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Vacation Time!

There's lots of white stuff here and lots of fun stuff happening all month including our annual celebration of fat biking.  WinterBike is February 22nd and this year, the fun takes place in East Burke Village at the Tiki Bar lot.  There will be vendors, lots of bikes to demo, group rides for all ages and abilities plus much more!   

Things are hopping at Burke Mountain all month long with Ski/Ride Clinics, Apres Ski Saturdays at the Bear Den, Sunday brunches, Thursday Night Trivia, a visit from Oberon the Owl, Sledding for the kiddos and more.  
 
Other events happening this month include....
 
All Month - Hooked Rug Exhibit at the East Burke Library  


February 2nd - Tour de Hor

February 5th - Kingdom All Stars

February 7th - 9th - Island Pond Winter Carnival


February 8th - Torchlit Trail Experience


February 9th - Head to Toe Party

February 9th - Bald Mountain Snowshoe

February 14th - 16th - Willoughby Lake Ice Fishing Derby


February 20th - 22nd - Expressway to the Stars

February 21st - Pilobolus

February 22nd - Warm Your Heart Gala

 
Ongoing Events...

In This Issue

    

Kingdom Trails Updates
CLICK HERE for a Message to the Community from KTA

CLICK HERE to learn more about the KTA Visioning Session and Public Workshop on February 11th

 


  
  

 

Unpack & Unwind

Whatever your lodging preference, we have it here in Burke.  From inns to upscale log cabins to slopeside condos, we've got you and your family covered.

The Village Inn of East Burke is centrally located just down the road from the mountain and walking distance to pubs and restaurants.  It's just a quick drive to Nordic and fat biking treks.  Rooms are loaded with character and comfort, not to mention room rates of under $100.  Guests also enjoy a chef-prepared breakfast, hot tub, ski tuning room, bike storage and more.

Located just beyond the village, GNS Properties offers the ultimate in rustic luxury with 7 custom built log cabins that sleep from 4-19 people.   All have full kitchens, satellite tv and WiFi along with direct access to VAST snowmobile trails and plenty of room for sleds and trailers.  

Ski in and ski out at Sno Bear Lodging offering newly renovated condos on the mountain.  Condos have 1-4 bedrooms and include upscale features such as VT Castings gas fireplaces, ski lodge style decor, kitchens fit for a chef, WiFi and even Amazon Alexa.  

Wake up to beautiful Darling Hill Road views and the sight of horses, goats and other farm critters at the Inn at Mountain View Farm.  The Inn offers 14 beautifully decorated rooms and deluxe suites.  Your stay includes a hearty country breakfast plus each guest receives a complimentary pass to Kingdom Trails.

Deal of the Month

Mid-week skiing at Burke Mountain means big savings including Wicked Wednesdays when the purchase of one full price lift ticket gets you two more for the same day for FREE!   Sometimes it pays to be older and wiser especially on Tuesdays and Thursdays when seniors can get $35 passes.  No need to hide it if you ski at other mountains and you'll be rewarded with discounted rates when you show your other mountain pass at Burke.  CLICK HERE for a full list of deals available on the slopes.
 
Family Fun on a Budget

Family vacations don't have to mean maxing out the credit cards.  There are lots of affordable ways to get out and enjoy some winter fun in and around Burke.  There's lots and lots going on from February 14th - March 1st during the Annual Lyndon/Burke Snowflake Festival which features a variety of free or low cost events each day at different locations for kids and adults. Arts & crafts, weenie roasts, storytelling, snow sculpture competitions, pancake breakfasts....and more...there's something for everyone!  The full schedule of events will be published soon on lyndonvermont.com and burkevermont.com

ATTN:  New Hampshire residents - Gear up and head to Burke February 1st - 3rd for a  FREE weekend of snowmobiling ! This is  a Statewide deal that happens once a year when NH snowmobilers can ride in VT at no cost.   Burke and the surrounding Northeast Kingdom region are prime territory for great riding and well groomed trails thanks to volunteer clubs like the  Burke Drift Skippers  and  Lyndon Snocruisers.   Nearby Island Pond is even called the 'Snowmobile Capitol of Vermont' so gas up and head north for some great riding!

A great choice for low cost skiing is the Lyndon Outing Club which offers family friendly skiing and snowboarding including night skiing.  Tickets are just $15 for adults or $10 for kids.  This all volunteer non-profit relies on natural snow so check their website or facebook page for conditions.  

Located in nearby East Charleston,  NorthWoods Stewardship Center offers 20km of groomed and backcountry trails for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing.  Trail use is by donation and equipment rentals are available at the campus lodge for modest fees.  The lodge also offers a warming station, restrooms and a kitchen.  From February 24th-27th, check out the Winter Day Camp to keep the kids busy with skiing, ice fishing, arts & crafts, wildlife tracking and more.

A mere 15 bucks gets you an all day pass at the Kingdom Trails Nordic Center.  KT grooms 20 miles of trails for fat biking and 15km for skate and classic Nordic treks.  All trails are suitable for snowshoeing.   The Nordic Center is located on Darling Hill Road featuring some of the most scenic views in all of the Kingdom.  For equipment rentals, check out Village Sport Shop or East Burke Sports

WINTER ADVENTURES AWAIT!
 
    Burke Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 347
East Burke, VT  05832
802-626-4124