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Get To Know The Bowl

Highland Bowl Outline
Revered by skiers for its one-of-a-kind terrain, stunning scenery and spectacular steeps, Highland Bowl is the crowning glory of Aspen Highlands. For serious skiers and riders in Colorado, it is a rite of passage.

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 Stats

Summit 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

Trail Map

Experience The Bowl In Photos

You have to see it to believe it, but here's a sneak preview of what to expect. 

Where To Eat

Fuel up for your hike in (or replenish your depleted energy) with these dining option at Aspen Highlands.

Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro

Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro is a legendary for a reason: a European-style cabin with a backdrop of the distant Maroon Bells that channels authentic European Alpine culture with fondue, raclette, an extensive wine and drinks menu, and a boisterous après ski scene.

Hours: Daily, lunch seatings are 11:30am and 2:00pm (21+ for 2pm) wait list is in person
Price range: $$$$


Red curry squash soup or fish tacos? Options abound at this centrally located restaurant atop the Exhibition Lift at Aspen Highlands. Merry-Go-Round has always been a frequent meeting spot for friends. Grab a snack-to-go or stay awhile by the fire with a selection from the creative and eclectic American menu.

Hours: Daily, 9:00am–3:30pm
Price: $–$$

Highlands Alehouse

Aspen Highlands beloved ski-in, ski-out restaurant at the base offers tons of options for lunch, après ski and dinner. Come hungry: the menu concentrates on classic American staples such as soups, salads, sandwiches, pizzas and burgers. A wide selection of beers makes it a popular place to toast your "bowl laps."

Daily, 11am–8:30pm (December 1–April 14)
Price range: $–$$

Snow Report

Terrain Report

Track Your Bowl Laps & Stats

The Aspen Snowmass App will help you track your entire day and give you access to important on-mountain and off-mountain information. With the app, you can track your bowl laps and vertical feet skied, access snow and terrain reports, and view the snow stake to see how much has fallen overnight. You can even get the latest info on parking status at the Aspen Highlands Garage and other popular parking lots.

With rewards for users and an easy-to-use interface, its an essential app for making the most of your day at Aspen Snowmass.

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