Burke Mountain Academy provides an ideal, distraction-free environment for focused and committed student-athletes to live, study, and train.
The slopes of Burke Mountain Resort, located in our own backyard, are unparalleled for racing and are a popular training site for the U.S. Ski Team, USSA Eastern Region projects, and many of the East’s top NCAA teams. BMA has a private training slope closed to the general public that is serviced by a high-speed POMA surface lift. We train and race on two FIS-homologated slalom, giant slalom, and super-G trails.
Though we spend a significant portion of our conditioning time in the outdoors, our Glover Training Center features an array of strength and conditioning equipment oriented around Olympic weightlifting as well as key pieces of cutting-edge sports technology. 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.
Alpine hills make for superior cross-country dryland training, and BMA is located amidst the slopes of Burke Mountain Resort. For the winter season, BMA Nordic maintains an on-campus sprint loop — 2km of varied terrain that is ideal for specific interval workouts, technique video, and sprint competition. Just across the road is the Burke Mountain Trail System, 10km of groomed trail maintained by Burke Mountain Corp. We also share access to an additional 20km of Kingdom Trails Association skating and classic terrain located a short five-minute drive from campus.
Our Glover Training Center offers a simple but modern weight and training gym along with a trainer’s office and rehabilitation facility. The gym is available at all times to our student-athletes, which further encourages independence and time management. All heavy lifting is supervised by our staff and spotted. The Nordic team also has its own on-campus wax room: heated, ventilated for hot waxing, and brightly lit.
BMA skiers often take advantage of the state-of-the-art trail facilities at Craftsbury (especially in the early season), frequently joining up with other junior teams from around New England to stage time trials and joint workouts.