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Winter Ride

SKI & SNOWBOARD and TRANSPORTATION YOUTH PROGRAM

March 5, 12, 19 & 26

WINTER RIDE IS BACK! NEW DATES & DURATION FOR 2021-22 SEASON

The Winter Ride program is available to middle and high school students who are registered through their local area transportation program.

HOW IT WORKS

1. When you sign up with your local transportation provider, you are eligible for Winter Ride discounted lessons, rentals and Onward Season Pass.
2. Mt. Baker provides the lessons, rentals and Onward pass.
3. Your local transportation program provides the transportation to the Ski Area.

HOW TO SIGN UP

1. Sign up for transportation with your local area transportation coordinator, listed below.
If you don’t see your area listed below, email [email protected] for help finding a program in your area.
2. Once signed up for transportation, your local area transportation coordinator will supply you with links to lessons, rentals and Onward Pass purchasing.

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 2022 – Saturday March 5, 12, 19, and 26

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 5 through the end of the 2021-22 season. If Onward Pass is not purchased, daily lift tickets or 2021-22 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 5 through Closing Day 2022 for Winter Ride participants.

Dates & Pricing

Lesson Type Abilities PRICE Tax Not Included
Ski/Snowboard Skills Lessons 1 - 4 66.00
Mountain Skills Program 5 - 6 66.00
Pass Type Age PRICE Tax Not Included
Onward Youth Pass 11 - 15 134.00
Onward Young Adult Pass 16 - 18 210.00
Equipment Type Age PRICE Tax Not Included
Ski or Snowboard Rental Package 11 - 18 95.00
Winter Ride Transportation

Coordinator: Lori Halverson
Email: [email protected]
Sign-up Meeting: Wednesday February 2 @ Windermere Real Estate, 3018 Commercial Ave, Anacortes 98221

Coordinators: Summer Stoner, Dan Bailey & Mary Bailey
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.komokulshanskiclub.com/kksc-winter-ride/
Sign-up Meeting: January 27, 2022

Coordinator: Jodi Greene
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.blainesd.org/page/winter-ride
Sign-up Meeting: TBD

Coordinator: Mary Keigley
Email: [email protected]
Sign-up Meeting: TBD in early January 2022

Coordinator: Mitch Kornelis
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.lyndenwinterride.org
Sign-up Meeting: TBD in early January 2022

Coordinator: Bella Foos
Email: [email protected]
Sign-up Meeting – January 31 @ Meridian High School

Coordinator: Wendy Cosgrove
Email: [email protected]
Sign-up Meeting: January 18 @ Mt Baker High School

Coordinator: Mason Weathers
Email: [email protected]
Sign-up Meeting: January 18 @ Mt Baker High School

Coordinator: Jessica Jurado
Email: [email protected]
Sign-up Meeting: December 1, 2021

Coordinators: Janet & Jeremy Schoonover
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.facebook.com/stanwoodskibus
Sign-up Meeting: December 14, 2021

Winter Ride Midweek Program

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