September 19, 2012 5:00pm future gm home news
It’s the middle of September and the incredible summer weather continues. We have transitioned from one of the worst winters in several decades to one of the best summers in the same time period, so its only fitting that we are in store for a terrific winter. Although we still see a few seventy and eighty degree days, the nights have started to get colder with a few mornings in the mid 30’s. With those temperatures, it won’t be long before we are able to test out our new snowmaking system! We have received our first shipment of 90 snowguns with an additional 50 still on the way. We are all very excited to push for a November 23rd opening date, and hope the weather continues to cooperate so that we can make that a reality. We want to remind all of our customers interested in a season pass (which is the most cost effective way to ski and ride at Burke, and Jay with The Judge Pass) to make sure you put your order in before the October 15th pass deadline, after which our prices will increase.
In the meantime, there are plenty of fall activities left before the start of the ski season. Mountain biking this time of year is as good as it gets, the lift will spin every weekend through Mid October, and we are holding our first “Enduro” bike race here on October 13. The race will feature three separate timed sections, combining both downhill and cross country terrain, which will be fun for all rider types and ability levels. The Burke Fall Foliage Festival is fast approaching on the weekend of September 29th. On September 30th we will have a meet and greet with members of the Jay ownership group at noon at the Tamarack Grill. So if you are planning on being in the area, stop by at and get the details of what's on tap for this winter. Our Fall Music Series at the Tamarack Grill continues with multiple bands playing over the next month so make sure to stop by during this beautiful time of year in the Northeast Kingdom. I will make it a point to update this blog more often as we prepare for this winter, so check back often.