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July 24, 2012 9:39am news home

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We've been having a great summer here at the mountain so far!  The weather couldn't get much better for hiking, biking, camping, fishing, swimming and everything else you can do to enjoy the out of doors here in the Northeast Kingdom.  When the temperatures are topping 90 degrees and humidity is high, here's a helpful tip to cool you down:  

Close your eyes and picture yourself at Burke Mountain-a mid November morning.  Imagine taking in a deep breath of fresh Vermont air, with the sound of a hundred snowguns hissing over snow covered trails that wait for the first skiers and riders of the day.    

Feel better?  It sure makes me feel a little cooler on these hot summer days.  Those days may seem awfully far away, but this winter, your day dreams will become reality, with the announcement of a major snow making project.   With the addition of a new 800hp Cameron compressor and over 100 high efficiency snow and fan guns to replace some of the dated, inefficient snow guns currently in use, we anticipate opening our slopes much earlier in the season and remaining open later in the season!
<Read the press release here>  

So in between golfing, swimming, hiking and biking trips this summer, be sure to get your season pass before October 15 and you'll be ready to hit the slopes at Burke earlier than ever.  

Not quite ready to think snow?  No worries, there's still plenty of fun in the sun left  The 4th Annual Burke Mountain Bike'n Brew is just around the corner on August 4th.   We'll have over 15 New England brews to sample, live music with the Starline Rhythm Boys, freestyle mountain bike shows, scenic chairlift rides and more!    

Don't forget there is still one more Friday in July-one more night to take a FREE scenic chairlift ride and take in the gorgeous views of the Willoughby Gap and surrounding Northeast Kingdom. The chairlift spins from 3-7pm on Fridays.  Compliment your evening with a stop by the Tamarack Grill and a meal off our brand new summer menu, featuring many local products from our community.  

There's plenty going on to keep you busy until the first snow guns are fired up.  Hope to see you soon!