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Happy New Year!

Winter on Kingdom Trails
Winter is in full swing in Burke and it's time to get over here and enjoy some winter excursions.   Try something new this winter like fat-biking at the New Year's Day Resolve to Revolve Fat Bike Demo Day at Kingdom Trails.  The KT Nordic Center also offers trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.  Trail conditions are updated daily on kingdomtrails.org.   Burke Mountain is the place to be for downhill action and, if it's all new to you, rentals and lessons are available for all ages. Sign up for the snow report for daily updates from the mountain.  If you're curious about those folks zooming around on snowmobiles, book a guided tour with NEK Adventures and check it out for yourself.

Other events happening this month include....


January 18th & 19th - Burke Base Lodge Sledding


January 18th - 21st - Ice Bar

January 19th - Full Moon Snowshoe




January 26th - Torchlit Trail Experience

 
Ongoing Events...

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Unpack & Unwind

It's time to make some winter getaway plans and there are lots of options in and around Burke with easy access to your favorite winter activities.  If your dog is part of your vacation plans, but maybe not able to go everywhere you go, there are also several doggy day care options in the area including Kingdom Canine Center, Off the Beaten Trail and Angels with Furry Souls.

Wilderness Lodge  is just up the road from Burke Mountain and sleeps up to ten people (dogs welcome, too).  The home offers 4 bedrooms, a spacious kitchen, large dining area, washer/dryer, internet access and much more.

The Wildflower Inn is located right next to the Kingdom Trails Nordic Center as well as the Village Sport Trailside shop for rentals.  The inn offer rooms and family size suites with gorgeous, snow covered rural views. Enjoy a full country breakfast and dinner at the on-site restaurant.  And, yes you can bring the dog, too, since some rooms are pet friendly.

Hawk Rock Cabins is located on 2,600 acres in the small town of Newark and offers direct access to VAST snowmobile trails.  Rustic style meets modern comforts at these not-your-average-log-cabin accommodations.  They sleep 4-8 people (pets welcome) and offer radiant heat, full kitchens and beautiful decor.

Deal of the Month

Hit the slopes and save this ski season with great deals* from Burke Mountain including:

Vermonter rates:  Available all week to all residents of Vermont plus Coos and Grafton Counties of New Hampshire. Rates start at $49 for Junior Full Day passes and $59 for Adult Full Day Passes.  

Other Mountain Pass : Burke will even reward you for your "other Mountain" pass holder status. Purchase season long winter lift tickets for just $45 per person.

Wicked Wednesdays: Purchase 1 full day lift ticket at $73.00 and receive two same day tickets FREE! 

Silver Streakers : $35.00 Full Day Tickets available on Tuesdays & Thursdays for skiers and riders 55 and older.  

NEK Sundays : $29.00 Half-Day PM Tickets on Sundays available now for everyone! 

Military Free Ski:  Free skiing and riding this season to all active service men & women as well as their immediate family members with proof of ID from the United States and Canadian Armed Forces. Thank you for your service!

*Check website for full details and holiday restrictions

Dinnahtime!

After a day of playing in the snow, you need to fuel up and chill out.  Fortunately, there are plenty of places to remedy that in and around Burke.

Check out the Foggy Goggle Osteria for delicious dinner choices including Chicken Marsala, Beef Tenderloin and Trout River pizza.  There are always daily specials on the chalkboard along with delectable desserts including cannolis and key lime pie.  Don't miss Mexican Mondays and $3 draft beers on Thursdays.

There's a new place to dine out on Darling Hill Road.  Salt is located at The Stepping Stones Inn/Serenity Spa and features  the culinary
 stylings of chef, Aureon Nommick.  The name is derived from a unique feature of his cooking, Himalayan salt blocks that the food absorbs to enrich the taste and make it healthier.  Menu choices include Braised Lamb Shanks, Blackened Wild Alaskan Salmon with Pesto Risotto and vegetarian choices such as Pasta Primavera and Lasagna with a Sage Parmesan Cream Sauce.

Just down the road, Juniper's is a family favorite with something for everyone including gluten free options and weekly specials including Tuesday's Burger & Pint for just $12.  The restaurant also made the list as one of Vermont's Best Farm to Plate restaurants.  From Tripsavvy.com..." Here, local meat (including some of the inn's own pasture-raised beef) is featured extensively on the menu, along with produce and specialty products from a solid assortment of nearby farms."

Burke Publick House offers a casual pub atmosphere with excellent starters including nachos, sliders and wings.  Entrees include Fish & Chips, Bangers & Mash, Filet Mignon and a Steak & Cheese sandwich that'll knock your socks off.  And definitely check out the cocktails including Pineapple Express, Pistachio Martini and The Bee's Knees.  Stop by on a Thursday night and enjoy half price bottles of wine.
 
Up on the mountain, there are several slopeside dining options.  The View Pub offers a casual atmosphere and a variety of menu options from Burgers and Paninis to Braised Short Rib Ravioli. 
A must to start with  are the house made Bleu Chips 
featuring locally sourced Bailey Hazen Bleu Cheese.  Just around the corner, Willoughby's Restaurant is open Fridays and Saturdays and features entrees including Chicken & Biscuits, Mushroom & Polenta Ragu and Wild Sockeye Salmon.  And, of course, at the Base Lodge, the Tamarack Grill is going strong and open on the weekends.  Pub choices include Poutine, Artisan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Steak Taquitos and more.  
 

Bon Appetit!
 
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