Yeti Cycles Big Mountain Enduro presented by Shimano
Round 5 Enduro World Series – Round 5
Aspen Snowmass will host the only U.S. stop of the Enduro World Series in 2016. The two-day event will blend high altitude riding adventures mixed with some of the biggest descents and best riding in the area. Expect a heavy pro field, the largest cash payout of any 2016 BME event and new trails that have never been raced on.
The combination of the Aspen Mountain and Snowmass Bike Park terrain and the surrounding trails in the valley offer some of the most diverse mountain biking in the country. Aspen Mountain and Snowmass Bike Park are the only lift served biking in the U.S. that can take riders on 4,000-foot single track decents, beginning above tree line and ending in the high mountain desert. Riders should expect to see six stages and over 15,000 vertical feet in descending, with both lift served and back country access to the starts and with a wide variety of gnarly terrain and raw, gravity-fueled additions that riders are looking for. Snowmass has supported mountain biking and gravity riding for over 15 years going back to the NORBA Nationals and World Cup level Downhill racing. Throughout all the years, Snowmass has remained progressive every step of the way and is now excited to show off new trails to the exciting world of Big Mountain Enduro, which will be the fifth stop of the EWS tour.
Public entries will be available through an open lottery. Applications will be accepted at http://www.enduroworldseries.com/registration/ during a 24 hour period (January 25 12:01- 23:59 GMT / January 24 17:01 – January 25 16:59 MST).
Number of Stages: 3 stages per day; 6 total.
Approximate total GC time: 70 minutes
Course elevation: Climbing = 1,700 feet/519 meters, Descending = 15,000 feet/4,572 meters
Terrain type: High speed, high alpine, fall line stages, mixed with wooded terrain and raw open ski runs, combined with some well maintained bench cut single track. 15,000 feet of timed descending over two days. Very little bike park terrain.