Burke 2/22/2015

Date(s) Skied: Sunday, February 22, 2015

Resort or Ski Area: Burke

Conditions: Powder

Trip Report: Continued the Fox44 tour with a trip to Burke. The mountain reported 3" Sunday AM, but that actually seemed underestimated (like many other things there)… we measured 5" before we left the inn just up Darling Hill. In any case, echoing the other reports from across New England on Sunday, the skiing was fantastic and the crowds were very light (although the woman next to us on the Mid Burke Express said the 3-4 minute wait at 10am was the longest she’d had there all season).

I hadn’t been to Burke since they added a "Q" to their name but, contrary to some reports on this board, I found the mountain to be as laid back and welcoming as ever. Lunch was delicious and well priced, staff was incredibly friendly, and the mountain still had that unique "quietness". Caveman glade was run-of-the-day. In fact, it was near impossible to find a bad line in any of the East Bowl glades. Even the groomers were fun, since the mountain clearly groomed prior to when the snow started Saturday night.

One note to Burke: your trail map is awful. A few of my fellow weekend warriors choose mountains based on trail maps, and they laughed when I told them how great Burke really is. The trail map doesn’t do the place justice.




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