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Burke Mountain

Burke Mountain

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

174

Rank in
Region

23

Rank in
State

11

This resort is often compared with:

Jay Peak
Bromley Mountain
Stowe Mountain Resort
Best time for snow at
Burke Mountain
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Burke Mountain

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Saturday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Monday
Day
1-2"
Night
0-1"
Tuesday
Day
1-2"
Night
1-2"
True Snow: 200" per year
Snow Quality Rank

176

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

157

Burke Mountain is ranked No. 157 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

11.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

6.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

42.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

157

Burke Mountain is ranked No. 157 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

176

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Burke Mountain

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
135
score
33.6
Snow Volume
rank
157
score
39.6
Expert
rank
164
score
28.4

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2011 ft

3267 ft
Base Elevation: 1256 ft

Slope Aspects

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A Few Words On The Snow

Chasing powder at Burke Mountain doesn't provide the amount of bounty as, say, Alta — where else does? — but skiers at Burke Mountain stand a decent chance of seeing a nice snow event once every seven days. On average, 11.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snow — enough for most people to have fun. If you're not having fun, then ski faster. But make sure you're actually good before you ski fast. Really good. Not good? Then go to Burke Mountain and start practicing!

Snow can be hit and miss at Burke Mountain. Like most places, if you put in your time on the mountain, you'll eventually be rewarded with a giant month that sees more than 90 inches of snow. It might take you three winters, but it will be worth it when that 30-day burst of weather magic happens. With 6.0% of winter months getting more than 90 inches of snow, the odds of a bumper harvest aren't entirely favorable for the destination skier, but it happens enough to keep locals from moving to Alaska. Most of them, anyhow.

Drought Potential

The snow at Burke Mountain can disappear often enough that you may want to pack extra snow beads when taking a trip here. A good number of months, 42.0% to be exact, see less than 30 inches of snow. If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Burke Mountain, you should temper your expectations. This is a place where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 42.0% of the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.

Getting to Burke Mountain, if you're flying in

Driving from the Burlington, VT airport can cost a traveler more two hours when driving conditions aren't ideal, so its definitely time that you have to budget into your trip, as the 108-minute drive is often enough to keep skiers from getting snow time on their last day in town.