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Aspen Highlands

White River National Forest, Aspen, CO 81612
970-925-1220
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Ranked #7 of 59 Attractions in Aspen
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
Traveler Description: Aspen Highlands is the ski resort with the most expert terrain in the Aspen/Snowmass area - a lot of black diamonds - and a favorite of the locals... more »
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Covington, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We visited Aspen the week before Christmas and skied all the local areas. Aspen Highlands had the best snow as it is the highest elevation in the area. Mostly blue/black runs (so not the best resort for beginners). But great for intermediate to advanced skiers.

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Upper Nyack, NY
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120 reviews 120 reviews
41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Some say it is the "runt" of the litter or the less glamorous of the four mountains, but it is really beautiful. Great scenery in the summer and challenging skiing in the winter. Not nearly as crowded or a pretentious as some of the other locations.

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Washington DC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Highlands usually has fewer people, and I've grown to love the adventure offered here. There are steeps with ungroomed slopes for experts, and they finally added another chair life over past Steeplechase. There is a large bowl- but check conditions before setting out on the long hard climb to get up there. Within easy chair access there are some marvelous... More

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El Paso, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is the skiers' mountain in the Aspen/Snowmass area. Less frills and tree cutting going on here. If you cannot ski the steep on a single and double fall lines do not come here. The slopes are not designed for traversing the blacks (Thank God!). The crowds are typically smaller and move better than Ajax. This is my favorite in... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The ritz more than lives up to its rep! Excellent service and large rooms. The pool and spa were also very nice.

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Tucson
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Lots of vertical and STEEP! Fast lifts get you up the mountain quickly. Not for beginners, go to Buttermilk. Near the very best of America's ski mountains. A great mountain with excellent runs and trees. It's a bit steeper than Ajax (Aspen Mountain), but the 4 mountains make this North America's best ski destination. Great food in town, the only... More

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Bishopsteignton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is the area which the locals like best. It is not good for beginners, but there is plenty for everyone else plus some double black diamonds, but you do not have to use those

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Miami
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Kinda of a secret with four world class ski resorts. Has great Bumps and small cliff jumps. Nice 4 Star Black rated back bowls. Not as crowed as Snowmass or Buttermilk

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Lots of good runs - we were lucky with the snow mid-March 2014. Lots of good dining, though they definitely need to get better about cappuccino.

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Switzerland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Love it. Great slopes PLUS some very challenging and steep slopes to suit even fussy skiers. It is the prettiest and highest. The bowl is a definite trek that is worth it

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