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Explorer Programs (Ages 5-16) SOLD OUT

The Burke Mountain Snow Sports Learning Center welcomes you to the 2021 - 2022 Explorers Program. Our mission is to create an environment where children can learn proper ski and snowboard techniques in a safe, fun environment, ensuring a lifetime of winter sport enjoyment.

This program is SOLD OUT for the upcoming season.  If you are interested in being on our waiting list please contact the Snowsports department at (802) 626-7300 or email

Explorer Program Price Schedule

2021-22 Full Season Price tiered by enrollment date

$899 | Tier I: March 5, 2021- June 30, 2021
$999 | Tier II: July 1, 2021 - October 11, 2021
$1099 | Tier III: October 12, 2021 – December 10, 2021

2021-22 Half Season Must be the first 5 weeks or the second 5 weeks

$699 | March 5, 2021 - December 10, 2021


  • Payment must be received prior to the end of the tier date to receive tier price
  • Email or phone inquiries do not count as place holders for tier pricing
  • Explorers Program price does not include lift access
  • 5% Additional Sibling Discount available with Tier I enrollment only

2021 – 2022 Season Calendar

Session Times

Saturdays: 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Sundays: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Full Season Dates

January 1, 2022 - March 20, 2022

Half Season Dates

1st Half: January 1, 2022 - February 6, 2022
2nd Half: February 12, 2022 - March 20, 2022

Holiday Blackout Dates

MLK Weekend: January 15 & 16, 2022
President’s Day Weekend: February 19 & 20, 2022

Ability Level Placement

Red (ages 5 - 12)
First timers learn about equipment, balance, moving, stopping, and turning.

J-Bar Green (ages 5 - 12)
Skiers and riders with equipment knowledge, can stop, and have started linking multiple turns using a wedge to control speed and turn shape.

Sherburne Green (ages 5 - 12)
Skiers and riders are successfully linking turns. Skiers are making parallel turns about 80% of the time, and will improve on posture, be introduced to steep terrain and pole plants. Riders can transition between both toe and heel edges and will be introduced to switch riding.

Blue (ages 5 - 12)
Skiers and riders are successfully linking parallel turns and pole planting (skiers). They will improve on edging with more carved turns, will explore all blue terrain, and be introduced to bumps and ungroomed terrain.

Black (ages 5 - 12)
Skiers and riders have full knowledge of the mountain and are capable of skiing/riding bumps and trees. Skiers and riders will be introduced to more dynamic and variable turns.

Freestyle Development (ages 6-12)
Requirements: Proficient on Blue-level terrain; helmet
This group will work on developing core skills and be introduced to freestyle terrain, with a focus on fun and safety. Athletes will start small and work their way up to larger features.

Teen All-Mountain Skiers (ages 13-16)

Burke Mountain has great terrain, fabulous racing pedigree, challenging woods, and natural features. Your child will have the benefit of experiencing this in a group focused on safety, fun, and social interaction.

Click below to download and print enrollment packet.  Must be completed, signed and returned by applicable tier ending deadline.



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