Burke Mountain

PO Box 247, East Burke , VT (Driving Directions to Burke Mountain)
Last Updated: 10/21/2016 10:16 PM

Burke Mountain Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 6 Beginner
  • 27 Intermediate
  • 18 Advanced
  • 5 Expert
With every inch of its 2011' of vertical, Burke Mountain believes in all that made Vermont skiing famous. So we've foregone wider, flatter trails, and the wider, flatter skiers they cater to, for trails and glades that respect the mountain's natural contours. And we don't rate tough blues as blacks or anything close to a green as a blue. Up ... North, you earn it. Not everybody gets a trophy, a mentality we observed watching more than 56 Olympians learn to be great at the world-renowned Burke Mountain Academy. But we want to exclude no one. So if you can't ski or ride any of our 56 trails or 100+ acres of glades, we'll teach you. After all, we believe everyone should experience what Vermont skiing and riding is all about.

Families are drawn to Burke because of its low-key, friendly atmosphere. Conveniently located at the intersection of I-93 and I-91, Burke is only 3 hours from Boston and 2 hours from Montreal.
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Burke Mountain Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Burke Mountain Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 6

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 56

Weekend Hours


Burke Mountain Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

1,267 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,011 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

3,267 ft

Burke Mountain Ski Pictures and Photos

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Burke Mountain Trail Map

Burke Mountain Reviews & Tips (88)

This is my second visit (on skis). It's a fun mountain with a nice, laid-back family-oriented vibe. Keep your speed at the bottom of certain trails or you're going to work at getting to the lift.
Burke Mountain review written Mar 02 2016 - 08:00 AM
Ernie F. Advanced Skier
Nice mt. Great spot for whole family to ski, lower for beginner and upper for advanced. First time at burke, will be back for sure!! Cheap tickets and no crowds, don't get better then that.
Burke Mountain review written Feb 21 2016 - 11:20 AM
chris Advanced Skier
On Sunday, January 31, Burk had racing gate poles stuck up for public use. To people who like to do slalom racing, this is a big deal. The poles were beside the first lift and were a good opportunity to practice well managed turns. Perhaps this was an influence of Burk Mountain Academy. I wish all resorts would do this. If they are worried about liability they could put down stubbies, and if stubbies knock someone down, that would be their own fault.
Burke Mountain review written Feb 05 2016 - 08:12 PM
G. Stan Brown Advanced Skier
Skied there Sunday March 30th for the first time. Weather the prior week made me a little concerned about the conditions because of temperatures going above and below freezing but the groomed trails were decent and the glades were fantastic. There is a long runout from the East Bowl which makes returning to the lift a bit of work but it is worth it. Snowboarders will hate the traverse but on skis it is not too bad. I'm sure I'll get lambasted for this but since snowboarders avoid that area the glades are awesome for skiing with nicely spaced moguls and no wide swaths plowed out. I would definitely ski there again.
Burke Mountain review written Apr 01 2015 - 03:59 PM
Jim P. Advanced Skier
Visited Burke on March 28th + 29th 2015. After a week of warm days (some with rain) and cold nights, I was concerned about how the conditions would be. The groomed trails were in good shape, but the woods still skied like it was peak-season. Advanced Skiers + Snowboarders should make sure to check them out (both the marked and unmarked glades). They are some of the best in the Northeast. Previous comments about the difficulty of getting out of East Bowl are 100% true. Skiers fare much better than boarders on the flat fun-out to the main lift, but the terrain on that side of the mountain is definitely worth the extra work. This mountain is defniitely a hidden gem. I've skied there 6 days over the past couple years and will defiitely be returning next year.
Burke Mountain review written Mar 30 2015 - 02:09 PM
Patrick Advanced Skier
Park at mid-Burke. Flat run-out to Shelburne Lodge tough during spring. Have an ale at the Bears Den.
Burke Mountain review written Mar 28 2015 - 03:07 PM
TC Advanced Snowboarder
Went there on the recommendation of a friend (local), I came up from the Boston area for a weekend at Burke. I've seen "hidden jewel" used a number of times in reviews and I agree.. The conditions were excellent, and on a Sunday morning with 8" of powder, we had fresh tracks all day long since it's a relatively quiet (non-busy) mountain. Snowboarders!! There are a few caveats with this mountain... For one, it's a lot of work to get to the main lift to all the good trails. If you end up on a far right or left trail, make sure you point it and get as much speed as possible, even still, you will likely need to snap out and do some legwork. Another watch-out: be wary of the the woods trails that lead to "East Bowl". It's a very flat trail and you'll be in for a workout (read: hike). If you want to go into a good woods trail (one of the best I've seen in the east, by the way), you're better off hopping into "Y-Knot" where it comes out to the bottom part of East Bowl, but make sure you point it and don't slow down, so you can get to the lift. Also, the terrain park is surprisingly good for such an unknown mountain. Some decent jumps and little loops to hang into. Other than these warnings, if you don't mind the drive, Burke is a good bet for an unbeatable price. Apparently, they're doing renovations to commercialize the mountain, which the locals say will make it lose it's charm. That being said, it would be in Burke's best interest that they reconsider the location of the lift, because it's quite unforgiving to snowboarders after a great run down some excellent trails.
Burke Mountain review written Mar 21 2015 - 09:28 AM
Colin Advanced Snowboarder
When I went to Burke on 3/18/15, the whole mid-mountain area was on hold due to wind. By noon that day the decision was made to not open mid-mountain at all. While I certainly understand that there were safety concerns that forced this decision, it was a little disappointing because we had driven two hours and only had the 4 or 5 trails in the beginner basin to ski on. We still had fun and the snow conditions were great, but I was a little surprised that no one from Burke offered us any kind of compensation for having two thirds of the mountain shut down (a voucher for half of a lift ticket in the future or maybe a credit in the gift shop would have been nice). Having said that I will definitely go again because it's a cool mountain.
Burke Mountain review written Mar 21 2015 - 05:53 AM
Newt Advanced Skier
As a beginner I really enjoyed this mountain since I was able to ski from the top/blue squares without feeling anxious. I loved the trails with the trees on either side, and loved the trails with softer snow. I wish I had skied Sunday, after 6 inches of fresh snow... it would have been amazing. There really were not any lines for the lift, and it seemed very family friendly. We traveled with another adult couple, and had a good time.
Burke Mountain review written Feb 23 2015 - 07:08 PM
Angela Beginner Skier
Hidden, but not for long. It was inevitable. The real estate/development team is hard at work. The location is unique, minutes from the highway. The view of Willoughby Gap is unique in the New England area. The 'back-woods' aspect of this gem will soon be changed by the swanky new Mid Base Hotel/retail complex, but the goods are still 'on the mountain', with great terrain and stellar trees. Keep it wild, please
Burke Mountain review written Feb 19 2015 - 03:27 PM
John R Advanced Skier
We think that QBURKE is a hidden jewel----amazing terrain for all levels and some of the most fun glade skiing around with no lift lines and no traffic. I wonder how they stay open as you can ski on President's Day and barely see anyone else the whole time on the slopes. Really great family location too---kids can be independent on the slopes and excellent ski school staff. there is no glitz but it is warm and friendly and great skiing at the best rates around.
Burke Mountain review written Feb 18 2015 - 05:54 PM
Kate Advanced Skier
Great mountain with friendly staff and a laid-back vibe. The quad servicing the top half is your friend. There are plenty of good glade runs as well as a nice liftline run in "Rerun" that is called a double black, but is probably a single black. So much terrain that you will not see too many others on the slopes on a weekday.
Burke Mountain review written Jan 26 2015 - 11:15 AM
AJ Advanced Skier
If you haven't been to Burke lately it is time to go back. New management is putting money into the place. More snowmaking . A new high speed detachable quad gets you to the top in about half the time of the old lift. The Burke mountain academy kids (30 grads have competed in the Olympics) are fun to watch as you ride the lift. About half the trails are groomed, the others are left au natural. I went with my 22 year old son that skis more aggressively & better than me. We both had fun.
Burke Mountain review written Jan 23 2015 - 08:42 AM
James F. Intermediate Skier
Burke is a great mountain to learn to ski/board. Many of the instructors go to the ski school--just who you would want to teach you-a future possible Olympian. The lower mountain is for beginners, the upper is for advanced to experts. I brought a friend who had never skied Burke before. He was impressed with the difficulty of the trails. Many trails were just natural snow and un-groomed, what a treat. The food is reasonably priced and cooked to order-minimal use of heat lamps at this mountain. I'm not a local but have been skiing this mountain for 25 years and never tire of it.
Burke Mountain review written Jan 14 2015 - 05:41 AM
Matt Advanced Skier
Like every winter, mother nature took away the great snow that she had dropped early on and December, and our 4-day weekend came with little or no fresh snow to help rebound. Watching the report, the outlook was grim with only a few trails open, and no real snow in the forecast, and bitter cold temps. BUT, like every other time we have been, we weren't disappointed. Snow guns were blazing and a little wind help to drop the snow all over the place, and few inches of fresh snow mixed in, and almost every trail was open by Saturday! To top it off, when we arrived on Thursday, the summit chair was not going to turn till 11AM because of the bitter cold wind chills ( -30 to -50 ) and we had bought our passes from Liftopia without the option for changes. The manager didn't even blink when ask if we could shift those passes 1 day so that we could get the most for our money! It is little things like that, that keep us coming back, year after year!
Burke Mountain review written Jan 12 2015 - 10:51 AM
Ben S Advanced Snowboarder
(beginner tele, excellent snowboarder) went on tele Christmas afternoon. Only a few trails and lifts, but perfect for beginners. We stayed on the lower mountain for while, snow was soft and awesome. Then we decided to make it to the upper mountain, challenging and super as I remember it, and awe inspiring views. Just really one run off the top, and a bit windswept and icy at the top- but not bad, considering what mother nature dealt this Christmas. Staff was over-the-top friendly, and so were the few other guests there. I suspect they should have much more open soon; but I was not disappointed considering my skill level and the bargain liftopia price.
Burke Mountain review written Dec 28 2014 - 01:09 PM
Gretchen Beginner Skier
Great Mountain. Loved the different tree runs - The Jungle and Dixieland. However not great for boarders because lots of flats and polling. The one lift can also be issue.
Burke Mountain review written Mar 18 2014 - 12:07 PM
Andrew V Advanced Skier
Ski's big, real big....steep cruisers, great pitch, Throbulator is a tree shot not to be missed. Laid back vibe in the mid-mountain lodge, met Ari the owner...cool young dude with vision, I am really impressed with Burke. Great food and service @ the Tamarack. I am a Mountain Ambassador @ Sunapee and I can say with great confidence that Q Burke is an amazing experience....If you haven't been, you need to go.
Burke Mountain review written Mar 04 2014 - 02:49 PM
GMONEY Advanced Skier
Burke is awesome. I've been twice with my wife, and each time we were more than pleased. Last time we were there they were lacking a decent park, so I didn't hit it this time through, but you don't need it. There are plenty of tree runs for more than advanced skiers, and riders, and plenty of long swooping windy runs, as well as wide open groomers for the intermediate crowd. Some of the blacks are gnarly as all heck, which is great. I'm the type of rider that will drop anything you stick me on, and some of these runs were a serious challenge. A lot were skied off and Icy due to cruddy New England weather, but if you can get there after a fresh dump you'll have some of the best skiing I've found in New England...probably even some pillow runs Short and skinny: If you want a cool challenge hit it up.
Burke Mountain review written Mar 04 2014 - 09:27 AM
Kevin Advanced Snowboarder
Burke's the perfect place to be introduced to skiing. My 8yo son and I took advantage of the $29 beginner's package on a Tuesday when he had no school and the place was wide open - to the point that we each got private lessons. The instructors were both terrific, though I have a nagging feeling I'd have done better with the kids' instructor, since I'm a very instinctual rather than analytical learner, and my instructor was keen on physics metaphors. Anyway, by the end of our respective lessons, my son was screaming down the bunny trail with no fear, while I was nursing two sore knees... what can I say, a lifetime of running and that's all I get for it? An all-around positive experience, and we're so lucky to live within 20 miles of it. It's truly a comfortable, friendly, low-key, conscientious, family-oriented and fun place to ski. Oh yes, I'm reminded I need to talk about the snow. It was very sticky the day we went - no doubt a blessing - and as for the lifts, the J-lift was fine, and the chairlift looked to be zooming right along. One more thing: every staff member we had dealings with was super knowledgeable, friendly and courteous without being overly solicitous or patronizing of our utter newbiness. Great place and I'm so glad my son's school has a weekly program with Burke. I hope they don't change a hair on their head.
Burke Mountain review written Jan 23 2014 - 04:27 PM
MrsCrabapple Beginner Skier
Burke is amazing. No lines, beautiful open trails, not at all icy, great convivial feel to the whole place. Very low-key and relaxed, but serious skiing. I am a wimpy intermediate and had a great time (no blacks for me), and my husband, a strong skier and not at all wimpy, had a blast. Can't wait to bring my kids next year!
Burke Mountain review written Mar 31 2013 - 03:24 PM
Jenny N. Intermediate Skier
First time to Burke this Fri/Sat. Took my 13 and 10 year old boys, all 3 of us ride. Overall geared toward skiers but nice open runs and most important no lift lines. Really a nice mountain.
Burke Mountain review written Feb 24 2013 - 05:34 PM
Dan Intermediate Snowboarder
I now know why everyone wants to keep Burke a secret...it's AWESOME!! (But Shhh..you didn't hear that from me)The steeps are fast, great natural trails and true New England charm from the minute we drove into the lot. Was there on a lovely -9 wind chill factor day and was completely impressed by the quality of the terrain, no boiler plates. If you get the chance its worth the drive and make sure you try the french onion soup and fine selection of micro brews at The Tamarack Grill!
Burke Mountain review written Feb 21 2013 - 11:49 AM
802skigirl Advanced Skier
We had a great time regardless of the very cold weather. Low key, family atmosphere, and great snow conditions particularly given the challenging season so far. Thanks, Jim and Carol
Burke Mountain review written Feb 11 2013 - 02:41 PM
Jim and Carol Intermediate Skier
Great experience! Coverage was great and the grooming impeccable. Good advice on bringing you own food and drink. Mid mountain lodge opens late, but it works fine going down to the base lodge.It's quick. We were there mid-week, so that was our take on things. Staff was super friendly. Will go back.
Burke Mountain review written Feb 11 2013 - 06:53 AM
smuggsskier Advanced Skier
AWESOME skiing despite "dry conditions" Burke does an incredible job at grooming and "stashing snow" when the weather does not cooperate. I have a family of 6 and there are trails for my three year old to advanced (i.e. east bowl!) Out of all the mountains in Vermont this is our FAVORITE-18 years and counting . . . Enjoy !
Burke Mountain review written Feb 11 2013 - 06:42 AM
Tom T. Intermediate Skier
Burke is truly one of the northeast's hidden gems. They don't have comprehensive snowmaking, so the trail count isn't always high, but what they do have open is always a lot of fun and in good condition. If you're an intermediate or above, I'd recommend skipping the Shelburne Lodge and heading up to the Mid Burke Lodge. All the more advanced terrain is accessed from the Burke Express lift located there.
Burke Mountain review written Feb 06 2013 - 10:22 AM
Jonathan S Intermediate Skier
Burke is a cool mountain. Very laid back with some interesting terrain. I tried to redeem my Liftopia ticket at the mid mountain lodge but they couldn't do it. Had to drive back down to the bottom.
Burke Mountain review written Feb 05 2013 - 06:03 AM
CP Intermediate Snowboarder
The map says there are six trails, but Midway is just the part you have to go through if you want to go from Sherburne to the Mid Burke lift or to High Meadow Pass. Also, Carter is the J Bar hill used a lot by lesson groups and barely able to turn beginners. If you don't count those two there really are only three beginner trails. I have no idea where the 6th trail is. Also, if you're a beginner, watch out if you fall at the top of the Sherburne lift. The lift operators aren't the sharpest tacks in the box at times. I saw someone get run over by two chairs before they stopped the lift . The Willoughby quad was the only intermediate section open when I was there. Upper Willoughby is really fun if you like almost vertical slopes!
Burke Mountain review written Jan 23 2013 - 09:59 AM
Vic Beginner Snowboarder
On weekdays(?) get tics at Sherburn (lower) lodge and then drive to Mid-Mountain Lodge to base & ski. Liftopia tics= no problem. 3 wide groomers from top and numerous skinnier, (mostly)natural snow trails in between. Glades. Empty on 1/11/13 & 1/12/13 Sat. (weather?) Lower mt. (Sherburn lift) green circles. I would go again. Just know they need plenty of natural for all trails/glades to be open
Burke Mountain review written Jan 17 2013 - 01:17 PM
Eel Advanced Skier
Don't go to Burke!!!! Its MINE :-)
Burke Mountain review written Jan 16 2013 - 04:00 PM
Glenn P. Advanced Skier
Went to this mountain for the first time on 1/9/12, and I used liftopia for the first time ever, and didn't have any issues what-so-ever with getting my lift ticket. In terms of how Burke was, it was probably the second hardest mountain I have skiied at (behind Mad River Glen), but with that said, was an overall assume mountain! The one downfall that I will say, is that by the Mid-Burke Express, the terrain becomes extremely flat/uphill, and that can be a bit of a pain. The glades are awesome (especially when you consider that there hasn't been a TON of snow this year), and I would recommend this mountain to anyone that is an experienced skiier/boarder who loves the glades (sort of reminded me of Cannon a bit too, but tougher). Was definately worth the hour and a half trip from Plymouth,NH!!
Burke Mountain review written Jan 11 2013 - 02:49 PM
Brill Advanced Skier
This was first time at Burke and I loved it! I went on a weekend and there were hardly any crowds - lift lines went through really quickly! This was a great family place - I went with my kids, and my little one had lessons which both he and I loved! The instructor - Rachel - was really super and got him to try the chair lift for the first time and get down some longer green runs. The J-bar area was great for him to practice his turns and stops on a fairly long run for a beginner area. Would - and hope to! - come again. Conditions were super, staff were awesome and friendly.
Burke Mountain review written Jan 08 2013 - 07:46 AM
Eleni Intermediate Skier
Had a great day with my daughter. Was impressed with high speed lift, gives a lot of vertical potential. We were suprised with the great groomed surface of piste; great snow quality and really nice grooming technique. Equally impressed with the LACK of grooming on a great number of trails; nice to get natural trails with quality bumps. 24 hours after the last snow, there was still plenty of soft bumps and unskied stuff on the sides and trees. The midlodge is a little "rustic", but we were there to ski, not be seen. BTW the hot cocoa is the BEST in ski world---do not change it. Weekday, we had the mountain to ourselves besides the ski racing kids who train on the poma. Beautiful mountain with lots of fun, narrow trails, interesting features, trees, glades, dropoffs. We skied HARD and i still did not get to it all by any stretch. The lower mountain is completely a learning area which is really great for both levels of skiers to not have to share the same trails or have the advanced skiers bombing little kids on their way somewhere. I would say it is a great mountain for riders who find MRG, Saddleback, Sugarbush, Black Mountain, Jay, Cannon , Wildcat appealing. If you LOVE stratton, okemo, bretton woods, loon, sunday river..........maybe not for you.
Burke Mountain review written Jan 04 2013 - 09:41 AM
Stuart B. Advanced Skier
Picking up the tickets was super easy, just walked right into the guest services and they handed the tickets over! fast and you didn thave to stand outside in the cold at the ticket counter!
Burke Mountain review written Jan 02 2013 - 02:17 PM
Kara Intermediate Skier
Pack your lunch, and snacks. Great Mountain, just expensive food. The grill/bar does not open until 4:00 on a week day. Also allow lots of time to drive in from I(91) Need to go through small towns to get there. So slows the travel time down. Great place, but cold, so pack the extra long underwear. Wolffight December 24, 2012
Burke Mountain review written Dec 26 2012 - 04:57 PM
Wolfighter Intermediate Skier
Best kept secret in the Northeast...Rivals any of the bigger operations but with a much nicer, friendlier atmosphere. It will now become a regular for me.
Burke Mountain review written Mar 08 2012 - 02:47 PM
Marty Advanced Skier
The mountain received 7-12 inches of snow and the village 2 - 3. The conditions were great considering the rotten snowfall this winter. East Bowl is not worth the run. Too many flats and uphills. Borderline was great for practicing on small bumps. The mountain offered plenty of variety for intermediate to advanced skiers.
Burke Mountain review written Mar 03 2012 - 06:21 AM
Greg Intermediate Skier
Thursday is Silver Streaker day for all you over 55's. $30.00 lift ticket, sweet!
Burke Mountain review written Feb 20 2012 - 01:31 PM
NEM Advanced Skier
Great mountain, great people, no waits, good snow despite the year, still managed to find fresh powder, groomers were perfect all day. few trails with thin cover, but cannot complain! glades are great. friendly staff. the brown bag area was stinky and stuffy, but it encouraged me to ski all day long without breaks!
Burke Mountain review written Feb 12 2012 - 02:25 PM
tanya Advanced Skier
The new high speed lift to the summit is awesome! For a year without much snow, Burke has done a great job - blue skies, no crowds, beautiful views - a great place to ski!
Burke Mountain review written Feb 08 2012 - 08:15 AM
Barby Advanced Skier
The lifts don't open until 9am. To get first run, go to the mid-Burke lodge. It got really skied out by 11am! But no lift lines to speak of compared to other areas.
Burke Mountain review written Feb 06 2012 - 06:46 PM
Carol Advanced Skier
Great Mountain. Good bang for the buck. No real lift lines to speak of and trail conditions were good. Totally enjoyed it. My son's instructor was awesome. He was skiing the lower mountain the same day.
Burke Mountain review written Jan 24 2012 - 06:42 PM
Paulie Intermediate Skier
When the new chair stops hold on to your lunch, major boinging goin on
Burke Mountain review written Jan 12 2012 - 03:20 PM
Wild Bill Advanced Skier
Burke's new high speed lift is awesome. No long lift lines, friendly people and plenty of mountain for skiers of all skill levels! Love it.
Burke Mountain review written Dec 27 2011 - 02:21 PM
Laura Intermediate Skier
My boyfriend introduced me to Burke Mountain and I have to say that it's a definite hidden jewel. Mostly local folk and they are very friendly to converse with. I started snowboarding last year and practically learned on Burke. It's a versatile mountain and wouldn't pick another mountain to learn on. Even some of the black diamonds with fresh powder is doable for beginners. Love Burke!
Burke Mountain review written Nov 03 2011 - 10:50 AM
Brittany Beginner Snowboarder
Burke is my go-to mountain. In addition to great snow, no crowds, and excellent terrain, it's a great value. I love the glades and challenging runs but it's also an excellent family mountain. The Tamarack restaurant on the second floor of the base lodge has really good food for only a few dollars more than cafeteria food. Stuff your face with bleu cheese potato chips, a burger, and a pint of Trout River.
Burke Mountain review written Apr 05 2011 - 02:06 PM
Brad Advanced Skier
We found this fabulous glade next to Doug's Drop. Burke has the Best Glades in NE, but dont tell anyone.
Burke Mountain review written Apr 03 2011 - 04:48 AM
Snid Advanced Skier
Head for glades, you will have to push at bottom to lift the glades are sweet, good snow and long trails.
Burke Mountain review written Mar 25 2011 - 07:57 AM
Steveville Advanced Skier
Great experience with Liftopia and Burke. Have always had great times there with great conditions and staff.
Burke Mountain review written Mar 24 2011 - 02:24 PM
JCB Intermediate Skier
I'd echo all of the other positive comments-- it's amazing to find a mountain with such variety and good, challenging trails so empty of skiers and with such an easy going vibe. Longest lift line was...45 seconds. Granted I was mainly there mid-week, but even on Sunday it was quiet, with plenty of room on slopes, no hyper-aggressive types, and on the slooow quad lift to the top, plenty of time to talk to people on the way up! I could see the 12-15 minute lift ride being a real drag in seriously cold weather, but in March, with temps not dipping below 28 degrees, well worth it -- just watch those empty trails and anticipate having runs virtually to yourself!
Burke Mountain review written Mar 19 2011 - 07:43 AM
Andy Advanced Skier
snow still in beautiful shape, bumps still fun and no massive rock hops, beautiful bluebird day, rental guys very helpful with my son doing a snowboard lesson then switching back to skis for the full mountain experience. love this mountain - do not ruin it ala stratton, snow etc. drove 3+hrs each way because it's not stratton,snow etc.
Burke Mountain review written Mar 17 2011 - 07:17 PM
sue Advanced Skier
ps. rumor has it they bought a high speed quad for the upper lift!
Burke Mountain review written Mar 15 2011 - 10:26 PM
KDO Advanced Skier
great mountain-for both beginners and advanced! i've skied there all my life!
Burke Mountain review written Mar 15 2011 - 10:25 PM
KDO Advanced Skier
Burke is awesome. Has something for everyone. Never a dull moment
Burke Mountain review written Mar 08 2011 - 06:42 PM
Jeff Advanced Snowboarder
First time there. Great mountain. No lift lines. Big difference between blue and black diamonds. As an an intermediate, I found black diamonds to be more than other mountains. Blue were awesome !
Burke Mountain review written Mar 07 2011 - 06:21 PM
Laura Intermediate Skier
I had a great day of skiing, on a great mountain, at a great price.
Burke Mountain review written Mar 06 2011 - 10:55 PM
skier Beginner Skier
This was my first time at Burke and I have to agree that it is a hidden gem. There are enough trails that an advanced skier will not become bored, but there are also plenty of easier trails for beginners and younger children. The conditions were great and the views were spectacular. My only suggestion is to revamp the upper lift, it is much too slow and takes away from valuable ski time. Not having a line makes it bearable, but speeding it up would most excellent!
Burke Mountain review written Feb 25 2011 - 11:34 AM
Michele P Advanced Skier
I love skiing at Burke! Challenging trails without the crowds make for the best ski conditions! Skiing was fun again!
Burke Mountain review written Feb 22 2011 - 08:53 AM
Mark Intermediate Skier
powder. powder. powder.
Burke Mountain review written Feb 14 2011 - 04:42 PM
Gered Advanced Skier
Always a favorite. Returned here after a skiing hiatus with my husband, also returning to skiing after 10+ years away. Great place to pick up the sport again. No attitude, no wait and great service.
Burke Mountain review written Feb 13 2011 - 07:59 PM
Jessica Intermediate Skier
burke was great. liftopia rocks!
Burke Mountain review written Feb 11 2011 - 12:22 PM
peter Advanced Snowboarder
The liftopia experience was great. It all worked well. thanks very much.
Burke Mountain review written Feb 11 2011 - 12:14 PM
peter Advanced Snowboarder
and dito on what Pete stated... "make sure you go to the base lodge and the Guest Relations office or you'll waste a lot of time getting your ticket " downstairs at the base lodge, not at Mid lodge.
Burke Mountain review written Feb 08 2011 - 05:14 PM
Tina Advanced Skier
Burke has the goods. Small but very good glades. Ride with a local to weave together a nice top to bottom mix of glades. Some of the best isnt on a map. ssshhhhhhhh!
Burke Mountain review written Feb 08 2011 - 05:09 PM
Tina Advanced Skier
Awesome deal. Good mountain. However, make sure you go to the base lodge and the Guest Relations office or you'll waste a lot of time getting your ticket
Burke Mountain review written Feb 08 2011 - 03:24 PM
Pete Advanced Snowboarder
Awesome deal. Good mountain. However, make sure you good to the base lodge and the Guest Relations office or you'll waste a lot of time getting your ticket
Burke Mountain review written Feb 08 2011 - 03:23 PM
Pete Advanced Snowboarder
no lines and best glades in the east. 5 stars
Burke Mountain review written Feb 07 2011 - 02:55 PM
ABlb Advanced Skier
Glades are the best on the east coast...no lines. If you want tree skiing this is the place to be....5 stars!
Burke Mountain review written Feb 07 2011 - 02:55 PM
ablb Advanced Skier
We were at Burke on Feb.3. It was great! Burke tends to leave some pow stashes after a dump. So check the weather, buy your tickets here, and get there early. Forget about the "Big K" you'll get more top to bottoms here at Burke.
Burke Mountain review written Feb 05 2011 - 03:16 PM
Another Ben M. Advanced Skier
Best powdah skiing ever ! We went on wed the 2nd and it snowed all day ! No lift lines at all and great trails. I loved this place !
Burke Mountain review written Feb 05 2011 - 09:24 AM
Chris M. Intermediate Snowboarder
Great mountain awesome value no attitude, very friendly staff kinda reminds you of the old days of skiing.
Burke Mountain review written Feb 04 2011 - 03:27 PM
Dave H Intermediate Skier
I had never skied at Burke but just about every other area in Vermont. Although not as big as Killington or Sugarbush, I still consider Burke to be the HIDDEN GEM of vermont! The longest I waited (on the busiest Sunday of the year)was about 90 seconds to get on teh lift - 90% of the time it was 10 seconds. Has every type of trail you could want from easy and learning to steep steep glades! FANTASTIC!! Thinking about getting a seasons pass there now
Burke Mountain review written Feb 02 2011 - 06:42 AM
Ben M Advanced Skier
Lots of good challenging glade skiing. Friendly staff. Nice base lodge.
Burke Mountain review written Feb 01 2011 - 07:27 PM
Ed Intermediate Skier
The best value in NE. NO lift lines, great steeps and challenging glades. Some of the best grooming in all of the East. Worth driving past the other mountains to get 25-30 runs in without ever waiting in line. Bear Den is one of the best ski bars around.
Burke Mountain review written Jan 25 2011 - 05:42 PM
Chris Advanced Snowboarder
Loved Burke! Don't tell anybody it's the best deal in NE through Liftopia!SHHH!
Burke Mountain review written Jan 12 2011 - 06:05 PM
Paul K. Intermediate Skier
I have been skiing Burke since I was 3 years old and love the tree skiing. It's 3 hours from Boston on 93 North and you will never find lift lines. One of the best values for great skiing in Vermont. Best bet is to park at mid-lodge to get the best part of the mountain and enjoy a great apres ski after. Ski Burke!!!
Burke Mountain review written Jan 12 2011 - 03:02 PM
Amber Bevilacqua Advanced Skier
Burke is a great mountain. Almost no lift lines to speak of. Friendly staff. Excellent value.
Burke Mountain review written Jan 06 2011 - 03:16 PM
Les Advanced Skier
Great family mountain! Has something for everyone. Love the friendly staff and the short lift lines. My kids love to try the bead tree on the upper mountain lift (Hint: left side)
Burke Mountain review written Jan 05 2011 - 02:52 PM
Jason C. Advanced Skier
Lovely all around mountain with friendly staff and great terrain.
Burke Mountain review written Jan 03 2011 - 05:11 PM
Jane Advanced Skier
Lower part of the mountain is great for the kids & whole family. My 9 year old loved the blue Enchanted Forest glade. Upper mountain had some good steeps.
Burke Mountain review written Jan 02 2011 - 07:40 PM
Mancow Advanced Skier
The Enchanted Forest is a great place to get the kids to learn how make good turns. Makes the bottom part of the mountain fun for our whole family.
Burke Mountain review written Jan 02 2011 - 04:44 PM
Steve R. Advanced Skier
Dress warmer if you are skiing the top of the mountain. We had to go back in the lodge and get another layer. It was windy and quite cold even though the forecast for temps in the twenties, we were quite cold. They had trail open where they were blowing snow and grass was sticking up which made it pretty tough to ski. Groomed trails (only 2 on top the day we skied) were superb. Still love Burke
Burke Mountain review written Dec 31 2010 - 05:38 PM
Wendy H. Advanced Skier
Burke is wonderful - everyone is very friendly, there is No Waiting, and the price (when purchased on Liftopia) is a much better value than the big resorts in thew White Mountains.
Burke Mountain review written Dec 30 2010 - 02:22 PM
jennifer Intermediate Snowboarder
Go to Burke during Christmas. Almost all trails were open and maximum 100 people on the whole mountain. Great!
Burke Mountain review written Dec 28 2010 - 02:16 PM
Igor Intermediate Skier
Early season skiing at Burke is OFF THE HOOK! The trails are in great shape... I have been skiing here for over 20 years my favorite Mtn. Have Fun!
Burke Mountain review written Dec 27 2010 - 02:10 PM
Kevin K. Intermediate Skier
When the map says "not snowboard friendly" for East Bowl, it's not lying.. Stick to Doug's Drop instead for your ungroomed desires.
Burke Mountain review written Dec 27 2010 - 02:04 PM
Tim Z. Intermediate Snowboarder
Love me some Burke!
Burke Mountain review written Nov 28 2010 - 05:39 PM
Rob Beginner Snowboarder

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