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I am starting this thread in anticipation of the big Burke announcements (for its future) scheduled for Thursday afternoon with a prediction - you will be shocked!
 
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Finally I may have a place to land my Cessna to ski the NEK! phew!
 

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[/h][h=5]From Reporter Kevin Lessard: In a press release handed out at the press conference at Jay Peak this morning it states that there will be a $108 million dollar investment made at Burke Mountain starting in 2013. They plan on building four lodge facilities. We'll bring you more details as we know them!




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From Reporter Kevin Lessard: In a press release handed out at the press conference at Jay Peak this morning it states that there will be a $108 million dollar investment made at Burke Mountain starting in 2013. They plan on building four lodge facilities. We'll bring you more details as we know them!

Interesting. I wonder if that will mean an expansion for the base lodge (which tends to get rather crowded), and a new Mid-Lodge. Then two hotels (one at mid-Burke and one near the base lodge)?
 

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From Reporter Kevin Lessard: In a press release handed out at the press conference at Jay Peak this morning it states that there will be a $108 million dollar investment made at Burke Mountain starting in 2013. They plan on building four lodge facilities. We'll bring you more details as we know them!





4 "rustic" lodges. I don't think they mean Mid-Burke lodge rustic either.....

$108 mill for Burke alone. Wow. Never in my wildest dreams. That is crazy.
 

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I used to be in construction project management. For perspective, we built a 456 unit apartment building in downtown Boston. That cost $95 mil.
 

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Not going to lie, but this seems a bit to big for their britches. Great thing for the NEK, but I don't see this ending as good as they imply.

108 million at Burke? That seems like a lot of money for a C level mountain. Thats more than Killington is worth. We all know which one is a better investment.

Those lodges are going to have pitiful occupancy.
 

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On a semi-related note Burke submitted an Act 250 application for 4 new glade trails. For the mostpart these really aren't already existing unmarked glades that are simply being added to the trailmap.

Glade #1: Essentially an extension of Birches after crossing the CCC road. Dumps out of the woods at the top of the Shreburne Quad.


Glade #2: In the woods behind the pump house between Lower Bear Den (says Fox's Folly on the map but that is wrong) and Lower Willoughby.


Glade #3: Parallels skiers left of Lower Dougs Drop.


Glade #4: Obvious continuation of Little Chief after crossing the CCC road.
 
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