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Aspen Highlands

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Address: White River National Forest, Aspen, CO 81612
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+1 970-925-1220
08:00 - 17:00
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A local favorite, the Highlands specialize in steep trails but also offer...

A local favorite, the Highlands specialize in steep trails but also offer easier trails for novices.

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This is a true skiers paradise

I spent 5 days skiing the four Aspen Mountains. We did Highlands on the third day, and it was by far the most challenging of the four. The views from the top of the mountain are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tony H
Bellville, Ohio
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Bellville, Ohio
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 5 days skiing the four Aspen Mountains. We did Highlands on the third day, and it was by far the most challenging of the four. The views from the top of the mountain are absolutely stunning. I didnt do the Highland Bowl, but one other from our group did, and said it was one of his greatest life... More 

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Torrington, CT
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Harder than Buttermilk, but not so bad as others. Thought the ski trail markers could use some updating. The base lodge was beautiful!

Thank Ski_Luv
Morristown, New Jersey
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We originally only planned to ski at Snowmass but I am so happy we decided to ski here. We loved it. We are intermediates and thought there might be too much expert terrain BUT there was plenty to keep an intermediate happy for the day. The trails are more varied and interesting to me than Snowmass. We certainly enjoyed Snowmass... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great advanced to expert runs. There is little wait is at all on these lifts and the runs are fantastic and challenging.

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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

What an amazing place. This ski area ranks up there with the best in the world. I hesitate to even mention this because it is so uncrowded and I selfishly would hate to see it overwhelmed with people. The runs are varied between intermediate and expert levels. The views are breathtaking.

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

For skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, and just viewing. So close to Maroon Bells. We spend 4 weeks a year in the area. Love the mountains. Kids love it, Grandkids love it!

Thank Diane P
Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Skip Ajax, go straight to the Highlands. Fewer people - much better mountain for skiing. There are plenty of green and blue runs. And for those who are adventurous, there are plenty of black and double black. Ritz Highlands is at the base of the mountain and they serve great food and drink.

Thank Moonray1
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

When people think of Aspen, they think of Ajax and Snowmass. Little do they know some of the best skiing is at the Highlands. The runs are long with a great fall line. Come here for some great runs with no crowds. A little difficult coming down so beginners should go elsewhere. Good for you! No slow skiers to dodge.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We arrived at the base via the direct shuttle from Buttermilk. It was nice having this option without transferring on several RFTA buses. Although it was extremely windy that late morning, I immediately found Highlands to my liking. It’s geared to serious skiers - double black diamond drop-ins, the famed Highland Bowl, fewer frills than the other places. Unfortunately, high... More 

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Not for beginners....so perfect for us!!! Not crowded. Beginners seem to go to Buttermilk and Snowmass so plenty of run with few skiers.

1 Thank Emilio_VI_STT

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