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Let it Snow!

Bring it on, Mother Nature!  We are ready for mounds of snow this winter and all sorts of outdoor adventures through the white stuff.  Not much has fallen from the sky yet, but the snow guns at Burke Mountain have been working overtime to cover the slopes and opening day is scheduled for December 2nd! 

Start the fat biking season off mid-month at the Kingdom Experiences Fat Biking Weekend featuring rides and skills clinics for all levels of ability including beginners. 
Of course, this month also features many visits from Santa and train rides to the North Pole.   Make Burke your new holiday destination and ring in the New Year with us!
Other events this month include....

December 2nd & 3rd - Burklyn Arts Christmas Market

December 2nd & 3rd -  Santa Visits Lyndonville!

December 2nd & 3rd - Polar Express Train Rides! 

December 9th - Photos with Santa Paws

December 10th - Santa Visits West Burke!

December 17th - The Nutcracker

December 23rd - Morning with Santa & Burkie

December 31st - First Night in St J



In This Issue



Burke in the News 
Burke Mountain Academy Alumna '09, Corinne Prevot was named top 30 under 30 by Forbes in the Manufacturing and Industry category. Prevot is the founder of Skida Headwear and Accessories, which she started while at BMA.  READ MORE...



 Unpack & Unwind

Whether you're visiting to enjoy the holidays, get started on winter fun, or both, there's a warm spot by the fire waiting for you somewhere up here.
KT Cabin is located right in the village and has 5 bedrooms, a great room with a fireplace, large kitchen, as well as several restaurants within walking distance if you don't feel like cooking.  There's even a sledding hill for the kids (or adults) to enjoy!
Bringing the whole crew for a getaway?   Play Hard Mountain Sports has room for everyone with 3 bedrooms, 3 and a half baths, a gourmet kitchen, and 13 acres to call your own.  This beautiful post & beam home is tucked away from the main roads, but still just a few minutes drive to the slopes & trails.
Why do 96% of guests recommend the Comfort Inn & Suites Near Burke Mountain?  Maybe it's the spacious rooms, fitness area, and indoor heated pool. Or, maybe it's the great location with shops and great dining nearby and the hotel is just a quick drive to the slopes.  Check out the Burke Mountain Ski & Stay package rates to really save some dough!
  Deal of the Month
It's time for slopestyle fun!  Burke Mountain offers some great deals all season including:
  • Wicked Wednesdays:  Purchase 1 full day lift ticket at $69.00 and receive two same day tickets FREE!  Party of three must be present to receive ticket deal (non-holiday).
  • Silver Streakers: $35.00 Full Day Tickets available on Tuesdays & Thursdays (non-holiday) for skiers and riders 55 and older. ID may be required for those with a youthful appearance.
  • NEK Sundays: $28.00 Half-Day PM Tickets on Sundays (non-holiday) available now for everyone! Tickets go on sale at 12:15PM and can be used at the lift starting at 12:30PM.
  • Military Free Ski: In appreciation of their service, all active service military men & woman as well as their immediate family members can enjoy free skiing and riding this season with proof of ID from the United States and Canadian Armed Forces.
According to the Farmers Almanac...From the Great Lakes into the Northeast, snowier-than-normal conditions are expected. We can hear the skiers, boarders, and snowmobilers cheering from here! 
Let's hope they're right and the white stuff starts piling up soon! 
There's a lot to look forward to this winter including enhancements to our favorite ski mountain.  Winter work for Burke Mountain took place this summer including widening Warren's Way, adding over 13,000 feet of snowmaking pipe, and replacing the POMA with the new T-Bar.  Here's to a great
season of skiing & riding!
The dedicated volunteers from the Burke Drift Skippers have also been hard at work getting the trails ready for the snowmobiling season.  If you've never been snowmobiling before, it's an exhilarating way to travel through the woods and find great dining spots along the way for refueling.  No worries if you don't have your own ride, NEK Adventures offers guided tours. 
Nordic Adventures and Fat-Biking escapades start at Kingdom Trails as soon as there's enough snow on the trails.  Check out their events calendar for moonlit snowshoe treks and definitely make plans to visit in March for the Annual WinterBike Festival.
What, too cold for a lake swim, you say?  Nonsense!  At least not for some folks who participate in the Annual Winter Swim Festival that happens just north of Burke at Lake Memphremagog.  Check it out in February as a spectactor or take a dip, if you dare.  Also in February, Newport plays host to the Memphremagog Womens Pond Hockey Tournament
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