Snowmass’ Burnt Mountain expansion brings the backcountry inbounds

November 29th, 2013 by

Snowmass, located just outside the town of Aspen, Colorado boasts arguably the most varied terrain among the four mountains that make up Aspen/Snowmass. It’s one of the reasons we choose to conduct our microbrew ski test there. From steep, above-tree-line runs to perfectly spaced aspen groves, Snowmass allows our testers to put the skis through the wringer.

As if the terrain wasn’t already top notch, Snowmass added 230 acres of terrain last year, and all of it a powder hound’s dream. The Burnt Mountain expansion is featured in the sixth episode of Aspen/Snowmass’ Our Story.

#OurStory – EP06: Burnt Mountain from Aspen/Snowmass on Vimeo

“Burnt Mountain is the newest addition to the Aspen/Snowmass lineup of terrain,” says Chris Davenport in the episode. “Actually, when I was younger worked on the trail there in Snowmass and I spent a lot of time cutting the trails on Burnt Mountain, so I take a lot of pride in it.”

The added terrain bumps Snowmass’ skiable acreage to 3,362, making it the second largest in Colorado. After taking the Elk Camp chairlift, a short hike accesses Burnt Mountain’s rolling glades, providing for a perfect backcountry skiing feel within the resort boundaries.

The episode showcases the forested terrain with skiers, including Davenport, swiftly navigating powder filled tree runs and looking like they’re having a damn good time.

Burnt Mountain concludes Aspen/Snowmass’ Our Story series. For more from Aspen, be sure to follow the resort this winter on Twitter and Instagram.

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Donny O'Neill hails from the mystical, faraway land of New Hartford, CT. When he's not in the mountains searching for Big Foot, he's the Associate Editor here at Freeskier.