Mount Baker

Mount baker
Jack Lee
SnowPak Local Insider
Jack Lee



Remote and legendary snowboarding mountain with good steeps that always has snow. Holds the world record for snowfall in a single season with 1,140 in in '98/'99. Add good cheap lodge food and in one guy's words to put it simply, Baker is like a dream.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Mount Baker vs
Mount BakerCrystal Mountain Resort WA
beginner24 %11 %
intermediate45 %54 %
advanced-32 %
expert31 %3 %
total runs38 57
ski area1,000ac 2,600ac
summit elevation5,089ft 7,012ft
total lifts8 -
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$61 $80
back country
value for money
average total snowfall432″ 347″

Mount Baker Reviews

Very Good

4 / 5

based on 13 reviews

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Have your say on Mount Baker

3.2 / 5

May 10, 2018
Aidan O. Aidan O.
advanced skier
Awesome place to ski... huge amount of varied difficult terrain, cool forested areas down low and amazing long, fast and challenging runs. Really good lifts, minimal line ups. I feel like it makes you a better rider!!!... More

4.5 / 5

Nov 30, 2017
MMMichael M.
advanced snowboarder
Mount Baker Is a diamond in the rough, if you consider the Pacific Northwest wilderness rough. The value is outstanding, the facility is phenomenal, and best of all, it's just far enough from the city to keep the Jerrys away. If you've got the weekend, save yourself some dough,forgo the tourist attractions, and head to the snowiest place in The... More

4.2 / 5

Nov 28, 2017
BPBenjamin P.
advanced skier
Mount Baker is a beautiful mountain with great terrain and lots of snow. A hidden treasure just south of the border. The mountain road to reach the base can be a little treacherous ... More
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
KRKyle R.
advanced snowboarder
Baker is one of the best resorts that I've rode at in the last 16 years. Amazing terrain, snow, staff, and patrons. Such a laid back feeling to the hill that makes it the perfect skiing or boarding destination. ... More

3.7 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
SASteven A.
advanced snowboarder
Mount Baker is like a backyard playground. I used to do about 40 days a season before I had kids now don't get out as much. Is an amazing place to play in the snow and the views are spectacular.... More

5 / 5

Nov 11, 2017
advanced snowboarder
I've been here many times last year and it was worth every penny I spent. Plus it's about 20 dollars cheaper than crystal and there's many more natural jumps that makes getting better a lot more fun. Hoping for an amazing year!... More
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 10, 2017
SCSennet C.
expert snowboarder
I love Baker. My friends and I hit it at least 3-4 weekend's per season for what is arguably the best powder in Western WA and the coast of the PNW (smokes whistler). Baker is great because of terrain, snow quality/quantity and proximity. The mountain is a family owned (I think), family friendly spot that never disappoints on powder days. I... More

4.2 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
DHDrasil H.
beginner snowboarder
Noice thank my baker is a day resort lodges down the road The mountain gets crazy amounts of snow Pls hope I win to snowboard this year have a good day ... More

3.3 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
TSTylor S.
intermediate snowboarder
This is my home town go to ski resort because its the closest to me . It does not have a park but it gets an incredible amount of snow every year and hasfun runs... More

3.7 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
SOMSeamus O M.
intermediate snowboarder
Mount baker is a very sick mountain to board. There is always great powder there. You may have to go up further to get it but at least if it's a bad year for snow you can be guaranteed a great day out.... More
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