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June 28, 2016  

26 - Burke is Back: Vermont Community Embraces Life After Q

June 28, 2016
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Pro tip: when acquiring a ski area with a passionate community, storied history and key stakeholders including a nationally respected resort management college, mountain biking destination and olympic caliber ski academy, perhaps don't rename the mountain after yourself as a first order of business. Even if you saw it in a Hollywood movie.

That oddity (and much more like it) is what transpired at the briefly named Q Burke Mountain in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom over the last few years.

A side effect of the alleged EB5 scandal in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom is the ousting of the often combative Quiros family management at Burke Mountain, bringing a sigh of relief to skiers, stakeholders and staff as they rally around what they hope will be a more stable period of mountain operation and community cooperation.

Not only is the Q gone from the name but a brand new hotel was built and finished right before the change of the guard. In this episode we'll chat with many community stakeholders as well as tour the brand new Burke Mountain Hotel.

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