Aspen Highlands

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Aspen Highlands
United States
Phone: 970 925-1220

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About the Ski Resort

Aspen/Snowmass, with two towns, four mountains (Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk), 4,993 acres, 42 lifts, 335 trails and the steepest vertical drop in Colorado, offers the best terrain and greatest variety of Rocky Mountain skiing at a single resort.

Aspen Highlands is known as the locals' favorite mountain. Located just three miles from downtown Aspen and accessible by free shuttle, Aspen Highlands' mountain features stunning views of the world-famous Maroon Bells while you ski within the White River National Forest.

Aspen Highlands continues to challenge the skills and courage of snowboarders and skiers, from beginner to expert. Steeps, glades and powder stashes drop from the sides of long, groomed cruisers. What the mountain lacks in the park/pipe department, it makes up for ten fold in the vertical area. Known for its amazing bowls, Aspen Highlands is the place for big-mountain skiing in its world famous Highland Bowl, Olympic Bowl and Steeplechase. "Where else do you think our Olympic medalists hang out?" the website boasts.

Enjoy the wide-open runs or, for the ultimate ski/snowboarding experience, step it up a level with a snowcat ride to the first access gate then continue to hike to the renowned descents of the recently expanded Highland Bowl.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  18 %

 More Difficult:  30 %

 Most Difficult:  16 %

 Experts only:  36 %

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  8,040 ft
Summit elevation:  11,675 ft
Vertical drop:  3,635 ft
Skiable area:  970 acres
Annual snowfall:  300 in
Snowmaking:  14 %
Number of trails:  131
Number of lifts:  4
Types of lifts:  2 Triple Chair,
 3 Hi-Speed Quads

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Aspen Highlands map

Ski Resort directions

Aspen is 200 miles west of Denver via I-70 to Glenwood Springs, then Highway 82 south to Aspen. Aspen Highlands is three miles outside the town of Aspen, next door to Buttermilk and on the road towards Snowmass.