An already family-friendly resort outdoes itself with a $17 million children’s center.
One doesn’t expect to find oneself climbing a tree after a day of skiing the slopes of Snowmass. Yet it’s 4 p.m., and instead of slipping into a booth at the village tavern for a pint, I’m twisting myself into a pretzel trying to follow my toddler up the Aspen Leaf Climber at the new Treehouse Kids Adventure Center.
Long roped off as out-of-bounds, Highland Bowl¿at 12,500 feet¿is a cauldron of outrageous skiing that crowns Aspen Highlands. Last winter, to loud hurrahs, a group of spectacular drops known as the Y-Zones were opened in the Bowl.
"Under New Management," reads a figurative sign in front of this massive resort astride the California/Nevada state line at Lake Tahoe. Last spring, Vail Resorts, Inc., acquired Heavenly. That comes as a relief to many Heavenly devotees.