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Aspen Highlands
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Aspen Highlands featuring a lake or waterhole, landscape views and tranquil scenes

Famous powder bowls, slopes with views of spectacular wilderness and steep runs that challenge even veteran skiers make this spot a local favorite.

Known as “the locals' mountain,” the Aspen Highlands ski area offers a variety of challenging runs as well as easier, more accessible slopes. The mountain's proximity to scenic spots and hearty alpine dining options adds to its universal appeal. Experience the area on skis, by board or on foot.

Ascend to Highland Peak at 12,400 feet (3,780 kilometers) above sea level and plummet down the Highland Bowl, one of the Highlands' main attractions. The crescent-shaped ridge slopes inward, piling up powder and creating an off-piste experience for seasoned skiers. Runs down Temerity and the Olympic Bowl are similarly exhilarating.

Loge Peak and Cloud Nine ski areas offer easier options to the bottom of the mountain. Breeze down blue runs, which cut through evergreen woodlands. Cruise onto the long green courses that allow even first-time skiers to travel extended distances. Spend a week or more and try to ski all 122 trails. You’ll always find a suitable course, even if you aren't quite ready to hit double black diamond runs.

Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro offers up equal parts elegance and raucous fun with an afternoon ski-in-dance-out après ski scene. In the evenings, take a snowcat ride to the venue for a unique dinner experience. Sample raclette and fondue, two popular Swiss-style melted cheese dishes.

Explore the local area in summer. White River National Forest is home to the famously photogenic Maroon Bells, a series of peaks rising above a clear lake. Hike through the wilderness and bring along a camera to capture photos of the awe-inspiring scenery.

The winter season lasts from December until early April. Reach the village via Aspen airport, which serves major cities, such as Denver and Chicago. The Aspen Highlands Village itself is set against stunning backdrops and offers numerous dining and lodging options. The area even has several art studios to browse when you aren't plunging down the mountain's precipices.

Explore all of Aspen Snowmass, with four mountains providing endless opportunities for year-round fun and excitement.

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Mountain Chalet Aspen
Mountain Chalet Aspen
3 out of 5
333 East Durant Avenue, Aspen, CO
The price is $118 per night from May 18 to May 18
Located in Downtown Aspen, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Wagner Park and Aspen Mountain. Buttermilk Mountain is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.
4.4/5Excellent! (849 reviews)
"location"

Reviewed on May 15, 2021

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Hotel Aspen
Hotel Aspen
3 out of 5
110 W Main St, Aspen, CO
The price is $159 per night from May 18 to May 18
Located in the heart of Aspen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Isis Theatre and Aspen Mountain. Buttermilk Mountain and Aspen Highlands are also within ...
4.1/5Very Good! (875 reviews)
"Well there is nothing unique. It’s a place to sleep and in the area it’s the best price you will find."

Reviewed on May 16, 2021

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Luxury Ritz Carlton, Aspen Colorado 11/30- 12/7 2019- 3 BR/ 3 BA
Luxury Ritz Carlton, Aspen Colorado 11/30- 12/7 2019- 3 BR/ 3 BA
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Located in Aspen, this family-friendly resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Aspen Highlands, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Aspen Recreation Center and Buttermilk Mountain. ...
Luxury Ritz Carlton, Aspen Colorado 11/30- 12/7 2019- 3 BR/ 3 BA
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Mountain Chalet Aspen
Mountain Chalet Aspen
3 out of 5
333 East Durant Avenue, Aspen, CO
The price is $118 per night from May 18 to May 18
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Hotel Aspen
Hotel Aspen
3 out of 5
110 W Main St, Aspen, CO
The price is $159 per night from May 18 to May 18
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Luxury Ritz Carlton, Aspen Colorado 11/30- 12/7 2019- 3 BR/ 3 BA
Luxury Ritz Carlton, Aspen Colorado 11/30- 12/7 2019- 3 BR/ 3 BA
Aspen, CO
Luxury Ritz Carlton, Aspen Colorado 11/30- 12/7 2019- 3 BR/ 3 BA
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Aspen Alpine Mountain Lodge
Aspen, CO
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St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums
St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums
2.5 out of 5
334 W Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO
The price is $70 per night from May 18 to May 18
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The St. Regis Aspen Resort
The St. Regis Aspen Resort
5 out of 5
315 East Dean St., Aspen, CO
The price is $349 per night from May 17 to May 17
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4 out of 5
245 Conundrum Creek Rd, Aspen, CO
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W Aspen
2.5 out of 5
550 South Spring Street, Aspen, CO
The price is $199 per night from May 17 to May 17
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Inn at Aspen
Inn at Aspen
3 out of 5
38750 Highway 82, Aspen, CO
The price is $111 per night from May 18 to May 18
Inn at Aspen
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