Aspen Highlands, Aspen, CO

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Aspen Highlands near Aspen, Colorado and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. The ski area is located near the city of Aspen in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. The mountain opened in 1958, realizing the vision of Aspen legend Whip Jones as a place where […]

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Aspen Highlands near Aspen, Colorado and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. The ski area is located near the city of Aspen in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. The mountain opened in 1958, realizing the vision of Aspen legend Whip Jones as a place where people could come to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Aspen Highlands has always been a place for locals to get away and enjoy the challenges of the terrain along with the amazing scenery of the Maroon Bells. Today, Aspen Highlands is a part of a collection of four mountains; know throughout the industry as Aspen/Snowmass. The mountains while adjacent to each other are not interconnected but easily accessible by the local transit system. Some local lore and a little known fact, in the 1993 movie Aspen Extreme, Aspen Highlands was the backdrop for the bowl skiing segment.

At Escape2ski you’ll find out – What to know…before the snow.

On the Slopes

  • Aspen Highlands has approximately 122 named trails, spread out over 1000 acres. While the mountain is well known for its challenging big-mountain experience, it also has an abundance of cruisers at mid-mountain off the Exhibition and Thunder Bowl chairlifts that are perfect for both beginners and intermediates.
  • As a mountain that has earned the reputation as a destination that offers an abundance of advanced/expert terrain and bowls, it has even more to offer with the addition of new terrain off the Deep Temerity lift.
  • If you are an advanced/expert skier or boarder looking for a real challenge, then hike to the summit at Aspen Highlands (elevation of 12,392ft/3777m), where you will be greeted to the most amazing backcountry terrain that is “inbounds”. Are you ready?
  • If you are looking to improve your skill level, Aspen/Snowmass ski and snowboard schools are committed to, along with their talented instructors, provide you with the best possible learning experience.
  • Aspen Highlands is also committed to families and features two on-mountain restaurants and terrain to match a family ski or snowboard day together.
  • If gourmet dining is more your style make sure you check out the Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, which offers the best on mountain dining experience in Aspen and has a view to match.

Off the Slopes

  • Aspen Highlands has evolved into a mountain resort that features a nice selection of amenities including lodging, shopping, dining and retail, located in the small village area at the base of the mountain.
  • The Roaring Fork Transit Authority provides “free” bus transportation between the four mountains - Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. This service operates from 8:00am to 4:30pm daily.
  • The Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (Sardy Field) is situated near Aspen Highlands, so close that you can see the slopes from the airport. The airport is serviced by a selection of commercial airlines, as well as, private operators.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
3635 ft / 1108 m

Base Elevation:
8040 ft / 2451 m

Summit Elevation:
11675 ft / 3559 m

Skiable Area:
1040 acres

Average Snowfall:
300 in / 762 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 122

Beginner: 22 (18%)

Intermediate: 37 (30%)

Advanced: 20 (16%)

Expert: 43 (36%)

Terrain Parks: None

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: No

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free and Paid

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: No

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Aspen-Pitkin CO, 4mi / 7km

Nearest Major City:
Denver CO, 190mi / 306km

Nearest Town/City:
Aspen CO, 3mi / 5km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-525-6200

Direct Phone: 970-923-1227

Snow Phone: 1-888-277-3676

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 9 to Apr 8

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
9:00am to 3:30pm : See website for any updates

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 5

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0

=Chairlifts=

Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 3

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 0

Triples: 2

Doubles: 0

Surface Lifts: 0

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Aspen-Pitkin County Airport  (ASE)
Distance: 4 mi / 7 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Denver Intl Airport  (DEN)
Distance: 184 mi / 296 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

Airport Transportation

Aspen Timeshares