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Winter Ride


Saturdays in March

The Winter Ride program has a long history at Mt. Baker, impacting countless community members, parents and Baker staff. We are deeply committed to continuing to invite and host youth at the mountain through the Winter Ride ski, snowboard, and transportation program! Winter Ride serves youth in grades 6-12 for four weeks in March, with lessons required for all new participants. Skill-based lessons are available for all skiing and snowboarding ability levels. Advanced skiers and snowboarders participating in lessons have the option of skill-based instruction or the Mountain Skills program. Mountain Skills introduces advanced skiers and snowboarders to mountain education and winter ecology through ski area exploration.

Winter Ride Participants

The Winter Ride program has a long history at Mt. Baker, impacting countless community members, parents and Baker staff. We are deeply committed to continuing to invite and host youth at the mountain. The traditional timing of the Winter Ride program is during our peak time, impacting the Winter Ride experience. Starting this year, we are shifting Winter Ride lessons to March as part of “March Youth Month.” This shift will allow us to welcome more youth to the mountain environment and be most conducive to their well being, safety, fun and learning.

Winter Ride Saturdays will serve youth in grades 6-12 for four weeks in March, with lessons required for all participants. For beginning and intermediate skiers and snowboarders, these lessons will be ski/snowboard skill based. For advanced skiers and riders, we are piloting a new “Mountain Skills” program that will focus on mountain knowledge, natural history and community science while exploring the ski area.

Snow Science & Safety: An introduction to how snow forms, packs and stabilizes. Learn how weather and terrain affect our snowpack and what you can do to stay safe in the mountains.
Snow Algae/Community Science: Get involved in local climate research! Learn about microscopic snow algae living in our snowpack and how their presence is connected to our climate.
Opportunity in the Outdoors: Discover opportunities to turn your love of the outdoors into an occupation. Learn about various professional paths in the outdoor industry.
Nature and Well Being (PERMA): Find out how nature and life in the mountains ties into a healthy, holistic lifestyle.

Program Dates: Winter Ride Saturdays will run for 4 weeks in March 2023 – Saturday March 4, 11, 18, and 25

Lessons: Lessons are from 9 AM- 11 AM each Saturday of the program. Lessons are required for participants of some local transportation groups. Check with your area transportation coordinator to find out more details.

Onward Pass: (Optional) This pass allows straight-to-chairlift access to the ski area any day of operation from March 4 through the end of the 2022-23 season. If Onward Pass is not purchased, daily lift tickets or 2022-23 Mt. Baker Season Pass required to access the lifts.

Rentals: (Optional) Winter Ride equipment rentals are for all-day and include either skis, boots and poles or snowboard and boots. Rentals will be valid every day of operation March 4 through end of 2022-23 for Winter Ride participants.

Dates & Pricing

All participants must have either a season pass or daily lift ticket. Lift tickets and rentals are available as add-on items.

Lesson Type Abilities PRICE Tax Not Included

Ski/Snowboard Skills Lessons*
Required for all new Winter Ride partcipants

1 - 8 75.00

Mountain Skills Program

6 - 8 75.00

Unsure of your Ability Level? Check our Ability Guidelines to self-assess your skiing or snowboarding level.

Pass Type Age PRICE Tax Not Included
Onward Youth Pass 11 - 15 155.00
Onward Young Adult Pass 16 - 18 240.00
Equipment Type Age PRICE Tax Not Included
Ski or Snowboard Rental Package 11 - 18 115.00
Winter Ride Transportation


All Winter Ride registration takes place through local area transportation coordinators. Check the contact list for local area transportation coordinators who will supply eligible participants with links for purchasing lessons, rentals and/or Onward Pass.

Winter Ride – Local Area Coordinators

Coordinator: Lori Halverson
Email: [email protected]
Sign-up Meeting: TBD

Coordinators: Summer Stoner, Dan Bailey & Mary Bailey
Sign-up Meeting: TBS

Coordinator: Jodi Greene
Email: [email protected]
Sign-up Meeting: November 30, 2022

Coordinator: Mary Keigley
Email: [email protected]
Sign-up Meeting: November 17, 2022

Coordinator: Mitch Kornelis
Email: [email protected]
Sign-up Meeting: TBD

Coordinator: Bella Foos
Email: [email protected]
Sign-up Meeting: TBD

Coordinator: Wendy Cosgrove
Sign-up Meeting: TBD

Coordinator: Mason Weathers
Sign-up Meeting: TBD

Coordinator: Jessica Jurado & Krissa Ammons
Email: [email protected] & [email protected]
Sign-up Meeting: TBD

Winter Ride Midweek Program

For information about our Winter Ride Midweek offerings for organizations and school groups, contact us at [email protected]