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Aspen Highlands

[ Avg. Snowfall: 300 inches | Total # of Lifts: 5 | Elevation Top: 11675 ft (top of Highland Bowl 12,392 ft.), Bottom: 8040 ft | Vertical Drop: 3635 ft | Skiable Area: 970 acres | Terrain: Beginner: 18%; Intermediate: 30%; Advanced: 16%; Expert: 36% ]

merry go round restaurant
Merry-Go-Round Restaurant
loge lift
Loge Lift
   

Highland Bowl
Various photography vantage points during the approach of Highland Bowl. During the rush of getting to the summit, breathing heavily and trying to stand still and balanced while shooting from our home-made ski pole monopod, I totally forgot about the skis attached to the backpack behind me. Oh well, so much for the perfect uncluttered vista...
highland bowl rock out gate
Rock Out Gate
maroon bells  and pyramid peak views
Maroon and Pyramid peaks
prayer flags at the top of highland bowl
Summit
starting down highland bowl
Starting down

Aspen Highlands Closing Day Parties
In 2006, Aspen Highlands Ski Area came to a season close on April 2. To mark the occasion locals' suited up with retro and weird ski costumes while a steady line of hikers, 2 abreast in places, climbed to Highlands Bowl where a man in a lizard leotard passed around champagne. As the lifts closed a large crowd gathered at the base to say farewell. Bartenders at Iguana's expected to sell 13,000 bottles of Corona by the days end ($21.00 per six pack) and had sold 500 cases by 5 p.m. Patrollers set off charges on the ridge above the base to a appreciative crowd. 100 inches of snow remained as a upper mountain base depth.
ski splash
2008 Ski Splash
2007 highlands closing day party
2007 Closing Day Party
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06 Closing Day Base Party 1
Aspen Highlands Closing Day Party - April 2, 2006 The Aspen Highlands Ski Area came to a season close last April 2. To mark the occasion locals' suited up with retro and weird ski costumes while a steady line of hikers, 2 abreast in places, climbed to Highlands Bowl where a man in a lizard leotard passed around champagne. As the lifts closed a large crowd gathered at the base to say farewell. Bartenders at Iguana's expected to sell 13,000 bottles of Corona by the days end ($21.00 per six pack) and had sold 500 cases by 5 p.m. Patrollers set off charges on the ridge above the base to a appreciative crowd. 100 inches of snow remained as a upper mountain base depth.
06 Closing Day Base Party 2

Aspen Highlands Timeshares
In addition to the variety of lodges and hotels surrounding the Highlands ski area and the Highland Bowl, there are several timeshare resorts as well. These resorts are some of the most impressive properties in Aspen, offering vacation suites that look more like private apartments than rental properties. Owners can visit annually during their allotted vacation week, but non-owners can rent out unsold and unclaimed weeks to experience the resorts.
Ritz Carlton Club at Aspen Highlands
Ritz Carlton Club Aspen Highlands
Hyatt Grand Aspen timeshare
Hyatt Grand Aspen
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