Aspen Highlands is a smaller resort than the others in the Aspen/Snowmass complex. Slightly inset from town, it conveys quaint feelings of isolation and offers a more localized ski experience.
Highlands offers a few high-end lodging options directly on the mountain, including the Ritz-Carlton and some luxury homes. Despite its small footprint, it is still one of the best Aspen/Snowmass resorts for skiing.
Ski-In Ski-Out Aspen Inn
A ski-in ski-out hotel means that you can ski directly to the slopes & ski home again. This is a convenient and easy way to get to the mountains, especially for families.
The Inn at Aspen is located right in front of areas suitable for both beginner and advanced skiers. Guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, wifi, shuttle service and parking to ensure a stress-free vacation.
This Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond ski-in ski-out property offers 92 spacious rooms and suites that are designed with a residential feel and modern “Aspen Aesthetic” design. Among the amenities are two renowned restaurants, a wine bar, a fitness area, massage/facial treatment rooms and a Jacuzzi and heated outdoor pool.
This ski-in ski-out hotel also offers concierge services to help plan a family ski-in ski-out vacation. Moreover, it is the only ski-in ski-out hotel near Buttermilk Mountain, making it an ideal choice for those who want to experience the best of Aspen skiing.
With three bedrooms, a large living area, and spacious kitchen, this condo rental at Aspen Highlands Ski Resort Lodging is ideal for a family vacation in Aspen. It offers a convenient location and is within easy walking distance of skiing, hiking, and other winter activities.
The three-bedroom apartment is 5.1 km from The John Denver Sanctuary, and guests benefit from a 24-hour front desk, free private parking and free WiFi. The apartment comes with a satellite flat-screen TV and a kitchen with a fridge and an oven.
A ski equipment rental service, a ski pass sales point and ski-to-door access are available at the property.
Frias Properties of Aspen offers a variety of luxury Aspen vacation rentals in upscale neighborhoods that are located near world-class ski areas. These rentals are often more spacious than hotel rooms and provide the amenities of a resort, such as dedicated workstations or separate dens.
Ski-In Ski-Out Aspen Condo
A ski-in ski-out location is at the top of most winter visitors’ wish lists. Interestingly, Aspen is a rare destination with very few accommodations in this category–only one truly ski in ski out hotel and a handful of ski in ski out condos and homes.
Located between Ajax and Buttermilk Mountains, the Ritz-Carlton Club Condos at Aspen Highlands are the only true ski in ski out property in Aspen’s main town, and they offer spacious two- & three-bedroom condo options.
These condos are also well-equipped with a full kitchen, fireplace, flat screen TV, and hot tub. They are perfect for families or groups of friends looking to ski together.
In addition to ski-in ski-out condos, Aspen Highlands is also home to a number of high-end luxury hotels. If nightlife is important, you can head to Aspen’s downtown area for a night out at Isis Theater, Mill Street, or Aspen Art Museum.
Aspen Mountain Lodge
A short walk into town for dinner and nightlife, this boutique hotel offers a free skier shuttle, continental breakfast, and a year-round outdoor pool. Rooms are comfortable and feature refrigerators, cable TV, and complimentary WiFi.
Aspen Highlands is a local favorite with plenty of steep terrain and long runs for intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders. There are also several mogul runs on the mountain and a number of double black trails.
This resort is part of the Mountain Collective, which means you can buy a lift pass for all four Aspen Ski Areas (Ajax, Buttermilk, Snowmass, and Aspen Highlands) with just one purchase. There are also lots of other winter activities like cross-country skiing, ice skating, and snowshoeing to enjoy.
The ski-in ski-out Lodge is a throwback to the Swiss chalets of yesteryear, with pine paneling and brick fireplaces. The oversized rooms are a pleasant retreat from the busy town. They offer views of the mountains and a free coffee/tea service in the lobby.