunning views, including the famous Maroon Bells.

Aspen Highlands offers the very best in skiing and snowboarding, as well as other sports such as cross-country skiing and hiking. Indeed, the ever popular snowcat ride, terminating at the first access gate, is the perfect place to begin an exhilarating ride down the famous descents of the Highland Bowl.

Aspen Highlands Stats

Base Elevation: 8,040 ft
Summit Elevation: 11,675 ft
Vertical Drop: 3,635 ft
Skiable Area: 1,028 acres
Annual Snowfall: 300 in
Snowmaking: 14 %
Number of Lifts: 5
Uphill Lift Capacity: 6,500 per hour
Types of Lifts:

  • 2 Triple Chair
  • 3 Hi Speed Quads
Number of Trails: 118
Longest Run: 18,480ft

Aspen Highlands Reviews:

Gill from Silver Springs, Colorado                                                                                Mar 1, 2007

Aspen is truly the ideal ski resort for a memorable ski vacation. A full range of Aspen lodging accommodations are available in this unforgettable resort from the elegantly deluxe to the simply comfortable. Perhaps the most surprising fact about Aspen is that it can be very affordable.

Ski Aspen and discover 4 world-class mountains, over 4100 acres of skiable terrain for every level of skier. This acclaimed mountain ski resort is a very real town, nestled among some of the most beautiful natural scenery and interesting Victorian architecture to be found anywhere. Aspen skiing is remarkable, Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands are renowned for expert and intermediate variety while Buttermilk is an entire mountain created just for beginners and intermediates. Twenty minutes away you can ski Snowmass, a true skiers’ paradise for skiers of all levels. (courtesy – SkiTown.com)

My Take: Can’t wait to get there! I’ve been through Aspen a lot and driven by and always salivated over what I saw. I’ve heard all the stories from lots of friends about how intense Highland Bowl is and taking a good look at the map, it looks like it would be worth every bit of the hike. I’m more into the less crowded, less popular smaller Colorado areas but I’m headed over to Aspen Highlands soon . . . full report on my return!

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