With breathtaking 360-degree views of the Maroon Bells and an abundance of expert terrain as well as groomed cruisers, it’s no wonder Aspen Highlands has been the locals’ favorite for over 50 years. Hike the 12,392 feet to the summit of Highland Bowl for the ultimate inbounds backcountry rush. Or take the Deep Temerity lift to access the recently-added 237 skiable acres. It all adds up to some of the most challenging big-mountain terrain in North America.
Season dates: December 14, 2013 - April 13, 2014
Base elevation: 8,040 ft./2,451 m.
Summit elevation: 11,675 ft./3,559 m. (top of Highland Bowl 12,392 ft.)
Vertical rise: 3,635 ft./1,108 m.
Terrain: 1,028 acres/416 hectares
Number of trails: 118
Miles/km of trails: 84 miles/135 km
Longest run: 3.5 miles/5.6 km
Types of trails: easiest: 18%, more difficult: 30%, most difficult: 16%, expert: 36%
Lifts: 5: 3 high-speed quads, 2 triples
Lift hours: All lifts open at 9 am and close at 3:30 pm
Rental/Retail: Four-Mountain Sports at the base of the mountain
On-Mountain Restaurants: 2 total: Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro and Merry-Go-Round