Mid-Week Multi-Week Winter Ride FAQ
WHAT IS MIDWEEK WINTER RIDE? The Midweek Winter Ride Program is an 4 or 6 week ski and snowboard program for students in grades 2-12. For over 50 years, Mt. Baker has been proud to host this program, providing youth with access to the winter mountain environment. Established local ski/snowboard organizations/groups arrange transportation from designated locations in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, San Juan, and Island counties. Once at the ski area, Mt. Baker provides discounted Season Passes, Lessons, and Rental Equipment.
WHAT DOES MT BAKER PROVIDE/ NOT PROVIDE? Mt Baker provides discounted Lift Tickets, Lessons and/or Rentals to students in grades 2-12 enrolled in the Midweek Winter Ride program through their local organization/group. These are the only services provided by Mt Baker to students enrolled in the Winter Ride Program.
Mt Baker does not provide or assume any responsibility for transportation. All transportation services associated with the Winter Ride Program are the responsibility of the local organization/group coordinator. Mt Baker does not provide or assume any responsibility for supervision or guidance of Winter Ride participants outside of a regularly scheduled lesson class. Any services offered to participants in the Winter Ride Program other than discounted Season Passes, Lessons and/or Rentals are NOT the responsibility of Mt Baker Ski Area.
WHAT DO WE REGISTER FOR FIRST? You must be registered through your Local Coordinator before you are eligible for discounted Lift Tickets, Lessons, and/or Rentals. Your Midweek Winter Ride Lift Ticket, Lesson, and/or Rental purchase will be verified against the roster provided by your Local Coordinator.
WHERE DO WE PAY AND TURN IN PAPERWORK? Registration and payment for transportation is handled through your Local Coordinator. Registration for the Midweek Winter Ride Program, including Lift Ticket, Lesson, and/or Rental purchases are processed through the Mt. Baker Ski Area Business Office in Bellingham. Some Local Coordinators prefer to collect this paperwork and payment for their participants, and deliver these in a bundle to the Mt. Baker Office. Your Local Coordinator will let you know which they prefer.
WHY TAKE LESSONS? Our experienced instructors can help skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels progress their skills and increase their mountain knowledge and we strongly recommend that first time Midweek Winter Ride participants take lessons. Midweek Winter Ride lessons are offered at a significant discount off regular lesson prices, and are offered for all ability levels. Lessons generally take place upon arrival at the mountain each day of the program.
WHAT IS A MIDWEEK WINTER RIDE LIFT TICKET? A Midweek Winter Ride Lift Ticket is a ticket that allows the ticket holder to ride the chair lifts at Mt Baker Ski Area for each day of the program. Either a Season Pass or individual lift tickets are required each day of the program. Season passes may be purchased separately from the Winter Ride Program and are good for the entire 2019-20 season.
WHY SHOULD WE RENT EQUIPMENT FROM MT. BAKER? Renting equipment from Mt. Baker means that there is no heavy, wet gear to bring home at the end of each week. Each morning of program, Midweek Winter Ride renters receive their rental cards upon check in at the Instruction Desk, and then head into the Rental Shop to get their equipment. The rental cards make it easy for our Rental Shop Technicians to get them quickly set up with the right gear each day.
WHAT OTHER WINTER RIDE PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE? Along with the Mid-Week Multi-Week Program for grades 2-12, Mt. Baker also offers a Saturday Winter Ride and a One Day Winter Ride for grades 6-12 and a Multi-Day Winter Ride for grades 2-12. For more information contact Mt. Baker Winter Ride Program Coordinator, Kenny Hutson.
4 or 6 Consecutive Weeks
We live in a special place. It is a joy for us to help younger people
in our community have fun, play, learn and grow up in these mountains.
The Pacific Northwest, and Mt. Baker in particular, is one of the most
stunningly beautiful and exciting places to ski or snowboard in all of
North America...and many would say in the world. Breath fresh air, form
new friendships, learn a new skill, engage and explore, gain
independence and become part of the Baker community.
For over 50 years, the youth ski and snowboard programs have been a fun and exciting way to spend time in a memorable natural environment. The benefits of spending time in nature have been shown to increase well-being and engagement and improve overall health and academic achievement and skiing and snowboarding are such a fun way to do that!
How To Sign Up For Mid-Week Multi-Week Winter Ride
STEP 1: Register With Your Local Group
STEP 1: REGISTER FOR YOUR LOCAL PROGRAM THROUGH YOUR LOCAL ORGANIZATION/GROUP’s COORDINATOR (”LOCAL COORDINATOR”)
Your Local Coordinator will provide you with the forms necessary to sign up for your local program, including transportation.
Season passes, lessons, lift tickets, and/or rental equipment are the only services provided by Mt. Baker to Winter Ride participants. Transportation is arranged through established local organization/groups, not Mt. Baker. The Local Coordinator for your organization/group will provide you with information about registration and payment for transportation. You must be registered for your local program in order to be eligible for discounted Winter Ride season passes, lessons, and/or rentals.
Full List of Approved Organization/Group Coming Soon
STEP 2 Choose Your Lift Ticket or Season Pass Type
Up to 25% OFF Regular Lift Ticket Pricing!
Either a Season Pass or individual daily lift tickets are required each day of the program. A Mt. Baker Season Pass is a photo ID badge which allows the Passholder access to ride the chair lifts at Mt. Baker Ski Area for the 2019-20 season. Midweek Dialy Lift Tickets are offered at $25% off regular lift ticket prices.
STEP 3 Add Lesson and/or Rental Options
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SPECIAL WINTER RIDE RATES ON LESSONS AND RENTALS!
SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS 50% OFF REGULAR PRICING
Midweek Winter Ride Lessons are offered at a significant discount off regular lesson prices, and are offered for all ability levels. Our experienced instructors can help skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels progress their skills and increase their mountain knowledge & safety awareness. Lessons generally take place upon arrival each of the program days. We strongly recommend that first time Winter Ride participants take lessons.
SKI & SNOWBOARD RENTALS 40% OFF REGULAR PRICING
Renting equipment from Mt. Baker means that there is no heavy, wet gear to bring home at the end of each week. Each morning of program, Midweek Winter Ride renters receive their rental cards upon check in at the Instruction Desk, and then head into the Rental Shop to get their equipment. The rental cards make it easy for our Rental Shop Technicians to get them quickly set up with the right gear each day.
Mid-Week Winter Ride Lessons
Ski or Snowboard
Mid-Week Winter Ride Rentals
Adult (16 & Up)
STEP 4 Complete & Submit Paperwork
Submit Lift Ticket, Lesson, and/or Rental Paperwork along with payment. Paperwork and payment can be submitted directly to Mt. Baker Ski Area Business office. Some coordinators my choose to collect all paperwork and payments and submit as a group. Check with your group coordinator.
Winter Ride Inquires
Mt. Baker Instruction Program