Two Iconic Snowmobiling Names Begin Partnership
KLIM is excited to announce a new partnership with backcountry snowmobiling legend Chris Burandt! Welcome to the KLIM family!Posted by KLiM on Friday, May 1, 2015
KLIM and Chris Burandt announced today a long-term partnership that will have the decorated snowmobile athlete, legendary adventure guide and backcountry-snowmobiling ace riding, guiding and filming exclusively in KLIM Technical Riding Gear.
Burandt, whose basecamp is in Colorado, rides over 150 days a year in the nearly vertical backcountry of his backyard. His impressive career spans milestones from X Games Gold Medals to numerous film appearances to a successful touring and adventure company. His passion for riding and massive skillset has seen him on top of backcountry and freestyle snowmobiling’s worlds. His all-around riding ability and effortless style is widely known as one of the best.
“I try to align myself with the most elite companies in this industry,” Burandt said. “And that’s something I’ve taken pride in since the beginning. It makes me really excited to be with KLIM and to be in the best gear on the snow. The ingenuity, engineering and all the features of the KLIM gear fit my riding style and my company.”
KLIM’s research and development team based in Idaho will utilize Burandt’s heavy riding schedule and incredible experience to innovate future generations of riding gear. His addition to their roster of all-star riders and respected snowmobile ambassadors ensures the best riders in the world are riding in KLIM.
“Teaming up with the KLIM Family is going to be good for everyone,” Burandt said. “I can’t wait to get with the engineers at KLIM and provide them my feedback on the gear. The quality and performance is already at such an elite level, I can't wait to see where it can go from here!”
“Having Chris and Burandt Backcountry Adventures on our team is a perfect fit,” Said Sid Huntsman, Snow Marketing Manager for KLIM. “His passion for the sport and extensive experience will be a real asset. Chris has a real desire to align himself with the best and so does KLIM. This partnership will help both us both take technical riding gear to the next level, something that will benefit everyone in the industry. KLIM already has the most talented team of sponsored athletes to ever hit the snow. Adding Chris and his team just makes it that much stronger. We can’t wait to get this partnership in motion and honestly, I can’t wait to do some test riding with Chris and his team!”
KLIM Technical Riding Gear is the global leader in designing, developing and manufacturing the most advanced motor sports apparel for the snowmobile and motorcycle rider. Utilizing the world’s highest technologies in waterproof, breathable, durable and comfortable materials, KLIM builds gear for the most demanding riders.
About Chris Burandt and Burandt’s Backcountry Adventures
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 him to try his hand at snocross as a teenager. Over time, Chris's track time ended up taking a back seat to the new and exciting sport of snowmobile freestyle. Chris’ strong competitive edge and a desire to give the crowd a show started to get the attention of many. 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 Burandt's Backcountry Adventure.
Want your one-on-one time with a legend in the sport at a first class facility located in the heart of the Rockies? Chris now offers personal rides over some of Colorado’s most extreme terrain with his team of backcountry specialist at Burandt's Backcountry Adventure.