When people see me on the mountain they’re always asking about new runs or mountains. I’m always trying to get people over to Aspen Highlands. However, one of the most common things I hear about the Highlands is ‘it’s too hard for me’. They’ll say, ‘I think I’ll head to Snowmass instead’. Oh, but you would be making a very big mistake.
So, I was at the Highlands doing gate training this week for an upcoming race this weekend and had a few moments for a few free skiing runs. Thanks to locals like Eric and his Bowl Blog, there is that side of the hill the locals rave about. The ‘Highlands Bowl’ that is hike to only, Steeplechase and the Oly side. All worthy opponents if you’re in the upper 20% of skiers with the ability to really enjoy these runs. If you’re like a large majority of skiers, you’ll take your cruisers and nice long groomers on a crisp sunny day and be very happy. Here are some photos of my favorite Highlands blue cruiser runs.
Almost to the top of the Exhibition Lift. Merry Go Round restaurant is to the right of the water shack.
As you can see, there are copious amounts of nice wide open blue cruisers at Highlands. Next time someone asks you to head over and explore, remember, there are plenty of runs that you can have fun on.
Over and out, BBB