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Annual Ian Muller Rail Jam & NEK Veterans' Summit

Join Burke Mountain, Lyndon State College (LSC) and the NEK Veterans' Summit in honoring the life and legacy of Cpl. Ian Muller, former LSC student, Burke ski instructor, and beloved NEK community member. On Saturday, March 10, we're proud to host a daylong silent auction and rail jam, all to benefit the Ian Muller Scholarship Fund. Competition starts at 2pm, awards at 5pm in the Burke Base Lodge.

Silent Auction: All Day - Tamarack Pub & Grill in the Sherburne Base Lodge

Rail Jam Registration: 11:00-1:30pm at Sherburne Base Lodge, $10 to compete

Rail Jam Competition: 1:30-4:00pm Mid-Burke Open Slope above the Bear's Den

1:30-2:00 – Warmup session for all competitors.

2:00-2:30 – Amateur Ski

2:30-3:00 – Pro Ski

3:00-3:30 – Amateur Snowboard

3:30-4:00 – Pro Snowboard

4:00-4:30 – Judging calculations (During this time the MC will announce that this will be taking place while skiers and riders are welcome to jam freely with respect to others).

Awards, Prizes, Live Music, and Presentations: 5pm
at Tamarack Pub & Grill, Burke Mountain Base Lodge

Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference is conveniently located only 15 minutes from Lyndon State College and is the site of the Ian Muller Rail Jam.  

FREE skiing will be offered for all Veterans and their Family on Sunday, March 11.   

Ian Muller grew up in Danville, Vermont and attended Lyndon State College prior to enlisting in the Marine Corps. Ian was an avid bodybuilder, athlete, and ski instructor at Burke Mountain. On March 11, 2011, Corporal Ian Muller was killed during combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan where he had often volunteered to take the more dangerous lead positions during combat patrols because in his words, many of his colleagues had wives and children and he did not.

Proceeds from the rail jam will be used to provide an annual $1,000 scholarship to an LSC student veteran. Stay tuned for complete details and how to register.


The purpose of the summit is to bring veterans, their families, and veteran service organizations together to build relationships, stronger connections, and an enhanced regional support network in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and Northern New Hampshire. 

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