Founder of Burke Mountain Academy Dies

By Joe Gullo

Published 05/28 2014 05:17PM

Updated 05/28 2014 05:20PM

EAST BURKE, Vt. - Beyond Vermont, an entire skiing community is remembering the founder of Burke Mountain Academy. Warren Witherell died on Monday.

The academy, founded in 1970, became the first ski academy of its kind in the country.

Witherell's family is working with the academy to organize a celebration of his life for later this year.

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