Aspen Highlands, part of the Aspen Snowmass in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, is considered one the the United States’ most challenging ski areas and is very popular amongst locals and travelers alike. The mountain is an adventure from beginning to end, a maze of exciting ski trails covering the diverse snowy landscape. Aspen Highlands is a snow sport experience that should not be missed.
Aspen Highlands, opened in 1957, boasts 970 acres of winter wonderland with a vertical of 3 635 feet. Aspen Highlands is the ultimate challenge for seasoned skiers and snowboarders, but that does not exclude first-timers from the mix. The terrain can be categorized as follows: 18% beginner, 30% intermediate, 16% advanced and 36% expert. Three and a half miles is the length of Aspen Highlands’ longest run, an impressive stretch. Five lifts transport enthusiastic snow fans into this white playground. Traverse a variety of winter landscapes from wide runs to tree-lined glades, bumps and groomers. Highland Bowl is probably the most astounding feature of Aspen Highlands. Gliding through the Olympic Glades with trees whizzing past is a fantastic feeling. Then of course there is the Steeplechase, an advanced run with double-black freefalls. Aspen Highland will get your adrenalin pumping, your heart racing and put a big smile on your face.
Over and above the incomparable skiing at Aspen Highlands are the excellent facilities and services. Visitors are invited to make extensive use of the ski shop, equipment rental, restaurants, cafeterias, bars and more. New skiers will be delighted by the excellent lessons on offer by professional instructors. Whether you are interested in snowboarding, telemark, racing or extreme sport, there are lessons to suite you. Even young ones between the ages of 3 and 6 years can have a great time learning to master the powdery slopes. Limited accommodation is available at the foot of the mountain, whilst there is a larger selection just 10 minutes away. Skiing is sure to build up an appetite. Allow the Merry-Go-Round Restaurant or Cloud Nine Bistro to satisfy your hunger. A variety of outdoor summer activities are available in the Aspen Snowmass, making this a year-round adventure destination.
For an unforgettable ski experience with excellent slopes, beautiful scenery and brilliant facilities, make Aspen Highlands your next vacation destination.