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Mt. Baker

Mt. Baker is a glacier covered volcano located in the Cascade Mountains of Washington. The state is well known for its wide variety of great ski resorts and snowboard areas, but Mt. Baker has a special distinction—in 1999, the area set the world record for the greatest amount of snowfall ever received over a single season with 1,140 inches. That’s approximately 95 feet of snow! Obviously, this ski area is one not to be missed.

A Volcano in the Cascade Mountains

The ski area is located in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, one of the most visited forests in the nation and is operated and protected by the National Forest Service. This is not a resort are with all the posh amenitities, but it is a mountain, or should we say volcano, for ski and snowboard lovers. The ski resort is open during the months of November to April and with some of the highest snowfall in the world, you won't miss out on a great ski experience. You will never forget the amazing vista views and to make it that much more enjoyable, the prices for lift tickets are some of the lowest in the country.

The average annual snowfall for the area is 647 inches and the vertical rise is 1,500 feet. Eight chair lifts make it easy for you even when crowds rush to the slopes. The distribution of challenge levels is fairly even with the majority of the ski runs being in the intermediate range (nearly 45 percent). Beginner terrain makes up over 20 percent of the slopes, while expert level skiers enjoy 30 percent. Even if you have been skiing and snowboarding for years you can get a great challenge from this impressive mountain.

Off the Slopes

The resort is also a great place to go if you like back-country or cross-country skiing, with trails that you can explore at a relaxed pace and have fun going at whatever speed you are most comfortable with. Snowmobile and sledding activities are also available so that you can enjoy this winter wonderland while enjoying the beauty of the surrounding trails, hills, and valleys. In this National Forest alone, there are ove 165 snowmobiling trails to explore. In addiiton, this is a great area to learn to climb on snow and ice. Take lessons while you are there!

Getting Here

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is considered one of the most beautiful mountain regions in North America. The ski area is located one hour (only 56 miles) east of Bellingham on Hwy 542. Drive from Seattle in over two hours or Vancouver, B.C. in about two hours. Be sure to check the local road conditions, as there are often closures throughout the winter months.

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