New All Mountain Concept from GMC
By Zlatan Stankovic on December 4, 2017
Initially, the GMC Sierra 2500 Denali HD All Mountain Concept looks like something you’d see in a James Bond movie. With huge off-road tracks, this concept is set to take on the towering slopes of Vail Mountain in Colorado at a peak elevation of nearly 12,000 feet…and we can’t wait.
To celebrate the new partnership between Vail Resorts and GMC, the All Mountain is already generating excitement and proving the company always has a ‘next level’. Boasting the same Sierra Denali HD strong exterior, the concept offers unique graphics to represent both the mountains and the GMC brand. Furthermore, the customization is incredible with an integrated audio system (integrated into an exterior sports bar!), LED accessory lighting, and a customized KICKER amplifier.
When looking for a ‘capable’ vehicle, the Sierra Denali sits atop the list with ease but now, with the Mattracks customized tracks, it looks like a mix between a bulldozer and a road vehicle. When travelling over powdery snow, a vehicle needs flotation and this is what the concept offers alongside additional ground clearance.
Under the hood, the ‘extreme’ theme continues with a 6.6-liter Duramax Diesel turbo-diesel V8 engine. For those familiar with the range, you’ll know this engine well but the new design offers more than 900 lb-ft of torque and nearly 450 horsepower. When moving large trailers and heavy payloads, this low-end torque works a treat.
On the All Mountain, there are numerous decorative accessories along with the functional ones and, surprisingly, they can all be used on any Sierra HD model so long as you’re teaming up with a GMC dealer. What does this include? For starters, this includes the Sierra-branded sports bar, Advantage soft roll-up tonneau cover, Lund bed extender, three-inch off-road step bars, ski/bike carrier from Thule, and premium floor liners for both the front and rear.
If you kept up-to-date with the goings on at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show, you’ll have seen a similar All Mountain vehicle based on the Sierra HD All Terrain X.
As mentioned previously, this stunning vehicle comes thanks to GMC’s new relationship with Vail Resorts. Currently, the latter has an aim of creating the best experience for all guests so they walk away with memories to last a lifetime. With the partnership working across all 13 ski resorts in North America, all guests can enjoy the GMC brand experience with signature events and on-site activations all through the calendar. At the premier lodging properties, these guests will also have access to a complimentary vehicle service.
New Partnership Details
From the outside, it seems as though this partnership is mutually beneficial and beyond. With the complimentary vehicle service, the Yukon XL Denalis will be used at certain Hospitality and RockResorts properties in Breckenridge, Park City, Vail, and several others. After this, the vehicle service will be extended to Beaver Creek’s White Carpet Club which, in case you were unaware, is a members-only club for all destination skiers. For members of the club, they have access to boot dryers, an intimate seating area, spacious lockers, food and drink, and even an on-site concierge.
Finally, all Vail Resorts events will have GMC as the main sponsor and this includes the Beaver Creek Culinary Weekend, Snow Days, Spring Gruv, Spring Fever, and many others.
If you get a chance to catch the GMC All Mountain concept in action, we urge you to do so because it looks sensational and the designers/manufacturers deserve praise for the stunning vehicle!