Burke Mountain Resort
Burke Mountain Resort
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Submitted on January 13, 2019 by rocket21 (877 Rating877)
Session SessionFull Day
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeDiscount from Ski Area
Lift Lines Lift Lines0 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions98% open; Packed Powder, Packed Powder
Glades GladesMostly open, but did not venture in.
Moguls MogulsOn ungroomed natural trails.
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)Small one at the bottom of Open Slope (no one using it). Snowmaking in progress on Dashey Mile.
Run of the Day Run of the DayEast Bowl
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageChicken tenders, fries, and a small hot chocolate were $10 at the Sherburne Base Lodge.
Comments CommentsFantastic day. Blue skies, no wind, natural packed powder, no lines. Trails still skiing well at closing. Temperatures were cold, but with full face protection, not too much of an issue.

East Bowl was open and, though a little dicey on the short pitches, skiing nicely. The flats had been groomed a few days earlier so they could be tucked (though a bit bumpy).

Powderhorn had been groomed on natural snow and skied nicely. Wilderness was bumps. The flat stretch of Power Line I hopped onto was soft. Lew's Leap was skiable, though the pitch was a little bony.

Big Dipper was awesome in the morning; lay down an edge and have at it. One of the pitches was scratchy in the afternoon, but not too bad. Boarderline and Little Dipper were natural, ungroomed, but good.

The cruiser road trails (Carriage Road, Deer Run), were good.

Doug's Drop and Mountain Marsh were skiable with some caution needed on the steep bits due to rocks/ice. McHarg's Cutoff was good, though generally dominated by duel course race training. Warren's Way was unfortunately closed for most of the day for a race, but was awesome when they dropped the rope a little after 3.

Upper Fox's Folly/Shoot were both groomed and good. Upper Bear Den was ungroomed, but doable. Ledges/that section of Bear Den was nice on the flats, but bony on the steeps. Upper Willoughby was good, but Lower Willoughby was still a little golfbally, since it had just been pushed out. The Gap had been groomed on natural and was fine. Lower Bear Den was good.

The Sherburne area was skiing well...Bunker Hill a little thin in a few places, but Binney Lane and High Meadows Pass were excellent all the way to the end. Dashney Mile was only trail I encountered that was closed (full on snowmaking).

Also amazing were the visual effects; sun dogs, sparkling crystals in the air, and upper mountain trees caked in snow and rime. Fantastic.
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