Our Philosophy


At BMA we value determination, leadership, community, and tradition. We pride ourselves on being a community of leaders in both the athletic arena and in academic life. Burkies are paradoxically independent and united as a community of unique and talented individuals who together create a common personality.

Rigorous training for and competing in ski races are at the core of everything we do athletically. Being small and highly selective (with an athlete-to-coach ratio less than 5:1) affords our student-athletes innumerable opportunities not available at larger, more diversely focused schools.

Burke Mountain Academy is not for everyone. But for those who are truly dedicated to reaching their absolute potential as ski racers, much like our 138 alumni named to their national ski teams or those who compete in the NCAA, there is simply no better environment available.