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Aspen Highlands ski resort

Colorado, United States

Aspen Highlands ski resort is a skiing mountain in Aspen, Colorado. It is most famous for the Highland Bowl, which provides what some consider some of the most intense skiing in the state. The lift-accessed vertical rise is 1,108 meters (3,635 feet) up to an elevation of 3,559 meters (11,675 ft), or you can hike up to 3,777 meters (12,392 feet) if you can handle the height.

It started with the silver rush in the 1870s — the idea that fortunes could be made in difficult places — and was reborn in the wake of World War II as a ski destination. In 1950, Aspen hosted the United States’ first world skiing competition, which attracted more than 1,500 people and gave Aspen Mountain worldwide visibility.

Aspen Highlands ski resort is the second largest of the Aspen Snowmass ski resorts. At 416 hectares (1,028 acres) you can hike the ridge to Highland Bowl for the sweetest run of your life, or simply cruise along the mid-mountain groomers off the Cloud Nine chairlift. Even with the lift accessed terrain you’ll need to be fit because you won’t get much rest on the lifts (3 of the 5 lifts are high-speed quads).

Though known for its expert terrain, there is plenty of intermediate skiing to be done at Aspen highlands ski resort. The terrain breakdown is approximately 30% beginner trails, 30% intermediate and 40% for advanced skiers and snowboarders.

With an abundance of expert terrain, groomed cruisers and breathtaking views of the Maroon Bells, Aspen Highlands ski resort is a ski wonder. Then, there's Highland Bowl - Colorado's ultimate off-piste experience - where a 30-minute hike to the summit will reward you with 2,500 vertical foot descents down pitches as steep as 45 degrees. No lift lines, uncrowded slopes, and runs to please all levels.

Aspen is a vibrant, beautiful, forward-looking community that attracts the world’s most passionate athletes, artists, thought-leaders and life enthusiasts. Aspen Highlands ski resort continues to inspire with new endeavours such as the Aspen Ideas Festival, X Games, the 2017 Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals, the Aspen Music Festival and School’s new campus and innovative programming, as well as the Shigeru Ban designed Aspen Art Museum.

The most expensive part of every ski trip is usually the accommodation costs. If you are looking to compare hotel prices and to book your accommodation for your next trip to Aspen Highlands ski resort please visit our STAY page. We invite you to book directly online through our website.

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Total Trails: 135 km 83.9 mi

  • Easiest 0 km 0 mi
  • More Difficult 64 km 39.8 mi | 47%
  • Most Difficult 71 km 44.1 mi | 53%
  • Terrain Park No
  • Half Pipes No

Resort Stats

Peak elevation:
3417 m 11210.6 ft
Base elevation:
2421 m 7943 ft
Vertical Drop:
995.8 m 3267 ft
Total Trails:
135 km 83.9 mi
Longest Run:
4.8 km 3 mi

Lift Tickets

  • Day PassUSD 179
  • Kids Day PassUSD 121
  • Season PassUSD 2049
  • Kids Season PassUSD 709
Prices check with resort for specials and discounts

Total Ski Lifts 8

  • Gondolas1
  • Chairlifts7
live cam

Snowmaking Yes

  • Mtn Snowmaking %20 %
  • No of Snow guns0

Snow Report

  • Last Snow:
  • 24hrs Snow
  • Base (natural):
4 °C
4 °C
SSW35 km/h SSW22 m/h


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