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
THE SNOWIEST PLACE IN
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.