East Burke, VT – The U.S. Ski Team has chosen Burke Mountain Resort in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom as an official U.S. Ski Team development site, where members will train and hold elite skiing competitions in preparation for the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
“We pride ourselves on offering some of the best skiing and snowboarding facilities throughout the region, and are thrilled that our amenities not only meet the needs of the best skiers in the country, but will ultimately help train elite-class skiers to represent the United States in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games,” says Steve Olson, CEO of Leisure Hotels and Resorts, the management team appointed by a federal court receiver to run and maintain the resort in the wake of fraud charges filed against the resort’s owners.
Burke Mountain is home to 178 skiable acres spread across a vertical drop of 2,011 feet, including 36 trails, 14 glades and three terrain parks. Over the past 40 years, the adjacent Burke Mountain Academy has produced 33 Olympians, 138 national team athletes and 117 U.S. Ski Team members. Recent alum, Mikaela Shiffrin, was the 2014 Olympic gold medalist in the slalom event and currently leads the World Cup women’s overall standings.
Recently, Burke Mountain Academy celebrated the grand opening of the Ronnie Berlack Center, a $2.8 million, 15,000-square-foot indoor athletic facility expected to mark a new era for the athletic development of Burke student-athletes and ski racers around the country.