Wednesday Nov. 23, 2016 update
Hope your gear is ready and your skiing and riding muscles are warmed up, because the forecast looks fantastic and Mt. Baker Ski Area's opening day will be this Friday Nov. 25th!!! We are expecting 15 - 20 inches of new snowfall by Friday mid-day with continued cold temperatures! This will allow us to do a limited opening on Friday out of the Heather Meadows Base Area with Chairs 1, 2 & 3 open.
And forecasts are calling for an additional 8 inches of new snow by Saturday morning! We are expecting to expand operations on Saturday with both base areas open and more chairlifts operating. This, of course, will depend on if the snow falls according to current forecasts, but after talking to the forecasters at NWAC and NOAA we are optimistic that conditions should be great for a fantastic, fun opening weekend!
We are looking forward to another fun year on the mountain, with forecasts predicting a good snow year for Mt. Baker. From General Manager Duncan Howat, "Winter 2016-2017 is forecast by NOAA to be an "average" winter; small La-Niña - no El-Niño. When this happens we tend to have a fairly early opening and then a lot of snow by Christmas. January/February continues cold and snowy - with the possibility for snow even in the lowlands. In short, with an average snowfall of 659" = good winter ahead for skiing and snowboarding at Baker."
Also, Mt. Baker Season Pass rates are the same for the fourth season in a row! You can purchase online or at our business office in Bellingham.
We're looking forward to seeing you on the mountain Friday!
Pro Patroller Andy checking the snow depth at the top of Pan Dome. Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Pro Patroller Brian digging his way in to the Aid Shack at the top of Pan Dome. Wednesday, November 23, 2016