Aspen Highlands Ski Area

Aspen Highlands Ski Area
The lower slopes at Aspen Highlands Ski Area

With an abundance of expert terrain, groomed cruisers (including some of the most challenging big-mountain terrain in North America) and breath-taking vistas of the Maroon Bells, it''s no wonder that Aspen Highlands Ski Area is the local's favorite. And for those who love moguls, the Mushroom trail has been extended to test even the fittest of legs. This is a mountain for those who like to ski/board hard.

The Aspen Highlands Base Village offers 29 beds, but the free bus service (runs every 15 minutes) can take you to 14,000+ beds in about 10 minutes. The Base Village offers a ski shop and 2 bars, plus cafeterias, restaurants and other shops. The on-site rental shop offers ski and 'board gear.

Along with Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk and Snowmass, Aspen Highlands is part of the Aspen/Snowmass Ski Complex owned and operated by the Aspen Skiing Company.

Aspen Highlands
Aspen Highlands Ski Area lodge

Quick Facts about Aspen Highlands Ski Area

Season: Mid-December - Early April (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, MST
Lifts: 5:
* 3 high speed quads
* 2 triple chairs
Average annual snowfall: 300 inches
Total Ski/Board Terrain: 1,028 acres
Snowmaking: 110 acres
Base Elevation: 8,040 ft
Summit elevation: 11,675 ft
Vertical Rise: 3,635 ft
Number of Trails: 125
Trail Classifications:
Beginner: 18%
Intermediate: 30%
Advanced: 16%
Expert: 36%
Longest Run: 3.5 miles
Aspen Highlands Ski Area
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