Aspen Highlands Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Colorado in USA. The resort is in the town of Aspen, CO.
We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Aspen Highlands Ski Resort stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Aspen Highlands Ski Resort is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.
Aspen Highlands Ski Resort is a part of the Mountain Collective network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the Collective.
There are numerous options to stay at Aspen Highlands Ski Resort around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Aspen Highlands Ski Resort Terrain Overview
Aspen Highlands Ski Resort has a total of 117 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,053 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 426 hectares, 1.6 square miles, or 4.3 square kilometers.
Aspen Highlands Ski Resort's slopes see on average 300 inches (7.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 25 feet every year!
Aspen Highlands Ski Resort Elevation
Aspen Highlands Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 11,675 feet, or 3,558 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 8,040 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 3,635 feet (1,108 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The summit of 11,675 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.
Aspen Highlands Ski Resort Difficulty Level
78.2out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Aspen Highlands Ski Resort has 1,053 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Seeing as Aspen Highlands Ski Resort is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, it's no surprise that over 71% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level. This leaves only 29% of its skiable acres as beginner terrain.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Aspen Highlands Ski Resort good for beginners?
This is one of the hardest ski areas in the country to ski at, so it is not great for beginners. Aspen Highlands Ski Resort ranks in the top 10% of the most-difficult ski resorts in the country. It has 53% of its trails rated as expert, or black-diamond level.
Aspen Highlands Ski Resort Location
Aspen Highlands Ski Resort is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Aspen, CO.
Aspen, CO 81611 USA
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Getting to Aspen Highlands Ski Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Aspen Highlands Ski Resort), its coordinates of 39.18800, -106.85000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Aspen, CO to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Aspen Highlands Ski Resort.
|Denver International Airport||DEN||Denver, CO||125 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Aspen Highlands Ski Resort.
|Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field||ASE||Aspen, CO||3 mi|
|Eagle County Regional Airport||EGE||Eagle, CO||32 mi|
|Grand Junction Regional Airport||GJT||Grand Junction, CO||90 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Aspen Highlands Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Aspen Highlands Ski Resort.
|Aspen Mountain Ski Resort||Aspen, CO||11,212 ft||62%||2 mi|
|Aspen Ski Resorts||Snowmass Village, CO||12,510 ft||74%||5 mi|
|Aspen Snowmass||Snowmass Village, CO||12,510 ft||68%||5 mi|
|Crested Butte||Crested Butte, CO||12,162 ft||77%||23 mi|
|Sunlight Mountain||Glenwood Springs, CO||9,895 ft||66%||30 mi|
|Ski Cooper||Leadville, CO||11,700 ft||56%||32 mi|
|Beaver Creek||Beaver Creek, CO||11,440 ft||64%||34 mi|
|Vail||Vail, CO||11,570 ft||79%||41 mi|
|Copper Mountain||Frisco, CO||12,441 ft||72%||41 mi|
|Cranor Hill Ski Area||Gunnison, CO||7,000 ft||0%||42 mi|
|Breckenridge||Breckenridge, CO||12,998 ft||85%||48 mi|
|Monarch||Salida, CO||11,952 ft||53%||53 mi|
|Keystone||Dillon, CO||12,408 ft||76%||56 mi|
|Loveland Ski Area||Dillon, CO||13,010 ft||65%||61 mi|
|Powderhorn Ski Resort||Powderhorn, CO||9,850 ft||60%||64 mi|
|Winter Park Resort||Winter Park, CO||12,060 ft||87%||76 mi|
|Ski Granby Ranch||Granby, CO||9,202 ft||32%||76 mi|
|Echo Mountain Resort||Idaho Springs, CO||10,650 ft||28%||79 mi|
|Lake City Ski Hill||Lake City, CO||8,847 ft||0%||85 mi|
|Bluebird Backcountry||Kremmling, CO||9,845 ft||60%||85 mi|
|Eldora||Nederland, CO||10,600 ft||50%||86 mi|
|Howelsen Hill Ski Area||Seamboat Springs, CO||7,136 ft||46%||89 mi|
|Lee's Ski Hill||Ouray, CO||0 ft||0%||92 mi|
Aspen Highlands Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||11,675 ft|
|Base Elevation||8,040 ft|
|Vertical Drop||3,635 ft|
(29% Beginner, 18% Intermediate, 53% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||300 inches|