If there’s one place that even the most seasoned traveler will be stunned by, it’s the Aspen Highlands. It won’t be the high altitude that’ll take your breath away, but the sheer beauty and size of the mountain before you (and the endless opportunities for skiing and snowboarding, of course).
At a glance
The Aspen Highlands remains a favorite amongst locals and travelers alike for a number of reasons. Take the panoramic views, for example, and some of the most intense and challenging ski runs in Colorado. If it’s an adrenaline rush you’re after, you’ve come to the right place.
What to see
Ski (or snowboard) on the infamous Highland Bowl, only accessible by hiking or hopping on board a snowcat. It’s a thrilling experience for the adrenaline seeker and considered a rite of passage for the Aspen visitor. In other words, it won’t leave you disappointed. The ridge of “The Bowl” delivers the serene 360 degree view before hurtling down, 48 degrees at its steepest.
Most of the mountain’s terrains flow from the narrow ridge, like Broadway, but lower mountain runs boast just as much fun. Take Thunderbowl, an intermediate run that hosts most of the ski competitions on the mountain, so you can pretend you’re a pro.
The Deep Temerity lift accesses the recently added 237 skiable areas. Seem like too much? Learn about the environment you’re having the time of your life on by taking a free Mountain Tour with a naturalist.
Why we love it
There’s an addictive air of excitement on the Aspen Highlands. It’s a place that’s guaranteed to get your heart racing, whether you’re flying down the Highland Bowl or taking in the panoramic views over the Maroon Bells on one of the ski lifts. Yep, you’re in big-mountain territory now.