And they increased season pass prices as well.
For as long as I have been a regular at Baker (over a dozen years) the last weekend of the ski season was the last one in April. The ski area has posted their schedule for 2012/13 and it shows them closing one week earlier than ever before. I have not seen a year, including the disaster of '05, when the snowpack required a closing this early. At the same time the next closest WA ski area, Stevens Pass, will extend their year by about three weeks over what they have done in the past, through the first weekend in May.
There is no email link for Baker on their web page, so if you feel like giving them input you'll have to give them a phone call: 360-734-6771