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Aspen Highlands

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Address: White River National Forest, Aspen, CO 81612
Phone Number: 970-925-1220
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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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Most challenging mountain out there

This mountain is way hard or way too easy. When in the mood for a day of long and steep with killer views of Pyramid Peak and the Maroon Bells there is no better.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2016
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Woodstock, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

If you are going up to Maroon Bells, the bus from Aspen drops you here, a bunch of shops, a few eateries, a hotel and the welcome center where you buy your tickets for the bus to the Bells. It's a pleasant way station for a summer visit if you are in the area. Well maintained, pretty flowers, nice views.... More 

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Woodstock, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This mountain is way hard or way too easy. When in the mood for a day of long and steep with killer views of Pyramid Peak and the Maroon Bells there is no better.

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great blues and blacks ! Outstanding views, the best mountain restaurant ever ( Cloud 9 bistro ), 3 restaurants at the base. fast chairlifts. Ritz Carton is the only hotel and also offers apres-ski. For the experts, the best : Highland Bow, a hikeup trail ( 35 minutes ) and an unforgetable variety of double blacks.\ Do not miss it.

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Great mountain with lots of long runs. Well appointed with high speed lifts. Many people told us this is where the locals ski.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Had a great time on the mountain, with powder and sun. Small crowds and good terrain for off piste skiing. Go and hike the Aspen Highlands bowl ... it is quite a hike, but the views and the skiing down is great, especially when there is good powder :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Weather was crystal clear blue sky. A little fresh snow. Beautiful scenery along the way. Lunch in mountain cabin. Cheeseburgers a little over rated. Guides were great. Would do Independence Pass next trip.

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

We were in Aspen for 6 days and skied 2 at Aspen Mountain(Ajax), 2 at Aspen Highlands and 2 at Snowmass. The 3 mountains have very different characteristics, and appeal to different types of skiers. While there is plenty to ski for everyone at all of the mountains (except beginners should probably ski at Buttermilk or Snowmass), the differences create... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Best mountain i Aspen when it comes to off-pist skiing. Nice hiiking routes and incredible snow - champagne pouder

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Though known for it's expert terrain, especially Highland Bowl, there is plenty of intermediate skiing too. Highlands always seems to get more snow than the other Aspen ski mountains, so, with it being less crowded, the conditions are always good. My only complaint is that it is a hassle to get there. In my case, I have to ride several... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

The crowds were minimal and the runs diverse. Lots of great cruising runs as well as some fun bumps. The people seemed to be much more local than tourists, so I felt a bit safer with more experienced skiers on the slope. Great views.

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