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Season Passes • Operations Plans, Policies & Guidelines for 2023-24

Mount Shuksan and Chair #3 photo

Updated July 14, 2023

Our current operations plans, guidelines and policies for the 2023-24 season are detailed below. Be aware that any or all of these may change at any time and may become more or less restrictive. This page will contain the most current operations policies and guidelines in effect. Please check back for any updates prior to your visit. Mt. Baker will continue to monitor, and comply with, any changes to local, state and federal guidelines and mandates.

We appreciate your interest in purchasing a Mt. Baker Ski Area Season Pass for the 2023-24 winter. Like you, we are very much looking forward to the upcoming season and being back on the snow-covered mountain with the Mt. Baker community!

As has been the case for the past 70 years of Mt. Baker’s operation, this year may again have its own unique uncertainties. Over the years we have experienced a variety of circumstances, ranging from weather challenges to pandemics, that on occasion have affected ski area operations.

Our crew has a solid track record of maintaining the best possible operations even under very challenging mountain conditions. We remain committed to, and very experienced at, adapting operations in order to best meet the challenges that may come our way when it’s reasonable and possible to do so.

We continue to have confidence that together we will all be able to adjust to what comes our way and operate the ski area in such a manner that passholders and ticket holders will have opportunities to use and enjoy the mountain this winter.

Therefore, before you choose to purchase a pass, you will need to consider the realities of the uncertainties of life in the mountains. . .and life in general (thank you Covid) and how they may impact the operation of the ski area as well as your expectations around the value of your pass purchase. And . . . our No Refund policy remains in place.
See the Season Pass Release Agreement for more.

– All 2023-24 Mt. Baker Season Passholders are required to agree and adhere to the Season Pass Release Agreement and sales terms, which includes our normal policy of no refunds, exchanges, transfers or credits issued on season passes once pass payment is received for the 2023-24 season at Baker.

– All 2023-24 Mt. Baker Season Passholders are required to agree and adhere to the Mountain Policies & Guidelines.

During operation, there are days when one of the base areas may be closed, and lift ticket purchasing and indoor facilities will not be available at the closed base area.

*This schedule is dependent on weather, conditions and other factors, and may change without notice. Be sure to check our Snow Report the day before arrival for the anticipated Base Area operations for the following day, and then check the morning of your visit for confirmation of the anticipated operation schedule.

White Salmon Base Area

– Open 7 days/week through April 7
Open Fri-Sat-Sun April 12 – 21

Heather Meadows Base Area

– Open Sat-Sun through April 7, closed Mon-Fri. Also usually open on Holidays.


Be sure to check the website snow report the day prior to visiting the mountain, and the morning of each visit, to verify operational plans for the day of your visit. Base Area, Chair Lift & Day Lodge operations may vary from day-to-day, and sometimes minute-to-minute, depending on weather, conditions, and other factors.

View the Snow Report here

Opening and Closing days are dependent on conditions.
Operating hours and days wholly depend on weather and conditions and are at the discretion of Mt. Baker Ski Area.

Total number of operating days not guaranteed and may be different than those listed on the calendar. Weather and conditions can be a factor affecting the days and times open.

View the operating schedule HERE.


See our Parking & Travel Tips page for additional parking and mountain access info.

Overnight Parking will be limited and by reservation only.