Backcountry Policy


Backcountry Policy

If you leave the ski area boundary into the
backcountry or re-enter the ski area from the
backcountry, you must have all of the following
or you will lose your ski area privileges:

1. Avalanche transceiver and demonstrated ability to use it
2. A partner
3. Shovel
4. Knowledge of the terrain and your ability
5. Avalanche knowledge
6. Knowledge of local avalanche conditions;
• know this winter’s snowpack layers
• know the recent snowfall & type
• know current NWAC forecast
• know today’s weather forecast (snowfall, temperature & visibility)

Probes and Handi-com radios or cell phones are recommended.


WARNING

You are LEAVING MT. BAKER SKI AREA,
entering National Forest
Backcountry Wilderness Area.
This area is NOT CONTROLLED
for AVALANCHES or PATROLLED

BACKCOUNTRY WILDERNESS
AREA HAS:

• Avalanches That Will Occur At ANY TIME
• Avalanche Hazards At All Times
• Extreme Cliff Areas
• Other Mountain Hazards

BACKCOUNTRY WILDERNESS AREA
IS DANGEROUS AT ALL TIMES

You or your heirs will be charged
for any rescue a minimum of $500
RESCUE MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE