Montpelier, Vt. – Governor-elect Phil Scott today issued the following statement on an agreement to make Burke Mountain a High Performance Training Center for the U.S. Ski Team:
“Today’s announcement that Burke Mountain will be named as a High Performance Training Center for the U.S. Ski Team is a strong endorsement of Vermont’s ability to offer world-class winter training facilities and outdoor recreation destinations.
“This partnership, which will bring some of our nation’s most talented athletes and trainers to Vermont for up to 40 days per year, is an exciting opportunity to further showcase Vermont’s appeal as a top winter sports and tourism destination and as a great place to live and work. It is an especially meaningful development for the Northeast Kingdom. It will bring new visitors to the region who will rent lodging, support local businesses and share their experiences with many others. Capitalizing on tourism and our outdoor recreation resources is one part of a larger strategy to grow our workforce and support Vermont businesses, so I am very encouraged by this partnership.
“Congratulations to the Burke Mountain Academy on this agreement. On behalf of all Vermonters, we look forward to welcoming the U.S. Ski Team and we are proud to support their training needs.”