Big news in the ski industry today. Jay folks buy Burke. What does it mean? And, will there be a joint season pass option? We’ll delve into this story over the next few days.
Press release as follows:
QBurke Mountain Resorts, LLC, a company headed by businessman Ariel Quiros has acquired Burke Mountain Resort.
Quiros, a long term supporter of, and significant land owner in the Northeast Kingdom, along with Bill Stenger, President and co-owner of Jay Peak Resort, purchased the Jay Peak Resort from Mont Saint-Sauveur Valley resorts in June 2008. The ownership of QBurke Mountain Resorts, which includes Jay Peak President and co-owner Bill Stenger, took ownership of Burke Mountain Resort May 22, 2012.
“I’m delighted to be involved in the Burke Mountain Resort community,” Mr. Quiros said. “The mountain has been such an authentic part of the Vermont ski industry and to be able to guide it into the future is truly exciting for me and my ownership team. I believe so strongly in the environmental spirit of Vermont and want the Burke community to know how committed to environmental stewardship we are.”
Tim McGuire, General Manager of Burke Mountain Resort said, “We are all pleased to see such an experienced group taking ownership of our great resort. There is a great vision in place and the QBurke Team is eager to see this vision become reality.”
Bill Stenger, President of Jay Peak Resort and part of the QBurke ownership team said, “Burke Mountain embodies what is best about Vermont skiing, a quality mountain experience, a group of employees that love the sport and a community that is full of authentic Vermont Character. Jay Peak and Burke Mountain have much in common and I look forward to seeing the resorts continue to prosper and grow. We expect some exciting promotional cooperation between the resorts this coming winter as we review the plans for Burke Mountain’s future,” Stenger concluded.
Employee and community meetings will be scheduled shortly to review Q-Burke’s future plans for the resort. For further information contact: Tim McGuire at Burke Mountain Resort at 802-626-7374 or Bill Stenger at Jay Peak Resort at 802-327-2222.