Last year, GMC built a completely customised GMC Sierra with tank treads for crushing the powder at Whistler Ski Resort in British Columbia. But that arctic warrior has been put to shame by the brand-new Sierra All-Mountain concept built on the bones of the Sierra 2500HD Denali.
Sierra 2500HD Denali All Mountain
GMC, as the official supplier of chairlift-replacing truck tanks, is adding the Sierra 2500HD Denali All Mountain to its fleet. This model will be on display at the Vail Ski Resort in Vail Colorado. As you can see from the picture, the most obvious enhancements are the Mattracks treads replacing the traditional wheels. Of course, they offer superior traction on ice and snow. But perhaps the greater benefit is the increased ground clearance. With a few extra inches of height, the All Mountain’s body remains above deep snow drifts.
Under the hood is the available 6.6L Duramax turbodiesel V8. It produces 445 horsepower and an insane 910 lb.-ft. of torque. Needless to say, it’s more than powerful enough to rip up and down the slopes. It also gets the Allison 1000 6-speed transmission with It even has Auto Grade Braking which automatically downshifts to help with engine braking downhill.
GMC included tons of official accessories that can be installed by your GMC dealer.
- Sierra sport bar
- Off-road step bars
- Soft roll-up tonneau cover by Advantage
- Premium floor liners
- Ski/bike carrier by Thule
- Lund bed-extender
The GMC Sierra HD lineup is about professional-grade performance. But the Danli trim level is about climbing the peak of style and comfort. So, it’s no surprise that the Sierra All Mountain has a few party tricks up its sleeves. Take the functional-looking sportbar, for example. It features a custom integrated KICKER amplifier and sound system into the sport bar. If you want to partake in some night skiing, the All Mountain features a wheel-well and underbody LED light package.
Of course, it also has snowboard and ski racks. And for style (and a little practicality), GMC tacked on a RIGID E-Series 30” lightbar. Finally, it’s hard to ignore the custom mountain graphics surrounding the exterior.
At the end of the day, GMC’s partnership with Vail is a great way to showcase the automaker’s innovation, dependability, and style. If you happen to hit the slopes this year, consider skipping the gondola queue.