Maybe it’s because we’re a bit further up? Maybe it’s because Burke is a monadnock–a lone mountain, not part of a range–and we embrace individuality? 

Whatever "it" might be, "it" has gathered a collection of individuals tied together by a common thread.  This is Vermont–you should earn it. And while that might sound intimidating, it's really not. The simple truth is that we love this place, and we'd love to show you how to love it just as much as we do. 

Q Burke Mountain Resort - Uphill Travel Policy

Uphill travel recommended during operational hours on designated uphill routes.  Uphill travel is allowed during non-operational hours but is SKI AT YOUR OWN RISK.  All uphill travel is heavily encouraged during daytime hours.

When Customer Service is open - participants must first obtain an uphill travel pass and identifying ticket / armband valid for the season from customer service (located in Sherburne base lodge) and sign an acknowledgement of risk agreement.  (Customer service is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5pm). Customer service will also inform participants which trail or trails is/are designated for uphill traffic. 

No dogs allowed during operational hours.  (Monday through Friday 8:30am-5pm)

Participants are recommended to use good quality snowshoes or touring skis/split boards with metal edges and brakes or restraint straps.  

Please use proper wilderness etiquette.  Remove all waste and leave only tracks.

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 FOR YOUR SAFETY.

Hike and skin in a single file line on the side of designated trail.

Guests accessing the trail system through uphill travel should stay to the side of the trail, wear highly visible clothing, and choose a route which gives downhill traffic the best view of your location.  Be aware of sharp turns and knolls where you may not be in view of downhill traffic.

What to know before you go:

Your 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 at night.

Check the weather forecast before you go.  Our 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 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.


*  For the purpose of this policy the term skier shall refer to downhill traffic

ROUTE 1 - J-bar Slope (skier's left) to Bunker Hill (skier's left) to Lower Willoughby (skier's right) to Upper Willoughby (skier's left)

ROUTE 2 - High Meadows Pass (skier's right) to Big Dipper (skier's right) when you come upon Deer Run Crossing bear left onto Powderhorn (skier's right) just prior to Powerline trail, go through woods to Pavilion back onto Big Dipper (skier's right) left to Deer Run (skier's left) right to Fox's Folly (enter at tower 18 of old Willoughby chairlift, skier's right) to top of mountain parking lot.

ROUTE 3 - Deer Run bottom to top (skier's left).

**Routes are subject to change / closure by ski patrol.  

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