Burke Mountain Academy provides an ideal, distraction-free environment for focused and committed student-athletes to live, study, and train.
Burke Mountain Resort, located in our backyard, offers unparalleled ski terrain for training and racing. BMA’s private training slope is closed to the general public when training or racing and is serviced by a high-speed Leitner Poma surface lift. We train and race on two FIS-homologated slalom, giant slalom, and super-G trails. With its challenging terrain, extensive snowmaking capacity and high-speed lifts, the mountain often hosts US Ski Team Eastern Region projects and many of the East’s top NCAA teams. In 2017, the mountain and Burke Mountain Academy were designated as a U.S. Ski Team Development site.
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Our brand new indoor training facility, the Ronnie Berlack Center features more than 6,000 square feet of turf field as well as 4,700 square feet of training area with rubberized floor to allow for adolescent-specific training in strength, conditioning and physical literacy.
We are committed to best-in-class ski racing equipment preparation. For this reason, we established the Shelley Glover Tech Center which features a Montana Saphir B Robot. The Montana Saphir B is a dual feed automated stone grinder designed specifically for race services. With it, we’re able to fully customize our grinds and structure patterns to best meet the needs of BMA athletes. The quality and consistency of the Montana stones produce consistently clean grinds, allowing bases to better take wax and get up to speed quicker than standard recreational shop machines. The Saphir allows us to control all equipment variables, bringing consistency and precision to BMA athletes resulting in better performance.
For fall and spring conditioning, we have a vast array of terrain and available activities at our doorstep, including our on-campus soccer field, the slopes of Burke Mountain, nearby Lake Willoughby, and over 100 miles of Kingdom Trails Association mountain biking and running routes on private land.