Burke Mountain Academy Awarded $240,000 For Triple T-Bar
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Burke Mountain Academy has won a federal grant to replace an outmoded lift with a high speed T-bar.
The new T-bar will triple the lift capacity for skier transport, according to a press release from the academy.
The Northern Borders Regional Commission awarded a new nonprofit, Burke Racing, which is affiliated with the academy, $240,000 for the project. The T-bar will be installed next year and will be in use the winter of 2017-2018.
Jory Macomber, a BMA alum who was recently named head of the school, says the project is part of a strategy to “deliver world-class athletic development to its students.”
Macomber says the T-bar and a new $3 million indoor training facility that will open this fall “position Burke as a leading regional alpine ski racing training site.”