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Burke Mountain Resort

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Trail Map
Trail Map

2012 -

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2008 -
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Conditions

 

Snow Report

Average Annual Snowfall: 217"

 

Transportation
Transportation
AIR TRANSPORTATION

Burlington International Airport

JETBlue, US Airways, Continental, United and Delta.
Major car rental agencies are available at the airport
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Other nearby airports include:
Montreal, QC

Manchester, NH

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

I-91 from points south
Take Interstate 91N to Exit 23. Take a right onto Rt 5 through Lyndonville for 2 miles. Bear right onto VT route 114 for 4 miles through East Burke Village and take a right onto Mountain Road 1 mile to the Sherburne Base Lodge entrance.

I-91 from points north (Newport, VT & Canada)
Take Interstate 91S to Exit 24. Take a left on to VT route 122  for 2 miles. At light (4-way) go straight through onto Rt 114 for 4 miles through East Burke Village and take a right onto Mountain Road 1 mile to the Sherburne Base Lodge entrance.

 
 

Lodging
Lodging
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Burke Lodging Partners

 

Motels to condos and townhouse through out the region

varies

varies

Inn at Mountain View Farm
Darling Hill Road
East Burke, Vermont

 

Country Inn with rooms and suites with private bath, breakfast, afternoon tea and sweets. One suite with a full kitchen, another one with jacuzzi tub.

3

$175

to

$275

The Village Inn of East Burke

606 Vermont 114

East Burke, VT

 

Bed and Breakfast rooms with private bath, guest kitchen available. Apartment nearby with full kitchen, sleeps12

12

$90

to

$125

       
       

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Dining

Tamarack Grill, Kingdom Cafe, Bear Den Lounge,Mid Burke Cafe

Off Mountain:
Willy's Restaurant
Route 114, PO Box 73
East Burke, VT
River Garden Cafe
427 Route 114
East Burke, VT
 

REAL ESTATE

 

Professional Real Estate Services

 
 
DEALS
 
 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 
 
 
ACTIVITIES
Nordic skiing
 
 
SERVICES

 

Snowsports School

 

Equipment Rentals

 

Daycare

GOOD, BETTER, BEST
Good: Long runs.
Better: Awesome views from the summit.
Best: Burke Mountain Academy has produced 45 Olympic skiers to date!
 

 

Burke Mountain Resort
Description:

Burke Mountain sits at an elevation of 3,267 feet and offers incredible panoramic views of the surrounding Green and White Mountain ranges. Burke is also the home of Burke Mountain Academy, the first ski academy in the United States and who has produced more Olympians than any other academy. In late December 2011 Burke will begin operation of a brand new High Speed Detachable Quad from the Mid-Lodge to the summit. This will decrease the ride time to half (or 6.5 minutes) over the Willoughby Quad. The old quad will still be put into service during busy periods to keep lift lines down.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent80%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts
Lifts-Total lift capacity6581/hr.
Trails-1-Beginner9% - 5 Trails
Trails-2-Intermediate47% - 21 Trails/5 Glades
Trails-3-Advanced35% - 12 Trails/7 Glades
Trails-4-Expert only9% - 1 Trail/4 Glades
Trails-5-Terrain park4
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total39 Trails - 16 Glades
Runs-Steepest runFox's Folly
Runs-Longest runEast Bowl
General-Base elevation1200
General-Vertical drop2011
General-Owner
General-Mountain rangeNortheastern Vermont Highlands
General-Annual skier visits70,000
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds250 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: Great racing courses, tough

Cons: Cold, Sun goes disappears around 11 am from what i remember with the orientation of the MT to the southwest sun exposure

Lots of really good skiers here. Has the old-school ski feel to it still. The roads to Burke are terrible, and the commute from the Lamoille county area takes FOREVER with the tiny roads in the winter. Its cold and not a lot of sun, weeds out the real skiers from the rest. Not a mountain to laugh or balk at.  

Posted

Pros: no crowds, nice terrain, good food

Cons: pretty far north

My husband and I tried Burke for the first time this year and we loved it. We went up the day after Christmas, on a Sunday, and there were no crowds. We were skiing down one of the blue trails, mid-morning, and there was no one else on the trail, it was fantastic.

 

As a previous reviewer noted, there is only one high speed lift, and that only serves beginner terrain. The upper quad is slow, but we thought it was well worth it given the complete lack of lift lines. I guess I'd rather sit on a lift than stand in a line. Anyway, we were really impressed with the blue groomed runs, they had really nice pitch, easily as steep as any blue at Stowe and maybe a bit steeper. And imagine skiing the blues at Stowe on a weekend and having the entire hill to yourself. That's what Burke was like.

 

It was a very cold day so we stopped in at the mid-mountian lodge, which is really old school (and you can drive to it, which we didn't know when we got to the mountain.) They have these great gas-fired open flame stoves that were perfect for drying our stuff out and warming up. We like retro-type lodges so we loved this. We started and ended, and had lunch, at the new big main base lodge, which is very nice. The food was impressive. We saw that the cooks were making burgers to order, so we ordered burgers and fries for lunch. I can honestly say that I've never gotten a made-to-order burger at at cafeteria-type ski lodge restaurant, and these burgers rocked. The fries did too.

 

They have the new base lodge and some condos they're putting in, but to me this place is still a great old school New England ski area. We didn't ski all of the terrain, it wasn't all open, and a lot was ungroomed and we're intermediate skiers, so we didn't ski too much ungroomed stuff, but we're planning on going back this season and probably more in the future. We have a friend with a place in Bethlehem, NH, and Burke is about an hour drive (would be less from Littleton), and despite the fact that Cannon and Bretton Woods are closer, we'll be heading back to Burke. In short, it's worth the extra drive from down south.

 

I also agree with previous reviewers that it's not a place to go for nightlife or a party ski town atmosphere, there's really none of that. It's great for a day trip and would be great for a ski trip with kids for a few days.

Posted

Pros: No lift line, friendly staff, easy going attitudes

I have been skiing here for years.  I have climbed it in the summer and snowshoed up through the woods as well.  This is a natural snow skiers mountain.  The ski racers are also fun to watch.

 

Ski Burke and see the beautiful views of the Northeast Kingdom!

Posted

Pros: No lines, interesting trails, nice community

Cons: Small, a bit far for my liking (from Boston)

Some might call Burke Mountain a hidden gem, but those that regularly visit the mountain or are lucky enough to be part of the Burke Mountain community can attest to its allure. The mountain itself is not large by any standards, East or West, but it does pack a surprising punch. Home to Burke Mountain Academy, the mountain almost seems to be built and structured in a way that offers a little bit of everything for everyone. Cruisers, short steeps, bumps, and even some great glades cover the mountain from bottom to top--leaving no space unused or underutilized. Depending on where you are traveling from, the ride to Burke can be a deterring factor, but if you are in the area or within 2 1/2-3 hours, it is well justified. There is no real resort community there so don't expect to see luxury condos and posh restaurants or bars, just good old fashioned East Coast skiing and down to earth people.  I had the pleasure of visiting a few friends up there earlier this year (January, 2011), one of whom works at BMA, and from what I gathered, the mountain, the academy, and the town of Burke all gel to create a very nice Vermont community.  The picture attached is taken on Y-Knot--a nice little gladed trail off to skier's right of the quad. Again, I might not pick Burke for a full blown ski vacation, but if you're in the area or have friends nearby, take advantage of it. 

Posted

Pros: Great Value

Cons: Can't think of one

This place is one of my favorite mountains to ski in the Northeast.  Although there are bigger place with more terrain, this is by far the best value in New England.  It bit farther to drive than alot of the more mainstream resorts if your coming from anywhere south, but worth the extra drive is made up for with xtra runs as there are never lift lines.  In fact Burke guarantees that if you wait more than 5 minutes, your ticket is free.  I can honestly say I've never got a free ticket.  The resort is set up quite nicely.  There is a large modern main base lodge with a nice cafeteria, retail shop, complimentary bag check and fantastic pub with great views and atmosphere.  The main base also has a learning center and a high speed quad that services all of the beginner terrain.  This is one of the nice things about the mountain.  The beginner trails are accessed by there own lift and are separate from all of the intermediate and expert skiing.  The upper mountain is serviced by a poma and a non detachable quad.  This works out quite nicely and there is a renowned ski school on the premises and the racers use the poma while the quad is left for intermediate and expert skiiers.  It accesses significant terrain for one lift and space out the skiiers quite nicely to give you the feeling that you have the mountain to yourself.  The upper mountain also has a small lodge with cafeteria and an old school pub with a great ski atmosphere as well as beautiful views of Willougby Gap.  As for the terrain, Burke has alot to offer steeps, bumps, plenty of glades, and some great cruisers.  Burke also maintains the policy that anywhere inbounds if fair game, and there is some fantastic stuff off the map.  A few of the glades are double blacks and warrant it as they are quite steep with tight trees.  The mountain offers beautiful vistas.  On a clear day, you can see Jay Peak and Mt. Mansfield in the distance.  It is also is a fantastic value.  While ticket prices are very reasonable, they also offer a half day on Sunday afternoons for around $20.

Posted

Pros: completely uncrowded, usually can find stashes, some nice terrain

Cons: antiquaited lift system, lack of nightlife (neither of which are really cons to me anymore)

Burke has to be one of the best kept secrets in the northeast. The lifts are slow and there is not a lot of accommodations and that is why I think it is as unvisited as it is. Good. There are some really nice glades and some nice steeps and cruisers as well. The mountain is very accessible as well. Minutes from 91 in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom. http://www.new-england-ski-mountain-resorts.com/Burke-Mountain.html This is what we do when the lifts close!

 

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Posted

Pros: friendly, little crowds

Cons: slower lifts

One of my favorite low-key resorts in VT.  Some of the birch glades are amazing.  Beginner glades for the little ones.  Good atmosphere.