Here are a few pictures of my home area. I would love to see others do this with their local haunts as well.
Mt. Baker Ski Area is actually located on "Shuksan Arm" which is a ridge that extends from picturesque, glaciated Mt. Shuksan. This places it closer to Shuksan than Baker, but since you can't see Shuksan from the lowlands people aren't as aware of it. Baker has a much more well known name, therefore the Mt. Baker Ski Area.
Here's a picture of Mt. Baker from the top of Pan Dome:
And here is Mt. Shuksan from the White Salmon Lodge. It's visible from most of the ski area and is an incredible presence.
The views from the slopes are unparalleled in my experience. The mountains are in your lap and are pretty impressive. This is taken from the unloading area at the top of Chair 8:
There are two hills that the area is built upon, one is Shuksan Arm and the other is Pan Dome. Here is Pan from Shuksan Arm. If you look really closely you'll see Chair 6 carrying skiers from right to left on the foreground slope. The craggy peak in the background is part of the huge B.C. area surrounding the ski area:
Mt. Baker is known for it's nearly unlimited backcountry. Here is the Table Mountain area, just outside of the ski area. You can drive to the base of the mesa-like area in the summer where hiking trails take off for the Mt. Baker Wilderness, but at this time of year it's buried under a huge pack of snow. The unplowed highway actually switchbacks right through ski slopes on the way to its end, but often you can't tell it's there because the snowpack is so deep. Check out the tracks coming down off of the ridge.
As we leave we take one more look at one of the surrounding peaks (don't know the name) on our last run on Chair 8. I hope you can come visit some day.