66.3 miles
Distance
16,427 ft
Climb
-16,350 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point
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Aspen Snowmass will host the BME Finals for 2019. The two-day event will blend high altitude riding adventures mixed with some of the biggest descents and best riding in the area, some of which trails seldom open to the public. Expect a heavy pro field and new and revised courses from previous years. The combination of Aspen Mountain, Snowmass Bike Park terrain and the surrounding trails within 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 descents, beginning above tree line and ending in the high mountain desert. Over the 2 days, racers can expect to see 5 to 6 stages, over 12,000 feet of descending and 3,000 feet of climbing. With both lift served and pedal transitions to start lines and a wide variety of raw terrain and big descents, racers are in for a treat.

Snowmass has supported mountain biking and gravity riding for over 17 years going back to the NORBA Nationals and World Cup Downhill racing days. Throughout all the years, Aspen Snowmass has remained progressive every step of the way and the local crew is excited to showcase this venue to the mountain bike world, which will be the fifth and final stop on the BME tour.

Detailed Description
Big Mountain Enduro - Aspen Snowmass 2019 is a 66 mile expert race route located near Aspen Colorado. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 16,427 ft with a max elevation of 11,321 ft then descends -16,350 ft.
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4 Reviews & Comments

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hi-dr-nick Reporter (Aug 20, 2021 at 16:14)
Literally the perfect example of how to properly build new school trails with an old school feel. No weird overly sustainable building techniques, which helps keep the trail steep. Sure a bit of erosion might happen over time in spots but that's what a trail crew is for!! Props to snowmass trail crew
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beubeux (Jul 3, 2020 at 16:37)
Definitely a challenging black diamond trail, love it.
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erikober (Aug 29, 2019 at 19:18)
Trail Sequel
Built for the BME and closed the rest of the time. Starts to tge right off the work road 100 feet past the base of Elk Camp Chair.
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sunnymoonshine (Aug 18, 2019 at 9:59)
Not Scorch, it is the Banzai Downhill
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Route Sections

1 Stage 1
  • 5 miles distance
  • 433 ft climb
  • -2,856 ft descent
2 Stage 2
  • 4 miles distance
  • 174 ft climb
  • -3,115 ft descent
3 Stage 3
  • 2 miles distance
  • 81 ft climb
  • -1,723 ft descent
4 Stage 4
  • 2 miles distance
  • 82 ft climb
  • -1,063 ft descent
5 Stage 5
  • 5 miles distance
  • 153 ft climb
  • -3,298 ft descent
6 Stage 6
  • 2 miles distance
  • 11 ft climb
  • -1,577 ft descent

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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday August 17, 2019
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    BME Aspen Snowmass
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
More Stats for Big Mountain Enduro - Aspen Snowmass 2019 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    77 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,776 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,448 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,524 ft
  • Grade max
    -79.8%
  • Grade min
    939%
  • Distance climb
    30 miles
  • Distance down
    33 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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