March 18, 2012 1:41pm homenews
Due to the unseasonable weather forecast and record breaking high tempertures, The Sherburne Base Area and trails in the will be closed Monday-Friday of this week (Mar 19-23) with hopes that we can reopen it on next Saturday & Sunday March 24 & 25. The Mid Burke Lodge and trails on the Upper Mountain will remain open daily. Tickets and food services will be available from the Mid Burke Lodge & Bear Den Lounge for the week.
March 17, 2012 6:06am homeGM
What a difference a few weeks can make, my last blog was in mid February and at that point I was looking forward to the second half of the winter but lamenting the lack of snow up until that point. The good news is we did get a second life and some fantastic (by any winter's standard) conditions. I started to prepare a blog during the first week of March to publicize the epic conditions with over 38” of fresh powder in less than two weeks, but a week later that blog was no longer relevant. Unfortunately, the epic conditions were short lived, from late February until early March, when we were suddenly hit with unprecedented spring temperatures that seem to want to now turn to summer temps. There is no doubt that an early spring is now here and if the forecast is true there is little chance we will make it to our planned April 8th closing date.
March 5, 2012 8:49am homenews
The Burke Mountain Freestyle team was formed early this season to introduce young Burke skiers to the competitive side of freestyle skiing and instill a lifelong love of skiing by fostering a passion for freestyle ski progression. Throughout the winter, Burke athletes have been working closely with Burke freestyle coaches led by head coach Sasha Yakovleff training here at the mountain and competing in various freestyle events.
February 18, 2012 7:15am GMhome
As we hit the mid-February mark it’s a nice time to take a quick look back on what we have had to date with our ski season, but more importantly to realize there is still the best skiing of the season in front of us.Thursday was a perfect reminder of that, February 16th and the skies were clear blue with temps in the 40’s–a perfect spring skiing day in the middle of February.
February 6, 2012 11:42am newshome
To catch up in just a few sentences, there has been a lot going on. We have spent some time on the road visiting our Boston Friends in south station, spreading the word that there IS snow here in Vermont. We’ll be headed to South Station again in mid February with our partners Cabot Cheese. Again we’ll be promoting some good deals, so stay tuned. We also had our Grand Opening ceremony for the Mid Burke Express, during pass holder appreciation weekend, on January 28. If you haven’t yet seen our Ode to the Willoughby Quad, take a peek here, it’s a nice little tribute to say thanks to our old chairlift.
January 12, 2012 4:41pm GMhome
As a Massachusetts native, I often find myself clearing up winter weather misconceptions to my friends not lucky enough to have moved north (yet). Throughout most of the year they realize the weather is quite different up here, but in the winter that reality tends to get overlooked.
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.
November 11, 2011 1:46pm homeGMnews
The late October snow confirms the ski season is around the corner. For the first time I can remember I was glad to see other parts of New England get more snow than Burke–it’s still too early, and we have too much to get done before the start of the ski season. The new lift is really starting to take shape. Many of the upper and lower towers are in and you can just imagine yourself zooming up and over (literally) the Mid Burke lodge. A new lift, trails, and wind turbine are the start of a very exciting period for Burke.
October 2, 2011 10:00pm homeGMnewsopening
With this brand new website our marketing department told me (I am still not sure how that works) that I need to write a regular blog as the GM. No problem I said, this should be easy, we are only in the middle of the busiest offseason we have ever had, so there is plenty to talk about. But what should the first blog be about?