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Q-Burke Bike Park Report Card

Q Burke Report Card

Flow & Jumps rule the lower mountain while Steep Technical Terrain dominates "upper" Burke Mountain. With a new pump track already completed, hotel construction in progress, and talk of a new skills park, Q-Burke is ideally positioned for success.

Total Vertical: 1,970 ft
Number of Lifts: 2
Type of uplift: A 4-man chairlift plus a vehicle to the peak.
Bike Attachment: Hooks on the back, or a trailer!
Number of Trails: 17
Guides available: Only in the context of a private lesson.
Lessons available: Yes
Beginner Trails:

A great beginner trail and others that represent a small step up. Almost too smooth. Burke needs a skills area.

Intermediate Trails: A very good intermediate jump trail in"Jester." Beware: some of the jump landings have knuckles.
Advanced Trails: Mostly on the upper mountain which requires a shuttle van and extra expense, but you get to ride a true triple-black-diamond-trail!
Technical trails: Again, mainly on the upper mountain, but they are definitely technical!
Flow/jump trails: A couple of crackers. "Knight Slayer" & "Jester" are dope trails. What they have is great, but there are only just the two trails named above.
Trail variety: To experience all the variety of trails at Burke, you need to ride the lift and be willing take the shuttle van and/or drive yourself to the top for the advanced tech-gnar terrain.
Trail Conditions: Well built and well groomed.
Trail signposting: Great in most places - only real problem is right at the top of the lift, where it's tricky to spot the actual trail starting points!
Other trails in area: Most definitely yes - Kingdom Trails!
Day Pass Value for money: Very good especially with the special deals.
Ease of parking to lift:  
Lift lines:  
Quality of rental fleet: Norco Aurums with Dorado forks no less!
On-site Bike Shop: Minimal stock - more for rentals.
Lunch options: Just the one place at the base but it's good.
Water by the lifts (yes/no): There's a jug with cups at the top. At the bottom: you have to walk into the Tamarack Lodge to get water. Yes
Lockers available (yes/no):   No
Camping/RV park (yes/no): Burke campsite is actually connected by official MTB trails! Yes
Staff friendliness:  
Family-friendly: As a riding destination yes, but not much else in the immediate area.
Restaurants: Great Pub & Grill at the base, otherwise you have to go in to Burke.
Nightlife: Only if you consider East Burke Village.
Random: As this report card goes to press, Q-Burke has built a pumptrack.


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