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|Ski area:||1,040 acres|
|Longest Run:||3.5 miles|
Aspen Highlands is one of four Aspen area resorts (the other are Aspen Mountain, Snowmass and Buttermilk). Aspen Highlands provides a variety of terrain but for the advanced skier and boarder, its glades, steeps and the signature advanced terrain of the Highland bowl are some of the discriminators which motivate people to ski here. Access to Highland Bowl requires a ride in a snowcat (free) and a hike to the peak. Most of the mountain trails are not structured in an obvious layout and the curious can find themselves spending the day exploring the mountain.
As with many resorts, the mountain layout provides the beginner "green" runs and intermediate "blue" runs at the lower elevations on the mountain with the majority of advanced runs at the higher elevations. Highland Bowl requires a hike of 717 vertical feet to its peak of 12,392 ft and has some of the steepest grades on the mountain (over 40 degrees).
Green Run: "Red Onion"
Green Run: "Red Onion", easy, groomed, wide and flat.
Blue Run: "Broadway" easiest way down from the peak of Loge Peak lift
Peak of Loge lift will give you access to "Temerity" and Highland Bowl (background).
Snyder's Ridge: entrance to the run
Trees from Snyder's Ridge
lower moguls from Snyder's Ridge
Blue Run: "Scarlett's Run" is a blue mogul run with groomed blue run options on either side. This is a nice training ground for the black diamond and double black diamond mogul runs.
Black Diamond Mogul run
One of the many mogul runs not marked on the trail map.
Gle feeds into this mogul run
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