Northeast Vermont’s Burke Mountain Resort prides itself on its location in the “last little corner of Vermont”, blessed with 260 skiable acres, a vertical drop of 2,011 feet from a 3,267-foot summit elevation and uncrowded lift lines.
The resort’s runs cater to beginners and advanced skiers and boarders with two separate areas: the Lower Mountain where the bunny hill is, and the Upper Mountain where intermediate and advanced skiers head.
Each ski area has its own day lodge: the Sherbourne Lodge on Lower Mountain contains the ski and snowboard rental shop, dining options and a retail store, while the Upper Mountain has the mid-Burke Lodge, with a cafeteria and bar. The Burke Snowsports School has private and group lessons and specialized clinics. There is no night skiing, but the Dashney Nordic Center does offer guided cross-country skiing on full-moon nights.
There is also ski-in/ski-out lodging at the Burke Mountain Hotel
Burke Mountain generally opens around early December and closes mid-April. March is known as Vermont’s heaviest snow month, and guests will also enjoy longer days and warmer temperatures at that time.
Burke Mountain has a ski-in/ski-out hotel option at the Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center . The lodging has on-site dining, 116 suites that range from studios to three-bedroom units. There is an outdoor hot tub and a fitness center. A mile away from the ski area, is the WilloBurke Boutique Inn and Nordic Spa with eight contemporary rooms, wood-fired Finnish saunas, complimentary farm-to-table breakfasts and locally crafted furniture, just steps from the Nordic trails. Also set in East Burke, the Village Inn of East Burke has cozy rooms, home-cooked breakfasts and a six-person hot tub overlooking the Dish Mill Brook behind the bed and breakfast.
The closest major airport to Burke Mountain is the Lebanon Municipal Airport, about an hour and a half away. Burlington International Airport is about two hours away, while Portland International Jetport and Boston Logan International Airport are both just over three hours away.
By car, Burke Mountain is a five-minute drive from East Burke, about three hours from Boston and about five and a half hours from New York City.