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Aspen Highlands

White River National Forest, Aspen, CO 81612
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Ranked #4 of 27 Attractions in Aspen
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
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Owner description: A local favorite, the Highlands specialize in steep trails but also offer easier trails for novices.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I liked Aspen Highlands a lot. It's the more difficult one out if the four aspen mountains. If you are a seasoned rider, you should def make the hike up to highland peak. The views are amazing and the ride down is even better.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Fantastic ski runs and views from many vantage points. Shops and cafes at the base are excellent along with Cloud 9 for a great lunch stop. A must for any skier!!

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Aspen, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The mountain is not very big, but has some of the best lift-served and non-lift-served skiing in North America. There is also very good intermediate skiing.

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Covington, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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138 reviews 138 reviews
49 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
20 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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