Burke Mountain Ski Resort

Burke Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Vermont in USA. The resort is in the town of East Burke, VT. We recently ranked all of Vermont's ski resorts, so you can see where Burke Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Burke Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Burke Mountain Ski Resort.

Burke Mountain Lodging:

Burke Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Burke Mountain has a total of 55 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Burke Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 270 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 109 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Burke Mountain's slopes see on average 217 inches (85 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 18 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
270(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall
217"(85 cm)

Burke Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Burke Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,267 feet, or 996 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,267 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,000 feet (610 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Burke Mountain's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
3,267'(996 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,000'(610 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,267'(386 m)

Burke Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
59.6out of 100
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Burke Mountain's difficulty level of 59.6 is above average. 89% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Burke Mountain has 270 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Burke Mountain's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 47% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 42% as expert.
11%(30 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
47%(127 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
42%(113 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Burke Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Burke Mountain is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 58% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Burke Mountain Ski Resort Location

Burke Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Vermont, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of East Burke, VT.

East Burke, VT 05832 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
44.57000, -71.90000

Getting to Burke Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Burke Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.57000, -71.90000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of East Burke, VT to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Burke Mountain Ski Resort.

Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME101 mi
Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC109 mi
Quebec Jean Lesage International AirportYQBQuebec, QC155 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Burke Mountain.

Burlington International AirportBTVBurlington, VT62 mi
Lebanon Municipal AirportLEBLebanon, NH68 mi
Plattsburgh International AirportPBGPlattsburgh, NY77 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Burke Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Burke Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%31 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%31 mi
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%33 mi
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%33 mi
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%39 mi
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%40 mi
Owl's HeadMansonville, QC2,480 ft46%40 mi
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%44 mi
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%44 mi
WhalebackEnfield, NH1,800 ft38%45 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%47 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%48 mi
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%48 mi
Mont SuttonSutton, QC3,175 ft41%49 mi
Mont Hatley (Montjoye), QC0 ft0%51 mi
Cranmore MountainNorth Conway, NH2,000 ft39%53 mi
Mont OrfordOrford, QC2,800 ft40%54 mi
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%54 mi
Sunday RiverBethel, ME3,140 ft55%55 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%55 mi
Mont Bellevue, QC1,089 ft11%56 mi
Mt. AbramGreenwood, ME2,001 ft38%60 mi
BromontBromont, QC1,693 ft41%62 mi
Shawnee PeakBridgton, ME1,700 ft42%64 mi
Loon MountainFreedom, NH3,050 ft50%69 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%69 mi
Black MountainRumford, ME2,150 ft44%73 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%76 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%76 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%85 mi
Baie-des-SablesMarston, QC1,509 ft28%85 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%90 mi
Mont GleasonTingwick, QC1,132 ft36%94 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%96 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%96 mi
Ski Saint-BrunoSaint-Bruno-de-Montarvill, QC574 ft20%98 mi

Burke Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation3,267 ft
Base Elevation1,267 ft
Vertical Drop2,000 ft
(11% Beginner,  47% Intermediate,  42% Expert)
Skiable Acres270
Avg. Annual Snowfall217 inches
Burke Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats