|Friday • 2:39 pm
February 27, 2015
|12 hrs||24 hrs|
|Base Heather Meadows||22"|
|Base Pan Dome||39"|
|Slope Conditions||Machine Groomed|
|Hours||9:00 - 3:30|
|Operation||Operation out of the Heather Meadows Base Area|
Forecasts are calling a continued clearing trend this weekend, so with some sunshine and blue skies in the forecast we plan to have a BBQ, beer garden, and some tunes playing outside the Heather Meadows day lodge around lunch time tomorrow. Come enjoy the good food, good company, cold beverages, vitamin D, and the fresh mountain air.
We will be operating out of the Heather Meadows base area from 9:00-3:30. Chairs 1, 2, 3 and the Heather Meadows Handle Tow will be open, with DISCOUNTED LIFT TICKET rates in effect and the FIRST 50 TICKET OR PASSHOLDERS to check in at a ticket window will receive a voucher for a FREE HOT WAX.
We plan to have Austin and the Blueberry Cat Track open for advanced skiers and are hoping to open upper Canucks and North Face if temperatures allow. Heather and some extra groomers off of Chair 2, 7-Hills, and Roly Poly will be open for beginners.
FOR 2014-2015 MT. BAKER SEASON PASSHOLDERS:
The current conditions make now a pretty good time to learn to ski or snowboard, so we have decided to GIVE OUR SEASON PASSHOLDERS the opportunity to try skiing if they are snowboarders or try snowboarding if they are skiers with a voucher for a FREE RENTAL AND BEGINNER LESSON. Come pick up your voucher at the instruction desk and based on how many lessons we already have booked for the day, we will either set you up for that day, or arrange for another day.
This week, we are offering 2014-2015 Mt. Baker Season Pass customers 40% OFF SOCKS, GLOVES, MOST HATS and GOGGLES.
Please note that VARIABLE SNOW BASE CONDITIONS DO EXIST. You need to ski and ride with extra
caution because there are sudden terrain changes and features, rocks, sticks, creeks, and patches of
thin coverage around the ski area. Expect some thin patches of snow base at lower elevations and be
sure to be aware of slow and marked areas.
Feb. 9, 2015 -
In light of the unusual weather patterns in the Pacific Northwest this year, we decided to look back at our snowfall statistics to see if we could find some comparable years. And the two closest matches we found were 1976-77 and 2004-05. We do not have daily snowfall recordings for 1976-77 but the snow base at Heather Meadows was recorded. Last season also had a slow start to the snowfall, but take a look at what happened in the spring of those three seasons:
So looking at the statistics, previous comparable seasons have seen fantastic spring snowfalls. And with 76 potential operating days left (as of February 9, 2015) we are optimistic that we can see some great skiing and snowboarding days ahead of us at Mt. Baker this season!