Burke Blog

News and information from the team at Burke.



On the Road

April 17, 2013 9:52am homenewsopeningparks

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The Burke Rental Shop team is on the road this week, off to the Norco Bike Headquarters in Toronto, Canada!  We are so excited to be here for hands-on expert training with the Norco staff.  This summer, Burke Mountain Resort and the Burke Bike Park are thrilled to offer our guests a full fleet of both downhill and XC mountian bikes with the opening of our new Norco Demo Center located at the Sherburne Base Lodge.   

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Congratulations Mikaela

March 21, 2013 8:44am homenews


Congratulations to Burke Mountain Academy Student Mikaela Shiffrin on her World Cup Slalom Championship!  We wish you all the best!  

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Update from the GM

March 8, 2013 8:23am homenewsfuturegm


As we head into the tail end of the winter, it should be no secret that we are enjoying the best conditions of the season right now. It is hard to believe that most of the winter is already behind us, which is even more reason to make a trip to Burke this month and enjoy the great snow conditions and weather. It has been a very busy season so far with a lot of ups and downs, coupled with news and excitement about the future of Burke Mountain. I will save my year in review post until after we close in mid April, but would like to take the opportunity now to introduce two new faces you have probably read about in local press and Burke media, seen around the mountain, and hopefully have had a chance to meet.   

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A New Heading

January 26, 2013 10:27am homefuture



It’s an exciting time at Burke Mountain. With new owners, QBurke Mountain Resorts, come new plans–big plans–for the mountain’s future. And as with any undertaking this big, people have questions. We hear them at the base lodge, on the lifts, at the country store, the gas station–pretty much everywhere. So we’re using this blog post to answer those questions, in order:

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January Update

January 23, 2013 8:00am gmnewshome

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2013 is off to an interesting start. The first week was arguably some of the best skiing we have had at Burke in over two years followed by an obligatory "January thaw"  with spring-like snow conditions and a few nostalgic rides on the Willoughby chair-lift.  Some wildly windy weather during the third weekend has brought us to where we are now, into a deep freeze. With this midweek cold spell, we will again put the new snowmaking system to work and look to build snow pack on the upper mountain and trails that do not typically see snowmaking, such as the Gap. Our lift maintenance team works hard to keep all our lifts running so that our customers can enjoy as much time on the mountain as possible. We were thankful for this earlier in the month when the power line serving the Mid Burke Express went down. The Willoughby was brought on line quickly so that everyone could still enjoy top to bottom skiing, albeit a slower ride to the top.  Our Willoughby chair feels like it is hardly moving compared to the new detachable, but it is nice to have in situations like this.

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GM Update 1.4.13

January 4, 2013 8:00am gmnewshome

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I hope everyone had a nice holiday and a great New Year!  Early December started a little slow, but we were able to finish the month extremely strong. Thanks to our new, improved snowmaking system (and snowmakers), as well as a couple of perfectly timed snow storms, we had a great holiday week. We now have 50 of our 56 trails open with arguably the best ski conditions we have had in over two years. We will continue to make snow as temperatures allow-resurfacing some icy spots- including the first drop on Upper Dipper as well as other challenging areas. We have already made snow on a number of trails that have seen limited or no snowmaking in the past, including Upper Fox's Folly and Ledges, and we will continue on to The Gap and a few other steep favorites over the next week or so.  

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GM Update 12.22.12

December 22, 2012 3:00pm gmnewshome

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Happy Holidays Burke Skiers & Riders

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Terrain Park Journal

December 14, 2012 9:00am newshomeparks


The season is back in effect and we were able to open the park much earlier than ever. Although we didn't have ideal temperatures to make a substantial amount of snow, we were still able to build a full run of features from top to bottom in record time.  Some brand new features have made their debut in the park, including a 27ft fat snowmaking tube, a 16ft A-frame box, and 16ft flat box. The trail is designed to maintain a fun flow with many rollers and berms. The new boxes are designed specifically for beginners and is perfect to learn on. Here is the list of features from top to bottom:

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GM Update 12.8.12

December 8, 2012 9:00am gmnewshome


We are looking forward to a great weekend, coming off one the strongest opening weekends Burke has had.  For those of you not lucky enough to make it up last weekend the conditions were great.  In the month of November alone, we have pumped just under half the amount of water for snowmaking that we pump in a typical SEASON.  The amount of snow made with our new system is unprecedented and we have heard the approval from our customers.  In talking with our guest and season pass holders, I have been told that they feel this is by far the best early season conditions they have ever seen.  We need to thank our new ownership group and Burke Mountain Academy for the new snowmaking system along with our snowmaking crew who worked a week straight, 24 hours a day, the last week of November!  Great Job! 

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See You Next Weekend

December 2, 2012 5:00pm hannahnewshome


Here's a quick heads up with our plans for the week:  

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