Mt Baker Ski Area, Glacier

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#3 of 13 in Winter Sports in Washington State
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  • Even though the snow was bad we still had a good day. Love the local feel of this place. Liftes seem to enjoy there job  more »
  • Beautiful, beautiful, the trees are changing colors and the views to the peaks are stupendous Trails you can walk around to see more, a great day in nature  more »
  • We visited there 2017 Aug 25-27. Picture Lake loop is so easy. You could go through the loop with a stroller. It's less than 1km, very flat. Best visited in late afternoon, so the light is from west a...  more »
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  • Love this ski area! The runs are all really fun rarely are there any lines. The lodge food is expensive but sack lunches are allowed which can greatly reduce the cost of your day. My two favorite lifts are chairs 5 and 6. Chair 5 is really nice because it is a super long run with a very short lift ride. Chair 6 is amazing because it has access to some spectacular black and double black runs as well as some insane views.
  • If you enjoy skiing, you have to try Mt. Baker! Elevation is high enough that if it's raining in Seattle, it would a small blizzard at the top of Mt. Baker. :) however, with all ski slopes, the cost of an all day ticket is really expensive! Plus, the price differential between kids prices and adults isn't much different. For our family of 5, the cost is about $250. Make sure you pack a lunch, since food prices are expensive also. At least parking is ample and free. If your car is stuck because of a recent accumulation, flag down a worker with shovels and they will dig you out or push as needed. To save some money, rent your skis in Glacier. Overall, my experience was good, service friendly and I'll go again. ..
  • Great ski area. But this is not a resort, which means you can't get accommodation on the mountain. Some nice lodges, with good food and beers are here and the chowder is my personal favourite. There are Plenty of lifts and back country riding. Not all runs are regularly groomed and there are only a few runs green runs but they are long and should keep the newer skiers entertained. Mount Baker is the Mecca of snowboarding, so ant purist should at least make the effort to ride here in my view.
  • Great ski hill. Kind of an old school vibe with great terrain. A great alternative to the North shore mountains of Vancouver and never very crowded. Beautiful scenery if you're there on a rare bluebird day. Tons of snow!
  • Powder! Out of all the ski slopes in the Seattle area, Baker gets the most snow. This smaller resort is worth the scenic, but long drive from Seattle. Views can be fantastic when the clouds part, but don't count on it happening. Decent opportunity for off piste and backcountry skiing (only minor hiking from top of the ski lift).

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