News and Events

Welcome to the Friends of Burke Mountain News page, your source of reliable information about upcoming events, our organization, news about the Burke Area and Northeast Kingdom Region of Vermont, and developments at Burke Mountain. If you want to to become a Burkie writer, contact us at getinvolved@friendsofburke.com.

Burke is Back Party Raises More than $3,000 for Kingdom Kids!

More than 300 people celebrated the re-opening of Burke Mountain, on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at a party held at the Bear Den, and co-sponsored by the Friends of Burke Mountain, Inc., Kingdom Trails, the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce, and Burke Mountain.  Kingdom Kids...

Burke is Back!

Burke is Back! On Saturday, May 28, 2016, from 2PM to 7PM, we will celebrate the reopening of Burke Mountain with an event at the beloved Bear Den. We are hoping for an overflow crowd, with plenty of room for celebrating outside, for this event cosponsored by Leisure...

Celebrate Burke

Friends of Burke Mountain, Inc. is pleased to announce that our February 25th gala, “Celebrate Burke”, raised over $10,000 for charitable organizations in the Greater Burke Area. Friends of Burke Mountain will allocate donations received as follows: 50% ($5,166), to...

Burke Mountain Named U.S. Ski Team Development Site

Friends of Burke Mountain is thrilled that Burke has been designated by the U.S. Ski Team as an Official U.S. Ski Team Development Site. This is a transformational moment! The project will bring U.S. Ski Team Members, as well as hundreds of young elite skiers, ski...

Winter Operational Update

Many thanks to everyone able to attend the recent meeting at Burke Mountain and all those who made it possible. We've included our findings regarding snowmaking and financial operating capacity in the presentation embedded below. Please hover your cursor over the...

Burke Mountain Hotel Opening

OPENING OF NEW HOTEL SIGNALS THE NEXT STEP IN THE TRANSFORMATION OF BURKE MOUNTAIN The Friends of Burke Mountain, Inc., a nonprofit advocacy organization representing Burke Mountain stakeholders, welcomes the opening today of the 116 room Burke Mountain Hotel and...

Boston Globe Coverage

Read yesterday's Boston Globe / Associated Press article about our vision for the future of Burke Mountain....

Burke Mountain Hotel Opening September 1st!

Great News: The Burke Mountain Hotel is scheduled to open on September 1, 2016, and Receiver Michael Goldberg and Management Company CEO Steve Olson are working with Burke Mountain Academy on snow making projects for the winter. Thanks to Michael Goldberg, Steve Olson...

News About Friends of Burke Mountain

The Burlington Free Press wrote a front-page article about the the evolution of Friends of Burke Mountain from a Facebook Group, now with more than 3,900 members, to a nonprofit organization dedicated to assuring the long-term success of Burke Mountain for the benefit...

Traveling to and Events in Burke and the Northeast Kingdom

Yankee Magazine called Burke “My Kind of Mountain. Lots of great skiing with vey little hype.” Warren Cornwall of The New York Times visited Burke in the summer and reviewed the region’s many offerings including downhill mountain biking at Burke Mountain, cross...