Arguably the world’s best all-around snowmobiler, 
Chris Burandt began riding snowmobiles at the tender age of six, in the Colorado backcountry surrounding his grandparents’ cabin. His natural talent to ride snowmobiles led to a successful career in snocross as a teenager. Over time, speed and standard jumps weren't enough excitement for the Colorado native and Chris’ strong competitive edge and a desire to give the crowd a show led to him seeing just how far he could make his machine fly. In 1999, the 20-year-old joined the Slednecks crew, where he showcased his talents in the film Slednecks 3, opening the door to his career as a professional snowmobiler. Chris’ success on a sled helped pioneer the sport of snowmobile freestyle, so much so that in the early 2000's, he acquired the nickname "Big Air Burandt."  After learning how to back flip just two weeks prior to the first ever Snowmobile Freestyle event at ESPN’s Winter X Games, Burandt took home the Gold.The drive to succeed at any cost has helped Chris to go farther and further than any other snowmobiler in the world, pushing backcountry riding to a whole new level. He brings that driving desire and unquenchable thirst for life to his business and the groups that he rides with…sharing with them all that he has learned, including a revolutionary new methodology for backcountry riding. His enthusiasm for what he does, and for making sure that your snowmobile tour excursion is nothing short of spectacular, will define your riding experience at Cottonwood Riding Tours with Chris Burandt. 

Want your one-on-one time with a legend in the sport? Chris now offers personal rides over some of Colorado’s most extreme terrain when you choose either the Ultimate Adrenaline Series, Mountain Escape Retreat, or the Elite Business Adventure Retreat

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Book the Ultimate Summer Adventure in Chile before it’s too late!

Monday, July 21, 2014 1:54 pm

Still a few spots left for the ultimate adventure in Chile this August - check the August calendar on the right for openings, then click the contact Chris button above for more details!

Here's a recent pic of one of my favorite zones...looks so good right now!

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Mucho pow days predicted for this winters backcountry adventures in Chile!

Thursday, May 15, 2014 8:30 am

How can riding in the Andes mountains of South America with Burandt’sBackcountry Adventure get any better you ask?  How about the return of El Nino to South America where experts predict “one of  the biggest winters in regards to precipitation in over a decade.”  That means tons of powdays for us!!  Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to ride the majestic Andes Mountains in August with Chris Burandt, Sahenskinner and the BBA crew.

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Footage from a clients recent adventure!!  Hit the “Contact” button and book your adventure today!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:57 am

Check out this sweet edit from our friend Rob and his groups adventure here in CO last week!

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BBA Customer Testimonial

Friday, January 31, 2014 3:25 pm

Got this super cool letter from a first time customer to BBA this year.  Thanks for the kind words Scott!  Now go take those new found skills and go school your buddies back home!

Hello Chris,

Just a follow up note to say thanks for all your hospitality during my stay. I have to say it was grueling but in a great kind of way. Just the right balance of pain to pleasure that keeps us all in this sport. I have to tell you that I was not sure what to expect with all the…

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Ladies Ride - Jan 14, 15, 16 2014!

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 5:22 pm

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