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Aspen Highlands


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Aspen Highlands is a renowned ski area located in the beautiful town of Aspen, Colorado. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Aspen Highlands offers an incredible skiing experience for all levels of skiers. With its challenging terrain, breathtaking scenery, and vibrant après-ski scene, it has become a favorite destination for skiing enthusiasts. Aspen Highlands is not a purpose-built ski resort but rather a traditional village that has developed around its world-class skiing opportunities. The resort has a rich history dating back to the 1950s when skiing started gaining popularity in the area. Over the years, it has evolved into a premier destination, attracting skiers from all around the world. Getting to Aspen Highlands is convenient, as it is directly accessible from the town of Aspen. Skiers can simply take a short ride from their accommodations to the base area of the ski resort. Additionally, there is a complimentary shuttle service that operates between Aspen Highlands and the other three ski areas in the Aspen Snowmass region, making it easy for visitors to explore the entire area. One of the unique features of Aspen Highlands is the ability to ski back to town. Skiers can take on the exhilarating Highland Bowl, a massive backcountry-like terrain, and then descend all the way to the base of Aspen Highlands. This is a thrilling experience for advanced skiers who are seeking a challenge and want to enjoy the convenience of skiing directly back to the village. As for the après-ski scene, Aspen Highlands offers a vibrant and lively atmosphere. After a day on the slopes, visitors can head to one of the many cozy mountain lodges or restaurants in the village to relax and indulge in delicious food and drinks. The town of Aspen itself is known for its upscale dining and shopping options, as well as a bustling nightlife scene, ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy. Aspen Highlands is particularly suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers due to its diverse and challenging terrain. The resort is famous for its steep and deep runs, including the aforementioned Highland Bowl, which offers an exhilarating experience for expert skiers. However, there are also plenty of groomed slopes and trails suitable for intermediate skiers to enjoy. In conclusion, Aspen Highlands is a premier ski destination that combines a rich history, stunning mountain scenery, challenging terrain, and a vibrant après-ski scene. Whether you are an experienced skier looking for a thrilling adventure or a beginner seeking to improve your skills, Aspen Highlands offers something for everyone. With its convenient access, ability to ski back to town, and diverse offerings, it promises an unforgettable skiing experience in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

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