The Aspen Highlands Ski Resort is a great option for those who want a quieter mountain with less crowds and limited nightlife. It’s also a good choice for families and beginner skiers, thanks to the lack of steep terrain.
There are many accommodations options to choose from on the Aspen Highlands Ski Resort, including private condos and a Ritz Carlton Destination Club. You can also stay in the charming town of Aspen which is a 10-minute drive away from Highlands.
The Ritz-Carlton Club
Located at the base of a 12,500-foot mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Club is your home in the majestic mountains. It offers convenient ski-in/ski-out access to Aspen Highlands, along with renowned Ritz-Carlton services in a luxury setting.
The Ritz-Carlton Club provides luxurious mountain living in spacious two- and three-bedroom condominiums. Each residence is designed with classic Western finishes and rich leather couches, and the suites feature Frette linens, heated Italian marble floors in the bathrooms, and flatscreen TVs.
Indulge in a full-service spa, enjoy a private slopeside pool and hot tub, or explore 125 trails from your room. You can also access the Members’ Lounge for hosted apres-ski gatherings, as well as summer golf privileges at Roaring Fork Valley clubs.
You’ll typically pay a premium to stay in a club room, but you can often get one for much less than you’d normally pay by booking at the right time. For example, many hotels will offer a third or fourth night free on certain stays, so it’s worth checking out.
The Little Nell
Situated right at the base of Aspen Mountain, this Five-Star, Five-Diamond property offers one-of-a-kind service and slopeside convenience. With 92 unique rooms, it offers the perfect base to explore the ski area and town.
Its accommodations are a mix of room types and feature a gas log fireplace, down-filled sofas and lounge chairs, a fully stocked mini bar, and private balconies with city or mountain views. The design of these guest rooms was reimagined in 2017 by Champalimaud Design LLC with palettes of blue, tan and grey to complement the relaxed vibe of Aspen.
The Little Nell also offers the convenience of a full-service spa with three treatment rooms and an array of facial and massage treatments. Its outdoor pool and hot tub offer a beautiful view of the Aspen mountains.
The Little Nell is also the only hotel in Aspen that offers ski-in/ski-out access to Aspen Mountain. Its onsite restaurants and bars provide a luxurious dining experience for guests who want to dine before or after exploring Aspen’s ski resorts and art scene.
The Lodge at Aspen
Located within a 5-minute walk of Aspen Mountain and Silver Queen Gondola, The Lodge at Aspen is a great base for exploring. This family-friendly hotel offers complimentary shuttle service, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub.
The hotel also features a concierge, ski storage, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The 38 air-conditioned rooms offer refrigerators and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
There are four types of guest rooms: Garden Area, Balcony, Upper Level and Suites. Each has a king bed, gas log fireplace, flat screen TV and private balcony with mountain views.
Aspen Highlands is a great ski resort for intermediates and experts alike. It has a wide variety of terrain, including steep backcountry style runs in the Highland Bowl that are often snowcat accessed.
During peak skiing season, the mountain offers ski and snowboard rentals, as well as retail shopping at the base. On-mountain restaurants include the Merry-Go-Round and Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro.
The Limelight Hotel
The Limelight Hotel is the perfect place for a comfortable, ski-in/ski-out stay in Aspen. It offers a host of amenities and is a favorite among locals and travelers alike.
The 126-room, dog-friendly hotel is just two blocks from Aspen Mountain and the charming outdoor walking malls. It features an onsite restaurant, bar/lounge, outdoor pool, hot tubs, fitness center and a ski valet and lockers.
All 126 rooms feature views of the mountains, and the higher-end accommodations offer king beds or queens. Some have kitchenettes and terraces. The property also provides a spa, an express check-in and check-out feature, and a free shuttle service.