All Mt. Baker Ski Area operations and facilities are closed for the summer.
The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest surrounding the ski area is considered to be one of the most beautiful alpine areas in North America. Many visitors to the area come to Artist Point, which is at the very end of the Mt. Baker Highway and features stunning views of Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan, as well as access to a variety of trails. The Highway is maintained by the Washington State Department of Transportation; please read below for information.
THE CAFE IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Stop by our Heather Meadows Cafe located on the 2nd floor of the Heather Meadows Day Lodge this summer for a delicious lunch or a quick treat. We've teamed up with local farms and companies to offer you the freshest ingredients possible. Our menu items are great for a take-out picnic for hiking, sight-seeing or driving. You can also eat-in to enjoy a break from the sun and protection from the elements in our Heather Meadows Day Lodge while enjoying views of the meadows and mountains from the main floor picture windows.
Artist Point Road
*The final 1.8-mile stretch of State Route 542/Mount Baker Highway to Artist Point reopened to non-oversized vehicles Tuesday, Aug. 17. Temporary repairs to the crumbling wall that forced an early closure of the highway late last fall are complete.*
The Washington State Department of Transportation closed the highway in October of last year due to hillside errosion and a crumbling wall at milepost 55.6. For repair updates and current road status, visit the WSDOT road status page.
Artist Point is located at the very end of Mount Baker Highway, State Route 542 and boasts 360-degree views of Mount Shuksan and Mount Baker, as well as access to a variety of trails. The road to Artist Point, 2.7 miles long (milepost 54.55 to 57.26) and more than 5,000 feet above sea level, is typically buried under snow and closed October through June. Artist Point typically opens in July and remains open until the first substantial snowfall of the year, which usually comes in late September or early October.
WSDOT and contractors working on HWY 542, 1.8 miles below Artist Point. July 2021
Photo courtesy of WSDOT
Glacier Ranger Station
NORTHWEST FOREST PASS
Northwest Forest Pass is required for parking in most picnic, trailhead and parking areas in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.