BURKE- Over this past warm and sunny Easter weekend, skiers and riders got their last chance to hit the slopes at Burke Mountain Resort. After a season packed full with powder and beautiful days, Burke has officially closed their ticket windows for skiing and riding.
“This season was great, we had some perfectly timed snow storms which really drove reservations in the hotel and also drove skier day visits," said Burke’s Marketing Director Jessica Sechler. "We’ve seen record skier days here which is amazing.”
This past season the mountain achieved a new record of 126 days of ski and ride operations. This is the longest ski and ride season for Burke in over a decade. With the amount of natural snowfall and cold temperatures, Burke was able to keep their chairs up and running, with a total of 244 inches of snow that fell this season.
“I thought it was a good season over all, I think this season was the best because of the amount of snow we got with the big snow storms and there were a lot of good powder days because of it. I think especially the locals enjoyed the season and showed a lot of support for Burke. Now that they have new management I think things are starting to change for the better”, said skier Nate Kolash.
Burke had some new learning opprotunites presented with the addition and operation of the new hotel and conference center.
“We were learning a lot this year both with the hotel being introduced and the record of snowfall and the amount of snow we got at times. The challenges with parking and moving people from point a to point b, meaning the hotel to the base lodge and back and forth, so I think there was a lot to learn from this season” said Jessica Sechler.