East Burke, VT – May 31, 2011 – Burke Mountain Ski Area & The Kingdom Trails Association will hold a special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to mark the beginning of lift served mountain biking operations this summer at Burke Mountain with special guest speaker and official “ribbon cutter,” Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. The ceremony will take place Saturday, June 25th at 12:00pm outside the Sherburne Base Lodge. The ceremony also marks the beginning of a special partnership between Kingdom Trails and Burke Mountain to expand spring, summer & fall outdoor recreation opportunities, create a healthy community, and boost travel and tourism in the Burke Area and surrounding communities.
Burke Mountain will open the Sherburne Express chairlift from the Base Lodge on weekends and holidays until mid October. The chair lift will access four already established, but improved and re-routed single track trails, and the new premier jump trail, Knightslayer, featuring world class table tops, step ups, step downs, rollers and sky high berms. A full service mountain bike shop offering rentals, tune-ups, and lessons will also operate out of the Sherburne Base Lodge.