Burke Mountain Resort
Burke Mountain Resort
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Submitted on March 24, 2018 by rocket21 (866 Rating866)
Session SessionFull Day
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeDiscount from Ski Area
Lift Lines Lift Lines3 to 5 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions99% open; Loose Granular, Packed Powder
Glades GladesI did not venture in, but the eastern side glades still have good coverage and still apparently had powder. The glades on the western side of the mountain are pretty beat up.
Moguls MogulsPower Line, Boarderline, Doug's Drop, Fox's Folly, Lower Bear Den, Ledges.
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)Lower mountain and Open Slope.
Run of the Day Run of the DayPowderhorn
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageChicken tenders, fries, and small fountain beverage in the Hotel Lodge were $10 and change. Small portions.
Comments CommentsBusiest day I've skied at Burke with lines for the Mid Burke Quad 5 or more minutes long from 10 AM through 3 PM. The new T-Bar only ran for the first hour or so of the day, allegedly for racers and families only (though we were able to take a ride), then closed as lines grew on the quad. Would have been nice to have that as an option today!

Nearly everything was open, with the exception of lower Rerun and the short chute adjacent to Open Slope.

The wide groomers were loose granular with increasing boilerplate as the day progressed. The narrower (road) groomers held up decently. The natural snow sections on the west side were a bit rough, while the natural snow trails on the east side were generally wall to wall coverage.

A few chokepoints showing up on natural trails (Upper Bear Den sneaks up on you; one straightaway on East Bowl where you'd otherwise be gaining speed; the lip at the top of Little Dipper).

Despite the lines, still managed 31K vertical. Decent partly sunny weather. Temps did not get warm enough to create spring snow today.
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