From the top of the mountain
Literally, the greatest slalom skier in world got greater skiing here. The most-renowned ski academy anywhere is here. As is the US National Ski Team’s first Development site. Our freestyle team consistently medals against the biggest mountains out west. Happy accident? Happy, sure. Accident, probably not so much. There’s a lot of love for–and on–this mountain. Love for sneaking in an extra run before work. For disappearing into some of the East’s most interesting glades. For staying out just a little longer than our legs would prefer. A love for standing on a podium and being asked, “where’s Burke?”
All the way down to the town
If you're looking for a manufactured village at the base, you may’ve come to the wrong place. No need for that when you have a real town instead–complete with white steeples, covered bridges, country stores and everything else real Vermont towns have. The kind of town where when you stop into one of our great little restaurants or inns that there’s a good chance the person on the grill, or behind the counter, owns the place. Where everyone can feel like a local. A feeling that drifts up the mountain to one of the last great old-school ski bars–where the fireplace burns wood, the drinks come hot or cold and the aprés music goes into the dark hours. And finally–answering a need that goes back for decades, there’s a new slopeside hotel with views that rival any in Vermont–out every window. A place where you can rest your legs, recharge and plan tomorrow’s runs in front of the fire in your own comfortable suite.
Doesn’t sound like 11th to us. But we can't fight it and we’re not gonna complain–that wouldn't be Burke. Instead, we’ll embrace it, wear it like a badge–or better yet–a medal (since that's what we’re used to) and just own being Vermont’s most underrated ski mountain.