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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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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Ride with Burandt and Crew in BC this December!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 1:39 pm

Ok guys and gals, here's your chance to ride with me and the BBA crew at Grizzly Lodge in BC this December!

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Ride with BBA in Chile next summer!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:29 pm

Hey everyone,

If you haven't already heard the exciting news, new for the 2014 season BBA is offering riding adventures in the majestic Andes Mountains of Chile in the middle of summer!!  Less than 50 spots are left with tours starting Aug 1st and going through August 31st.  Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to ride some of the craziest and most unique terrain in the world and put tracks where snowmobiles have NEVER been.  

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