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Aspen Highlands

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Address: White River National Forest, Aspen, CO 81612
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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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Mid Range Ski Terrain

Harder than Buttermilk, but not so bad as others. Thought the ski trail markers could use some updating. The base lodge was beautiful!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Torrington, CT
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Torrington, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Harder than Buttermilk, but not so bad as others. Thought the ski trail markers could use some updating. The base lodge was beautiful!

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We originally only planned to ski at Snowmass but I am so happy we decided to ski here. We loved it. We are intermediates and thought there might be too much expert terrain BUT there was plenty to keep an intermediate happy for the day. The trails are more varied and interesting to me than Snowmass. We certainly enjoyed Snowmass... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great advanced to expert runs. There is little wait is at all on these lifts and the runs are fantastic and challenging.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place. This ski area ranks up there with the best in the world. I hesitate to even mention this because it is so uncrowded and I selfishly would hate to see it overwhelmed with people. The runs are varied between intermediate and expert levels. The views are breathtaking.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, and just viewing. So close to Maroon Bells. We spend 4 weeks a year in the area. Love the mountains. Kids love it, Grandkids love it!

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skip Ajax, go straight to the Highlands. Fewer people - much better mountain for skiing. There are plenty of green and blue runs. And for those who are adventurous, there are plenty of black and double black. Ritz Highlands is at the base of the mountain and they serve great food and drink.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When people think of Aspen, they think of Ajax and Snowmass. Little do they know some of the best skiing is at the Highlands. The runs are long with a great fall line. Come here for some great runs with no crowds. A little difficult coming down so beginners should go elsewhere. Good for you! No slow skiers to dodge.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

We arrived at the base via the direct shuttle from Buttermilk. It was nice having this option without transferring on several RFTA buses. Although it was extremely windy that late morning, I immediately found Highlands to my liking. It’s geared to serious skiers - double black diamond drop-ins, the famed Highland Bowl, fewer frills than the other places. Unfortunately, high... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

Not for beginners....so perfect for us!!! Not crowded. Beginners seem to go to Buttermilk and Snowmass so plenty of run with few skiers.

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houston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

This is a fun mountain with several cruising type runs and short lift lines. For those of us who do ok on most of the easier blue runs, the very bottom part of the mountain is too steep for my taste. It would much better with an easier way down for the last 200 yards.

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