Mid-Burke Express – Burke Mountain, VT The Mid Burke Express and adjoining hotel debuted under the mountain’s ownership by Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger, before a fraud investigation and seizure by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Upper section of the lift line. Top drive station. The lift is a Leitner-Poma of America LPA model. Top station underskin. View down the long lift line. LPOA towerhead. Looking up the lift line. Lower part of the line. Another look at the lift line. Tower 2. View up at tower 2. Bottom terminal with tensioning. Lift overview. Turnaround and maintenance rail. Side view of the bottom terminal. Share this:EmailTwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
For what it’s worth, the MidBurke Express was built in 2011, the year before Q took over. It was financed by the previous ownership, by a grant/loan from the state that required the wind turbine to be built, and with contribution from a certain “friend” of the Mountain. It also is true that Burke was seriously interested in purchasing Ascutney’s former HSQ that went to Crotched, but the two sides could not agree on a final price.
MidBurke Express is what keeps Burke in the running. Although it almost never runs full speed, this lift serves as the backbone to most of the intermediate/advanced terrain.With the business Burke gets, it rarely has a large line.
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