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Uphill Policy

Uphill Route Status
DEER RUN SKIN TRACK
UPPER WILLOUGHBY SKIN TRACK

BURKE MOUNTAIN IS CLOSED FOR SKI/RIDE OPERATIONS AND ALL UPHILL TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.

You assume responsibility for accessing our ski trails outside of operating hours. In the event you require emergency response, you will be responsible for all costs incurred as a result.

UPPER/LOWER WARREN’S WAY IS OFF LIMITS AT ALL TIMES. 

OPERATIONAL TOURING HOURS:  8:30am-5:00pm

NON-OPERATIONAL TOURING HOURS:  5:00pm - 8:30am

21.22 Uphill Travel Waiver

Any trail with active snowmaking or grooming operations in progress is CLOSED to all uphill and downhill travel.  Uphill travelers must complete the steps below prior to touring at Burke Mountain:

  1. Sign acknowledgement of risk agreement (link above)  
  2. Obtain 21.22 uphill travel pass and identifying ticket/armband (required) at the Guest Services ticket windows (located in Sherburne base lodge):
  •  $25/ 21.22 winter passholder
  •  $50/non 21.22 winter passholder 
  •  $15 1-day pass (available for purchase at the Sherburne Base Lodge ticket window)

NOTE: 

No dogs allowed during operational hours. 

You are responsible for understanding the difference between operational and non-operational hours. 

Anyone travelling uphill is required to wear snowshoes or touring skis/split boards with metal edges and brakes or restraint straps.  During operational hours you must descend on skis or snowboard, you cannot descend on snowshoes.

Please use wilderness etiquette: remove all waste and leave only tracks. 

Skin/snowshoe in a single file line on the side of designated trail. 

Always stay on the designated uphill travel routes (marked by yellow discs). 

Uphill travelers must only descend open terrain (as designated by patrol).

Always stay to skiers right, single file and wear highly visible clothing. Be aware of sharp turns and knolls where you may not be in view of downhill traffic.  Downhill skiers have the right of way. 

FOR YOUR SAFETY 

Mountain operations take place AT ALL TIMES. This includes grooming, snowmaking, transportation of materials and personnel, and other activities. STAY AWAY FROM ALL RESORT OPERATIONS AND MACHINERY. ANY TRAIL WITH ACTIVE SNOWMAKING OR GROOMING OPERATIONS IN PROGRESS IS CLOSED TO ALL UPHILL OR DOWNHILL TRAVEL.

Ski Patrol Services are available until 4pm daily. For accidents or incidents that occur between 9:00am and 4:00pm, please call (802) 626-7377 to report your position and emergency. For all accidents that occur outside of operating times call 911. 

No motorized vehicles are permitted on the ski resort, violators will be prosecuted.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

  • Skier responsibility code applies at all times, please follow it.
  • Never go alone. It is best to hike in groups of three. Remember we do not have ski patrol services outside of resort lift service hours (before 9am or after 4pm).
  • Check the weather forecast before you go. Mountain weather can change very quickly.
  • Dress appropriately for the conditions.
  • Bring a cell phone with you. In the event of an emergency, call 911. Ensure you pay attention to your specific location including trail names.
  • When hiking in the dark, wear a headlamp and bright, reflective clothing.

You assume responsibility for accessing trails outside of operating hours. In the event you require emergency response, you will be responsible for all costs incurred as a result.

2021.22 TRAVEL ROUTES

Routes are subject to change without notice.  Always check the daily snow report for the latest updates surrounding uphill travel.  If you see grooming (or snowmaking) operations in progress you must avoid the route.  Know (and understand) the difference between operational and non-operational routes. 

OPERATIONAL TOURING HOURS
8:30AM - 5:00PM:

From Sherburne Base Lodge to Summit:

High Meadows Pass to bottom of Big Dipper (skiers right) to Deer Run (you are crossing Big Dipper trail so please use caution and yield to downhill traffic).  Follow Deer run to summit.  Descend any open trail. 

From Mid Burke parking area to Summit:

Ascend (keeping right) bottom of Big Dipper to Deer Run (you will cross Big Dipper trail to access Deer Run.  Please use caution and yield to downhill traffic).  Follow Deer run to summit.  Descend any open trail. 

(NOTE:  you must descend using skis or snowboard – YOU MAY NOT WALK BACK DOWN IN SNOWSHOES).

NON-OPERATIONAL TOURING HOURS
5:00PM - 8:30AM:

From Mid Burke parking area:

UPHILL ROUTE 1:
to summit - choose one of 3 options to descend:  

​Follow Midway past Mid Burke Lodge and ascend Lower Willoughby to Upper Willoughby.  Transition at summit parking lot and choose your descend:  Deer Run, Upper to Lower Willoughby, or East Bowl.     

UPHILL ROUTE 2:
to summit – choose one of 3 options to descend:

Keep right and ascend up Big Dipper to Deer Run ((you will cross Big Dipper trail to access Deer Run.  Please use caution and yield to downhill traffic); follow Deer Run to summit.  Choose your descend:  Deer Run, Upper to Lower Willoughby, or East Bowl.

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