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Aspen Highlands

Address: White River National Forest, Aspen, CO 81612
Phone Number: 970-925-1220
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Ranked #9 of 89 things to do in Aspen
Type: Ski & snowboard areas, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
Owner description: A local favorite, the Highlands specialize in steep trails but also offer easier trails for novices.
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Type: Ski & snowboard areas, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A local favorite, the Highlands specialize in steep trails but also offer easier trails for novices.

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Durango, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

skied one day at Highlands and got some very good powder runs. Traffic on mountain was light with almost no lift lines. It is relatively easy to get last here as signs are very small and few and far between

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Linz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We did like the skiing and also the great food and party at the cloud nine restaurant. The lift needs updates ( take a look to the resorts in the alps) for the ticket price I expected modern lifts.

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Toronto, Canada
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197 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is strictly a ski destination for skiing. Not much glitz or excitement otherwise. Perfect for my needs! First time here and had difficulty finding the base area due to non existent signage. Parking was exceptionally convenient getting to the slopes. Lifts are not high speed. Terrain can be challenging, but thankfully it finally snowed here. Not crowded and early... More 

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Westport, CT
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great areA, and especially Highland Bowl a snowcat ride and hike up to nearly 12,500'. Get a real daypack ski carrier and don't falll for the $40 ski thong

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Highlands has few begginers tracks. And the begginers tracks there aren't as easy as Buttermilk's. I'd say that the green tracks in Highlands are comparable to the blue tracks in Buttermilk. So, definitely not a place to novices. The views from the mountain, specially at Long Peak, are breathtaking. The famous Cloud 9 bistro is also there.

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new york
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have been going to Aspen Highlands and staying at the Ritz for over 10 years, Even with Ajax and Snowmass and Buttermilk nearby I still prefer to ski at Highlands. It has no lift lines and you are sometimes alone on the mountain. The only drawback is the village is almost vacant of retail and food shops. There is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had weather issues, snow issues, white outs, but that's not their fault, it just happens. When you are a skier, you never know what kind of weather will hit the mountian. At least our accomodations were excellent and we had fun visiting the little boutiques and dining when it was too windy ahd foggy to ski.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It's a great mountain to ski, with many choices from green to double black. More low key and shorter lines

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New York City, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We skied for about five hours and got in about 13K vertical feet on mostly blue and black trails. The mountain did get a little crowded on a Saturday during a holiday week but waiting 10min in a lift line is better than anything in the northeast. The cloud 9 lift offers some great views in the afternoon as does... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The views, the terrain, the slopes and the spots to eat and drink: an accumulation of the best in the world. There hasn't been a time that any member of my family or I didn't walk away from Highlands with thrill in the heart. An absolute YES for anyone who wants to ski in Aspen.

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