__________ Fall Linen. Imaginary line following the most direct path down a slope that skiers continuously traverse on a run, often stopping at other invisible slope features along the way like the Tumble Lane, the Stagger Path and the Topple Zone.
I think this can only be good for the area...Burke has tons of development potential, and I highly doubt that Jay would come in an ruin Burke. I can imagine their highest priorities are the relocation of the summit FG quad to the East Bowl, and a new Mid-Burke Lodge, and the Inn that has been discussed.
Too bad this didn't happen 15 years ago when I was at Lyndon State, lol.
Call me crazy, but I LOVE Burke just the way it is!!! I love the mid-Burke lodge; it's so retro (I'd say "NELSAPpy" but that might give the impression that I love dead things). And, I sure hope that they don't mess with the Seniors' deals! The Tuesday/Thursday deal is worth the 90 minute drive twice a week. I even found a group of proficient "seasoned" women skiers who tolerate my company and efforts to keep up with them. I suppose they'll still be there, but I hope I'll still be able to afford it. It is a great ski area, and I wish it all the best!
I'm not excited about this; I understand it was probably a necessity to keep it alive long term. Hopefully it can be good for Burke, but I like Burke just the way it is. As nice as it is to have a decent lift, I could already feel how different it made the mountain. I really hope it can retain it's charm and feel.
Looks like Ginn did a Jeremy Lin and passed it off. With the poor past season and the depressed real estate I would say it's a buyers market.
I heard Ginn re-assigned the exec that talked them into getting in the ski resort biz to a brand new golf resort in Chernobyl. The odd seemingly natural green glow at night is marketed like a ground version of the northern lights. Very romantic.
Starting to think Bill Stenger won a big lottery somewhere. As far as EB-5 money, if they add/build something at Burke that produces jobs I suppose they could use that program. The Peak to Peak Tram would definately do the trick.
SAM Magazine--May 24, 2012--QBurke Mountain Resorts, LLC, a company headed by businessman Ariel Quiros has acquired Burke Mountain Resort, Vt.
Quiros, along with Bill Stenger, president and co-owner of Jay Peak Resort, Vt., purchased the Jay Peak Resort from Mont Saint-Sauveur Valley resorts in June 2008.
The ownership of QBurke Mountain Resorts, which includes Jay Peak President and co-owner Bill Stenger, took ownership of Burke Mountain Resort May 22, 2012.
Tim McGuire, GM of Burke Mountain Resort said, “We are all pleased to see such an experienced group taking ownership of our great resort. There is a great vision in place and the QBurke Team is eager to see this vision become reality.”
Bill Stenger, president of Jay Peak Resort and part of the QBurke ownership team said, “Burke Mountain embodies what is best about Vermont skiing, a quality mountain experience, a group of employees that love the sport and a community that is full of authentic Vermont Character. Jay Peak and Burke Mountain have much in common and I look forward to seeing the resorts continue to prosper and grow. We expect some exciting promotional cooperation between the resorts this coming winter as we review the plans for Burke Mountain’s future,” Stenger concluded.
Employee and community meetings will be scheduled shortly to review Q-Burke’s future plans for the resort.