MT. BAKER SKI AREA IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Mt. Baker SnowSchool Program

Mt. Baker SnowSchool combines hands-on science education with snowshoe powered exploration
for grades 6 - 12 at the Mt. Baker Ski Area.

AT MT. BAKER SNOWSCHOOL, WE:

  • Introduce students to the winter mountain environment
  • Engage students in hands-on, outdoor science learning
    that connects to classroom curricula
  • Encourage active/healthy lifestyles via winter recreation
  • Foster a sense of place and connection to community
  • Serve students from all backgrounds in our community

PROGRAMS FOCUS ON:

  • Snow Science
  • Winter Ecology & Natural & Cultural History
  • Watershed Education: Baker to Bellingham
  • Mountain Leadership & Mountain Safety
  • Winter Recreation

ABOUT SNOWSCHOOL SESSIONS

NWAC instructor Shane does a compression test to explain avalanche triggers (natural vs. human).

DAY 1 : CLASSROOM SESSION

A SnowSchool instructor will visit your class at your school and provide an introduction to snow science and help prepare your students for their field session.

DAY 2 : FIELD SESSION

Students visit the Mt. Baker Ski Area and work together in small teams to carry out a field investigation
surrounding the current snow and weather conditions.
Classroom visits are approximately 45 minutes & are scheduled the Monday or Tuesday before your field session. Sessions are available on a first come, first served basis. Approximately 45 students can be accommodated in each field session. Cost for the program is $10 per student.

2017 SNOWSCHOOL FIELD SESSION DATES

THURSDAYS FRIDAYS
JAN 12 JAN 13
JAN 19 JAN 20
JAN 26 JAN 27
FEB 2 FEB 3
FEB 16 FEB 17
MAR 2 MAR 3
MAR 9 MAR 10
MAR 16 MAR 17

---- Indicates Session Full

For More Information

Contact Codi Hamblin
North Cascades Institute Program Outreach Coordinator
360-854-2598 // [email protected]

North Cascades Institute Website

SnowSchool Internship Opportunities