Mt Baker Ski Area, Glacier
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We had a nice sunny day. Could see Mt Rainier in the distance. Reflecting lakes were awesome. Went in morning and again at sunset.
Went here for the hiking, the parking lot was almost full, but the people were friendly on the trials and fantastic views of mt baker. The trails were great and we will come back again. A good hint - ... read more »
We went and hiked in this area- just beautiful! with any different trail lengths and options available or whatever type of hiker you are. We had a 2 yo with us so we did a couple of easier hikes, but ... read more »
Michiel van Wessem
Mount Baker is a wonderful ski resort, with terrific atmosphere and cozy bars and restaurants along the scenic highway that leads to it. Stop by for a beer and pizza at the North Fork Brewery, for instance. The location in Bellingham is obviously not where the mountain is. It's unfortunate that it's labeled on the map as the ski area: using google maps to navigate to the ski area will lead you astray.
More snow falls here than anywhere else on earth. It falls on terrain of rugged wilderness, only nominally made into a ski area. Family style and unpretentious, the facilities are modest, but provide all that is needed to enjoy this place. Home to world-class snowboarders and skiers seeking a big mountain experience, Mt. Baker is also home to families with children. Whether you are the former, or the latter, bring lots of snacks.
Fantastic, glad its so close to BHam.
A small rain storm ruined the trip. Too low altitude to rise above the rain.
Four of my friends, one of which lives in Seattle, and myself headed up to Glacier over Presidents' Day weekend for some skiing. I have a calf injury which prevents me from skiing or snowboarding. I am trained, licensed, and certified to use a skibike (including chair lift entry/exit). Prior to buying plane tickets and room reservations, my friend in Seattle e-mailed a Mt. Baker representative concerning the use of ski bikes, and was told that ski bikes are allowed on chairs 7, 5, 3/4, and 2. So, the four out-of-state guys buy tickets and make room reservations. On our first day on the slopes, I have a great time ski-biking all morning long. After lunch, on my second lift up (around 1:30), a lift operator stops me from getting on the lift, and tells me that ski biking is not allowed. I have to disassemble my snow bike, and I get escorted off the mountain on a snowmobile. I pleaded my case (me being a middle-aged out-of-state guy with a brittle calf muscle) at the Administrative Office. I was told by both an agent and then a manager that regardless of my handicap and my training, I would not be allowed back on the chair lifts. Anyway, I requested that they simply observe my ability to safely use the lifts. The manager agreed to meet me an hour later at 3:00. The manager shows up at 3:25, and tells me to board the lift by myself in the middle of the chair, which is exactly how not to safely board a chair lift. I convinced him to allow me to get on the lift with an experienced skier so that I can correctly rest my bike frame on the chair lift arm rest. I gently explain this to him as he is the God of The Lifts, and I don't want to agitate this guy. As I ride up, he rides under for a bit, then races to the top lift station. As I meet him there, he ignores me for 10 minutes while talking to an employee about skate skiing. Then, he escorts me down the slope, as I take it easy with some slow turns down the mountain. Halfway down, he tells me I ski fine and that it is terribly dangerous to take a ski bike on a lift and that he will not allow me to use the lifts. He then quickly takes off on his snowmobile. What a drag! My ski vacation and vacation budget is shot due to the irrational inflexibility of this boss. He really did not care. Anyway, my friends shortened our three-day visit to two days, and we left Glacier for Seattle a little earlier than we had planned. I want to let the folks in Glacier know that we had a great time there. The ski shops, restaurants, and live music were all good, and we met numerous great locals during our brief visit. It is too bad for such a nice community that the management at Mt. Baker is simply lousy. Sincerely, Mike
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