Burke Blog

News and information from the team at Burke.



Hannah's Notebook 12.28.2011

December 28, 2011 2:18pm news


Looking back...and ahead.

Boy do we have a lot to be thankful for as we take a look back in 2011. We've accomplished so much and have a lot to be proud of. To all our staff, I would like to shout out a big THANK YOU! From chairlifts to wind turbines to music festivals and new real estate plans, there were many big projects and events this year that wouldn't have turned out half as great if it weren't for our very dedicated staff that we are lucky to have here. A thanks also goes out to our friends at Kingdom Trails, for a successful partnership in summer mountain biking and winter Nordic operations. Snow is on the way and we’ll be cross country skiing and snowshoeing on the Kingdom Trails in no time!

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Snow Guns & Test Runs

December 21, 2011 4:47pm homeGMOpening


It’s been a rough start to December, but we are finally getting some consistently cold temperatures so the snowmakers can do their thing. We have had the first multi-day stretch of cold weather, and it is very satisfying to see guns blasting everywhere I look.  We were able to pull off the East Coast Snocross snowmobile event with the hard work of our dedicated staff–one of the benefits of the event from a skier perspective is the amount of snow we are able to make with fan guns provided by East Coast Snocross, on the lower mountain. Our snowcats are spreading all the snow we made  for that event, allowing us to open a good percentage of our lower area over the next couple of days. 

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Hannah's Notebook 12.21.2011

December 21, 2011 9:07am news


Happy Holidays!  First off, I’m really looking forward to seeing all of our Burke families and friends over the holiday season. One of my favorite times of the ski season, it’s really nice to catch up with everyone again after the summer break.

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Hannah's Notebook 12.07.2011

December 7, 2011 1:00pm news

Well, we haven’t had the best of luck with the weather lately. BUT, on the bright side, the Poma crew is right on schedule with the MidBurke Express and it looks like they will be doing a cable splice this weekend-another construction milestone.

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Hannah's Notebook 12.1.2011

December 1, 2011 9:36am news

Finally feeling like winter……FINALLY!!!! The temperature this morning upon awakening in the dark are back to normal! A nice solid 20° this morning at the base with a frosty hat atop the summit. These temperatures will allow our team to fire up the snow guns tonight in preparation for opening weekend & the Eastcoast Snocross Event next weekend. (December 10-11) Be sure to check our website often for opening weekend & weather updates, we will try our very best to get a few trails open, but as always, the weather plays a big part in our planning.

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