Get To Know The Bowl
To reach the Bowl's terrain, guests must hike in, which is usually a 45-minute hike in good conditions. You may also take the snowcat which transports skiers part of the way up the ridge. The snowcat serves run every hour and will save you around 15 minutes of hiking. Though, if you ask a local, they'll tell you the best terrain is further on foot. The north-facing slopes of Highland Bowl have been known to hold on to their powder for days after a snow storm.
This image shows you a rough approximation of the boundaries of Highland Bowl as well as its proximity to the Maroon Bells. Take a visual tour of Highland Bowl below and get all your questions answered with our FAQ-designed blog.
Highland Bowl in StatsSummit Elevation: 12,392 feet
Elevation of Loge Peak Lift: 11,675 feet
Elevation Gain to Reach Summit: 860 feet
Total Descent: 2,500 feet
Steepest Pitch: 48 degrees (Go-Go Gully)
Most Extreme Terrain: Filip's Leap
Least Extreme: G-5
Experience The Bowl In Photos
You have to see it to believe it, but here's a sneak preview of what to expect.
A Thing of Beauty
Few things get skiers in the valley more excited than a glimpse of Highland Peak after a big storm.
Note the sign at right: heed all warnings and ski within your abilities.
The Workout's Worth It
Depending on conditions, the walk to Highland Bowl can take 30 minutes to an hour and a half. The furthest slopes (known as the G-Zones) hold powder the longest.
Strap Your Skis
Use straps to help carry your skis. If you don't have straps, you can pick them up at the Highlands Patrol Headquarters.
One Step at a Time
Focus on your footing and if possible, move to the side to allow faster hikers through.
Hello Maroon Bells!
The view from the top of Highland Bowl is nothing short of magical.
At the top of the peak, take a moment to catch your breath and celebrate your accomplishment.
Which line should you choose? That's up to you. Conditions vary each day, but you'll know it when you see it.
After the run of your life, head to the Deep Temerity Lift for a return to the summit of Loge Peak.
Where To Eat
Fuel up for your hike in (or replenish your depleted energy) with these dining option at Aspen Highlands.
Hours: Daily, lunch seatings are 11:30am and 2:00pm (21+ for 2pm) wait list is in person
Price range: $$$$
Hours: Daily, 9:00am–3:30pm
Hours: Daily, 11am–8:30pm (December 1–April 14)
Price range: $–$$
Track Your Bowl Laps & Stats
With rewards for users and an easy-to-use interface, its an essential app for making the most of your day at Aspen Snowmass.