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Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls

Thanks For a Great Battle, See You Next Year!

2015 Results

When: March 15, 2015 **All dates are tentative and subject to change**

Where: Aspen Highlands

Onsite registration will be in the Highlands Ticket Office starting at 8AM

The Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls is back! Join us on March 15th as teams of two race to ski/ride the many bowls of Aspen Highlands as quickly and strategically as possible. Want to see what its all about? Check out the video below.

Essential Information


  • Competitive Ski:  You're ready to battle your own limits and also challenge yourself against other teams of two skiers in an effort to cover the course as quickly as possible... maybe even faster than everyone else.  If you are a team of 1 snowboarder and 1 skier you must register in the Ski category
  • Competitive Snowboard:  You're ready to battle your own limits and also challenge yourself against other teams of two snowboarders in an effort to cover the course as quickly as possible... maybe even faster than everyone else.
  • Adventure:  Teams are challenged to discover Aspen Highlands in a new light by completing a course made up of fun and challenging runs, unique spots and special experiences you can only find here. Adventure teams can have up to 5 members total. 

The courses for each division will be different with the adventure division offering a course designed for more intermediate level skiers and snowboarders. Each participant will be loaned a GPS device to track their routes. The only thing you have to do with the GPS unit is strap it around your leg or stuff it in your backpack!

Registration:  Online registration will open in early February 2015. You may still register on-site during check-in between 8:00 AM and 9:15 AM on March 15th at the Aspen Highlands Ticket Office. Note: All teams must have at least 2 team members. The Adventure division can have up to 5 total.

EVENT RELEASE WAIVER - All participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian in order to compete in the event.

Contact Daragh Kneeshaw at with any event related questions. 

Competitor Check-In

All competitors must check-in between 8:00 AM and 9:15 AM  at the Aspen Highlands Lift Ticket Office.


$45.00 per person, includes a Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls base layer* (for first 150 participants) and after party at the Highlands Alehouse. Note: The cost does not include a lift pass.

Lift Passes

Once you check-in, the morning of the Battle, you'll be able to purchase a discounted one-day lift ticket.  

Competition Format

All teams will meet at the Merry Go Round race station at 9:30 am (at the top of Exhibition lift), at that time we will explain the rules of the event. Rules to note:

  • Participants must ski each run designated on their competitor card. They must also hit each check point on that run.
  • Participants must use regular lift lines
  • You must boot pack the Bowl; no skinning, no riding the cat
  • Standard lift line, mountain rules and courtesy apply
  • Teams have the option of skiing the course in whichever order they decide
  • Teams must turn in their GPS device at the bottom when they are done
  • The Battle begins at 10:00 am with a LeMans start which features competitors running to their equipment
  • Teams must finish by 2:30 pm at the Helly Hansen arch at the base of Thunder Bow

Please check back for Adventure course details.


The winners of the ski division will each win a pair of Head Protostellar Skiis and the winners of the snowboard division will win a care package from Smith Optics.

After Party

Join us after you cross the finish line at the Highlands Pizza Company for some food, beer (must be 21 years old or older), awards and giveaways!

Course Details

We can't give away too much, but we will say that hiking the Highlands Bowl is a must and the course is meant to be finished in less than 4.5 hours. As always, the final course will be presented at check-in. Click here to check out last year's courses.

2014 Results: 

Thank you for participating in this year's Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls.  Click here for results.

2013 Results:

Fastest Highland Bowl hike by team STRAFE OUTERWEAR (John Gaston & Pete Gaston) in 13:51
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