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Mt Baker Ski Area

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Glacier, WA
360-734-6771
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Glacier
Type: Mountains, Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing, Hiking
Description: Glaciers, crevasses and snowy pinnacles make this area a challenge for skiers.
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Kingston, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Started out in the morning headed for Mt Baker from Bellingham. Took about 3-4 hours total up and back. What a spectacular setting up at Artists Point! Great views, hikes everywhere. Our dog found some glacier snow to frolic on. Stopped at Nooksack Falls on the way back. Nice paved drive all the way up.

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NJ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I saw that the road to Mt Baker was listed as a scenic highway so on the way home from Vancouver we decided to drive out Rt 542 to Mt Baker's Artist Point. The trip was long but easy driving. We stopped to view the Nooksack falls and again at Picture Lake. The lake was beautiful surrounded by colorful wildflowers... More

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San Diego, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We drove to Mt Baker for a day of scenic views and lunch. Although it was August, there were numerous patchy areas of snow near the peak. The road leading to Artist Point is well paved, but narrow and NO guardrails! The waterfalls (less than 1/2 to the peak) makes a nice photo stop! Along the way, we saw numerous... More

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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Mt. Baker Ski Area, east of Bellingham, WA, offers spectacular scenic vistas, winter and spring skiing, snow camping and mountain ascents, and year-'round backpacking, technical climbing, and mountaineering for the young, hearty, and experienced. For the less active, families with young children, or aging Baby Boomers who love the mountains but lack the capacity--or chutzpah--to hike strenuous trails, the... More

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Kula, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Driving up to Mt Baker from the Bellingham area this July was an absolute treat. Less than 2 hours of scenic and easy driving brought us to snow covered hikes, beautiful reflective lakes, crystal clear waters, gorgeous blue skies, and cool little hikes in awesome weather. We had hoped to be able to hike the Chain Lakes Loop, but it... More

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Vancouver British Columbia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This is an out of the way ski resort. It is a good distance from both Seattle and Vancouver. The result is excellent skiing without large crowds. Mount Baker gets a huge amount of snow every year. The conditions are excellent and it is well groomed. There is a very nice White Salmon Lodge to have lunch. The Easter weekend... More

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Calgary
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

One of my favorite places to snowboard! A must stop if you are in the area. Still got the old school feel of what a resort used to be, this is a turn off for some but it keeps these "weekend Warrior" types off the hill. I love it. Snow gets DEEP and the terrain is beautiful. Prices are pretty... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Got there at 1 pm, so purchased the afternoon ticket, but had only chance to ride twice ,rushing down to catch the last chair before 3pm, The lift operator closed the main chairlift at Heater Meadows to top 5 minutes before 3 just when we arrive for the raid up..... it was Sunday , my first time there, beautiful area,... More

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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I just got back from Mount Baker and I would never recommend this hill to anyone based on customer service alone. My family purchased day passes that we only used for 1 (ONE) hour worth of skiing in non-stop pouring rain. When we went to customer service and asked if we could receive a refund or a defer ticket we... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The ski area is nice with lots of snow, but it has the worst infrastructure I have ever seen. The lifts are old do not have safety bars so I was quite stressed riding it and I saw a number of accidents (even a small kids falling of the lifts). The lifts also shake sometimes, especially when stopped, which happened... More

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