A small ski area in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, Burke Mountain is perhaps best known as the home of Burke Mountain Academy, and elite ski racing academy that has produced ski industry icons such as Shane McConkey and Wendy Fisher, as well as current U.S. Ski Team Phenom Mikaela Shiffrin. The school and the mountain, however, are separate entities, the latter of which has new-found stability thanks to a new ownership group with strong ties to the region and experience owning and operating nearby Jay Peak.
Burke’s motto is All That Vermont Skiing Ever Was, meaning the mountain has stayed small and it’s trails narrow. Still, with more than 2,000 vertical feet, 260 acres of piste, and 100 acres of maintained glades, it’s not exactly dwarfed by the rest of New England’s resorts.
For summer recreationalists, Burke maintains 110 miles of mountain bike trails, including a bike park. There is flat water and river paddling near the resort, as well as fishing for Atlantic salmon, rainbow smelt, burbot, and yellow perch.
Annual Snowfall: 217inches
Skiable Acreage: 260
Vertical: 2,011 feet
Number of lifts: 6
Number of trails: 50
Local Restaurants: Tamarack Grill, Bear Den Lounge, PubOutback
Nearest Airport: Burlington, VT (91 miles).
Hotels/Lodging: Burke Slopeside Lodging, Rabbit Hill Inn