Construction Continues at Q Burke Mountain Resort

East Burke, VT – Construction continues at Q Burke Mountain resort on their multi million dollar expansion. The expansion includes a hotel that will accommodate up to 500 guests. The expansion also includes retails space, restaurants, a conference center and much more. 

Tim Tierney is the executive director of Kingdom Trails a local business in East Burke. Tierney says “it’s only a good thing it’s going to create jobs, it’s going to be a nice facility for folks to use here all year long. We think the hotel is a good thing.”

Bill Stenger is the President of Jay Peak Resort the parent company of Q Burke Mountain Resort. Stenger says “between direct and indirect jobs it will add almost 2,000 additional jobs for the region during the 3 to 5 year span the project it energized.” After the project is complete the region can expect over 200 full time year round jobs. 

The town of Burke has seen a number of owners at Burke Mountain. Sam Sanderson is a selectman with the town and says previous owners have approached the town about building a hotel but this is the first time ground has been broken. Sanderson says residents have mixed feelings on the project, “Your natives are not totally thrilled with this project, but they accept it. Newer people to the area are embracing it there’s a lot of new life, new money, and new excitement.”

Stenger says East Burke has been a terrific partner. “They have been probably the most patient community at the base of a ski area that you could ask for. They have been anticipating this development for a long time in one form or another”. 

As construction continues at Burke Mountain there is also bridge construction in the center of town. The Vermont Department of Transportation are replacing the East Burke bridge along Vermont Route 114. The bridge is expected to be finished and open to traffic June 15th. 

As for the hotel and conference center, it’s expected to open with a ribbon cutting on December 11th, 2015. Mountain management tell us they are already accepting reservations for the winter ski season.

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