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: 717 feet
Total Descent: 2,500 feet
Steepest Pitch: 48 degrees (Go-Go Gully)
Most Extreme Terrain: Filip's Leap
Least Extreme: G-5