Mt Baker Ski Area
Mt Baker Ski Area
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Glaciers, crevasses and snowy pinnacles make this area a challenge for skiers.
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MartynG_11
Gig Harbor, WA535 contributions
Feb 2020
We traveled up on a Friday and based ourselves in Bellingham using the Baker Bus for a very reasonable $15 round trip to the White Salmon base. My first time ever skiing at Mount Baker and I found the whole day absolutely thrilling. A reasonable day price for a lift ticket at about $70 cash. A very varied trail area giving something for everybody and after a week of bright sunlight we arrived to the resort Saturday to new snow. It snowed for the first couple of hours and then we we were blessed with the clouds parting and bright spring snow conditions.

For me getting back into the sport I loved the blue trails which led me to my first black diamond for years. A couple of excellent lodges serving a selection of hot food, snacks, and decent coffee in front of an open fire. Pretty much for me a perfect ski day with trails prepared much better than at Stevens Pass. Like Stevens Pass the resort staff here we're excellent.

The driver of the Baker Bus was superb too and got us back to Bellingham in an hour 30 minutes ready for some well earned beers.
Written February 25, 2020
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Ann
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
MT Baker lodging has a lot of cabins to choose from in a gated, safe community. The cabins were clean. (We stayed as a family in July) then I went alone later.

There are several remodeled units and I enjoyed the pool and sauna. The only complaint is, my son and husband were allowed to play pool in the rec center very long. The care taker wanted to go home early before sunset.....
Written April 15, 2023
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treenut
Deming, WA47 contributions
Jan 2021
Great snow! Friendly staff. The scenery is off the charts. Prices for lifts are very reasonable (I think the view of Mt. Shuksan is worth the price of the lift ticket) and there is always loads of snow.
Written January 11, 2021
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MuffinChopper
1 contribution
Jan 2020
We started skiing here this year after a few seasons on Whistler (yes, I know Whistler is different). As I am merely a confident green hill skier who does the odd blue, I’m not here to judge the mountain. I’m happy on the hills, although there are not many green runs. They are well used - people like their fun green runs - ski hills should design more if they would like to woo more new skiers. What I have observed: (1) the chair lifts have been around a long time and they do not really slow down for you to sit in and are jarring when it catches you; there are no shields to guard again sleet and rainy conditions (2) there is no free WIFI in the lodges (3) the runs are extremely poorly marked (or most of the time, not marked AT ALL) so if you are not familiar with the runs it’s scary because I do not want to go down a blue or black by accident! (4) No obvious clocks by the chairlifts so we don’t know the time without having it to go into our pockets to get our phone. (5) Additional data transfer fee on your lift ticket if you pay by credit card (not sure if this is even legal). I completely understand if they don’t want to upgrade their chairs or get a WIFI sponsor (really can’t they do that since cell reception is spotty) BUT signage is so important. Why can’t they improve signage? It’s likely the worse ski area I’ve been to for signage. It’s a matter of safety. You don’t see many staff patrolling either.
Written January 26, 2020
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Katana107
Abbotsford, Canada244 contributions
Dec 2019
Great ski area! They hold the world record for the most snow in one season and are one of the top ski resort for average annual snowfall, if you want some pow, this is the place to get it! No line ups, even on weekends and affordable compared to other places. I wish they had some kind of a discount card you could buy for ski passes or a weekday season pass. The food at the lodge is reasonably priced and tastes okay. The road is generally well cleared by the snowplows. One complaint I have is some lifties need better training on how to slow down the lifts, as some are horrible and I've had a sore back from it.
Written January 2, 2020
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Greg K
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Jan 2022 • Friends
I had to laugh at a couple whiners on here who wanted their lift $ refunded because it rained.
Paleeeeeease research the weather before you drive all the way up and buy a ticket.
I've been skiing at Mt. Baker for over 40 years and it doesn't get any better in my book.
Cheers to the entire staff up there, from Duncan down to the newest lift op!
Written July 27, 2022
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GPnorthwest
Seattle, WA68 contributions
Apr 2021
This is probably the best ski area in Western Washington for the short-term visitor. All of the others have been acquired by large national corporations who have raised the lift ticket prices while decreasing the service. If you aren't buying a season pass, Mt. Baker is much better. In addition, the staff id friendlier and the lines are shorter.

The downsides are that there are no high-speed lifts and the terrain is such that there are almost all easier runs on one part of the mountain and expert runs on another part with limited connectivity, so you can't easily ride a lift with a partner of different ability and take different level runs back down. It is still superior to the other ski areas.

Finally, let me add a photo of one of their ski lockers.
Written April 11, 2021
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Rachel Johnson
1 contribution
Aug 2020
This is a racist place. Hateful staff. Food is awful. Not sure why the staff think they can treat guests in such a disrespectful way. I don't think the managment appreciate people's business. They think they can lord over the guests as the guests are on their property. Unbelievable. The place should shut down.
Written October 15, 2020
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Daniel R
11 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The ski are is wonderful. There is a nice bunny slope for learning, great runs and a great lodge. The restaurant is properly priced.....no price gouging (we split a hamburger and shared fries), friendly people and a wonderful time for all.
Very kid friendly.
Written March 10, 2020
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Andreas S
Vancouver, Canada20 contributions
Dec 2019
Mt Baker is our new favourite place for hiking in Aug-September, just beautiful views from most parts of the trails. Also our new favourite local place for skiing. Not crowded, laid back attitude, great conditions and a beautiful drive to get there.
Written February 11, 2020
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