Mt. Baker by the numbers:

Base altitude: 3,500ft

Summit altitude: 5,000ft

Mountain summit:  10,781ft

Skiable inbounds acreage: 1,000

Annual Snowfall: 659 inches

Night skiing: No

On mountain lodging: No

RV camping allowed: Yes

Nearest lodging town: Glacier, WA. (30 mins away)

Nearest Major Airport: Bellingham, WA. (80 mins away)

Lifts: 8 quad chairlifts, 2 rope tows

Base area lodges: 3

Typical Season: Late Nov / Early Dec - Late April

Operating hours: 9am - 330pm, 7 days per week

Snow type: Often heavy and wet (Cascade Concrete)

Lift ticket cost: Adult $56-$61, Child $28-$30

Visit the Official Mt. Baker web page here




There is no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to powder hunting, but your best bet on the North American continent is none other than Northern Washington's Mt. Baker.

About an hour and a half East of Bellingham Washington, nestled in the Northern Cascade Range near the Canadian border stands the 10,781 foot tall Mt. Baker. The 1998-99 season saw Mt. Baker set the World Record for most snowfall in one season with a whopping 1,140 inches between November and April, and the Mt. Baker Ski Area averages 659 inches annually on a 15 year average. During the 2016-17 ski season Mt. Baker Ski Area had a whopping 68 powder days (5" plus).

The Mt. Baker Ski Area sits between 3,500 - 5,000 feet of elevation on the mountain's Northern face clocking in at 1,500 vertical feet of skiing and riding spread over about 1,000 acres with 8 chairlifts, 2 rope tows and 3 base area lodges.