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Mt. Baker Reviews

skibunny24

Moar Love

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Pros: Lots of terrain, most affordable mtn in the area, less crowded

Love this mountain and wish I lived a little closer!  Great terrain, and "cheap" to boot!
RockerDad

An otherwordly gem

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Pros: Snow. Friendly folks. Views. Lodges.

Cons: Strange lift system. No on-site lodging.

Just got back from a weekend ski vacation with my family at Mt. Baker. What a place.   We skiied there for 3 days-1 bluebird day and 2 in near-blizzard conditions. The snow conditions were out of this world. Deep powder everywhere-even on the fringes of the beginner runs.   It is a great hill for beginners, intermediate, and advanced skiiers. Intermediate skiiers can probably even ski some of the Black runs such as North Face. Chair 8 is fantastic for intermediates. Chair 2 is one of the best beginner lifts I've seen at a ski area. And all of the terrain off of Chair 1 is great for advanced/expert skiiers. Extreme skiiers might be bored on non-powder days...
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bc boy

Baker backcountry

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My new happy place! The Grant Gunderson photo of the Shuksan Arm on the cover of Skiing magazine (Fall 2011) says it all. Make sure you bring beacon, shovel, probe, skins, brains to Mt. Baker if you want to get the most out of your visit. And don't forget to check out Chair 9 in Glacier for apres ski.
iWill

The legends speak true

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Pros: Most snow anywhere.

Cons: Not near anywhere else.

The snowfall and terrain are legendary. If you can handle the cliffs, chutes and backcountry like a seasoned big mountain rider, you'll feel right at home. This mountain however, is not terribly friendly to beginners and has limited intermediate terrain. Further, it's not a resort, has no amenities or on-slope lodging, as is inconvenient to get to. As locals mountains go, it is the best. as a destination, not so much.
gwailouindust

Great Place

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Pros: Loads of snow, Great Terrain, Great Value, Lack of the Vail/Whistler Crowd

Cons: Nothing

This place is great. Terrific terrain, good & consistent snowpack, awesome backcountry gates & policies, cheap tickets, and nice people makes this place a hidden gem in PNW. If you are a looking for Starbucks/McDonald's experience, please head directly to Vail or Whistler and wait in line for your gaper meal.