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Burke Mountain

Burke Mountain

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

175

Rank in
Region

22

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
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
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0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
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0"
Night
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Sunday
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0"
Night
0-1"
True Snow: 200" per year
Snow Quality Rank

181

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

Dump Potential Rank

155

Burke Mountain is ranked No. 155 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

8.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

1.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

40.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

155

Burke Mountain is ranked No. 155 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

181

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
134
score
33.6
Snow Volume
rank
155
score
39.9
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

If you're waiting for a powder day at Burke Mountain, then you might have a long wait. Only 8.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall, which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Burke Mountain to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.

Skiing at Burke Mountain is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can. It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska. With only 1.0% of months at Burke Mountain getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to set up your powderhound shack.

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, 40.0% 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 40.0% 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.