At Burke Mountain Academy, we prioritize long-term planning and the process of learning what it takes to succeed at the highest level over a short-term, outcome-driven strategy. We firmly believe in the benefits of periodized training, and place a strong emphasis on adequate rest and thorough preparation to maximize our athletes' potential.
Our graduates have gone on to make a name for themselves on the World Cup circuit, including athletes such as Mikaela Shiffrin '14, Nina O'Brien '15, and Britt Richardson '21, as well as notable alumni like Erik Schlopy '90, Thomas Grandi '90, Chip Knight '93, Jesse Hunt '83, Diann Roffe '85, Julie Parisien Nuce '89, Casey Puckett '90, and Bryna McCarty '02. We take great pride in the achievements of our alumni and are dedicated to helping our current student-athletes reach their full potential.
Being a World Cup slalom skier, I see a lot of injection on courses—having the fundamentals and the value of hard work that was instilled in me at Burke has proven invaluable. There are a lot of great programs in the country, but BMA was definitely the best place for me. nolan kasper '07
We know that the values our student-athletes learn on the slopes and in the classroom will determine their future success far beyond their time with us. It's not just about winning races - it's about instilling the life skills of hard work, motivation, and dedication that will help our athletes achieve their goals, whatever they may be.
Our student-athletes are mountain strong, embodying a spirit of resilience and perseverance that sets them apart both on and off the hill. From the smallest corners of Vermont to the farthest reaches of the globe, Burkies are known for their unwavering commitment to their sport and to their community.
Through our robust athletic and academic programs, BMA athletes achieve ski racing success. However, our goal extends beyond this achievement; we're dedicated to nurturing the key qualities that pave their way to succeed in college and throughout life. At BMA, we believe that success goes beyond race victories; it's about becoming the best version of yourself.