I had planned to ski Sunday at Highlands, but when I got up in the morning and could barely move the left knee, i decided to take sunday off, and ski on Monday. A good choice all around, though I also decided to skip any hiking for that Monday, which was probably a good idea too. (Highlands has a snowcat to bring you 1/4 of the way to Highland bowl, then the rest is about a 30-45 minute hike. I reunited with my Silverton ski buddy Garrett, who had been up in the Utah back country for a few days, and we ripped around all day, having a grand old time, in about 4" of freshies. Highlands is referred to as the Aspen locals mountain, and I found that to be true. It was more challenging than Snowmass (debateable I guess), steeper for sure, but it had an excellent vibe all around, from the mountain itself and from the small base area, which had just enough. I celebrated an excellent time at Aspen Highlands by toasting the end of the day at the Highlands Pizza co,v with a 24 oz PBR pounder. Check out the Pictures here. I also stopped by Aspen's Buttermilk, to check out the X-games venue, which was sweet.