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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 8 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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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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Banff, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Terrain: Pretty average. For a resort that's mainly below the treeline there was a surprising lack of good gladed terrain. Snow: Awful. We had bad luck with the conditions, but ended up with a foot of wet slush in the middle of March that wasn't worth $5, let alone $50. Resort: Lots of old, slow chairs. There's something nice about... More

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

the skiing was awesome and the lodge had some pretty good food. it is entertaining for both beginners and experts. If you stay in a lodge near the skiing you can also play in the snow. Sadly the chair lift doesn,t have maximum security.

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Strongsville, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

As a rider from Ohio I was stoked about going to Mt. Baker. I will say the journey up the mountain was icy even in 4 x 4 SUV, however, it made it more interesting. The size of Baker is amazing. As others have said the crowds are very low and I did not wait at all other than when... More

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Newington, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

No lines, tons of snow, groomers, trees, cliffs, canyons, easy back country access. Coming from the east coast, I was floored. What you get for what you pay blew my mind. The place has it all and I never had to wait in line once. Could've easily spent a couple weeks exploring the resort and back country. Apparently you can... More

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