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Mt. Baker named #1 resort in North America

post #1 of 26
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By TV station KIRO 7 Seattle:
The TV station today reports that Mt. Baker is the ski resort currently with the most snow in North America. Over 90 inches in the last five days. Over 100 inch base. More is expected tomorrow and over the course of the next few days.

http://www.mtbaker.us/snowreport/index.
post #2 of 26
Seattle TV station names local hill Number 1 in North America. hmmm.
post #3 of 26

Mt Baker

I've been watching the weather out there and they're probably right. Although my sources tell me Crystal has better skiing than baker.




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Originally Posted by Lostboy View Post
By TV station KIRO 7 Seattle:
The TV station today reports that Mt. Baker is the ski resort currently with the most snow in North America. Over 90 inches in the last five days. Over 100 inch base. More is expected tomorrow and over the course of the next few days.

http://www.mtbaker.us/snowreport/index.
post #4 of 26
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Seattle TV station names local hill Number 1 in North America. hmmm.
Don't be such a cynic.
They didn't name Crystal Mt., Stevens Pass, Mission Ridge, Snoqualmie or Alpental, all other local hills.
post #5 of 26
Fernie is just abot perfect right now. All the runouts are groomed. all the runs have knee to waist deep powder. Of course, the lifts aren't running, so that means most (but not all) runs aren't tracked up.
post #6 of 26
Yup. 8"-24" every single day this week. 23 degree blower. More falling tonight, more forecast tomorrow. It looks like January up there.

I'm taking a day off to recuperate...maybe.
post #7 of 26
This is the best I've ever seen it at Baker in November. Complete coverage, great snow. Friday I had more face shots than I could count. Baker is #1 in North America for base: 101" this morning. That's a posterior load of snow this early.
post #8 of 26
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By TV station KIRO 7 Seattle:
LOL!

This just in:

OldSchool best freeskier in North America, according to OldSchool.
post #9 of 26
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UPDATE: 20 more inches overnight and still snowing.
post #10 of 26
we're not worthy we're not worthy

note to self - get to Fernie or PNW soon!!!

So what are they waiting for at Fernie anyway? No lifts?!
post #11 of 26
Too much snow now. Only a few lower level lifts are open with it snowing heavily, low visibility, high winds, and chains are required on 4WD vehicles. It's snowing all the way down to sea level. I was planning on going this morning but with little visibility, the best part of the hill closed, a 55 mile drive through snowy conditions with chains required for a good part of it, I decided to go another day. 20" + of new sounds great, though!

They're now showing a 116" base at Heather Meadows.
post #12 of 26
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So what are they waiting for at Fernie anyway? No lifts?!

They are waiting for paying customers. Without a November holiday they don't find it pays to open too soon.
post #13 of 26
curious how far of a drive from Seattle are most of the resorts? tyia
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by OldSchool View Post
LOL!

This just in:

OldSchool best freeskier in North America, according to OldSchool.

Alright, enough with the criticism. What he meant to say was, "Mt. Baker has the most snow in all of North America." Which is 100% true. I DARE you to find a resort with more snow. no no, I double dare you. You're just jealous because you cant go skiing yet because you're local resort hasn't been able to make enough yet...

BTW: Baker has 125 inches of base right now, which is double what Whistler has.
post #15 of 26
I am sure you're right. The statement was misspoken or misconstrued .Either way this is geat for Baker skiers. They always have the most snow in Wa. and it nice to see them get some recognition for this on a grander scale

You guys want deep snow . Come to the PNW. It is worth the trip
post #16 of 26
Actually, it is nice to see the pacific northwest being hammered. That disastrous season winter before last is still in many memories.
post #17 of 26
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Actually, it is nice to see the pacific northwest being hammered. That disastrous season winter before last is still in many memories.
I'm scarred for life by that season.

Right now in little ol' Bellingham we have about a foot of snow on the ground and it's still snowing like gangbusters. Us Bellinghamsters are not used to having this stuff in town. We usually reserve it for the mountains.
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I'm scarred for life by that season.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
post #19 of 26
Snowplows in downtown Bellingham as I write this. I wonder how much more they got today? People are putting chains on in the right lane of the freeway . With a front wheel drive car! Seems a bit crazy to me. Maybe they are driving on bananna skins. .

Anyway , the snow has arrived in the Pacific Northwest
post #20 of 26
Not only is Mt. Baker #1 this year, they are #1 all time in the United States - the Celine Dion of snowfall!!

http://classic.mountainzone.com/news...kerrecord.html
post #21 of 26
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curious how far of a drive from Seattle are most of the resorts? tyia
Of the ski areas on the West side, Mt. Baker, Crystal Mt., Mission Ridge, Snoqualmie and Alpental and Stevens Pass, it's about usually from 1-3 hours from the Metro Seattle area depending on road conditions. Most of the local area websites have the miles and driving times computed.
post #22 of 26
Wow - truly amazing - a relatively unknown gem of deep pow.

I checked flights to BLI also - reasonable ... hmm, 125 inches of base huh ....
post #23 of 26
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Not only is Mt. Baker #1 this year, they are #1 all time in the United States - the Celine Dion of snowfall!!

http://classic.mountainzone.com/news...kerrecord.html
Celine Dion of snowfall??? ewwwwwww!
post #24 of 26
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Celine Dion of snowfall??? ewwwwwww!
Aaaaahahahaha! Garth Brooks?
post #25 of 26
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Aaaaahahahaha! Garth Brooks?
More like Miles Davis.
post #26 of 26
Bellingham made the local news here last night - something about they usually don't get snow down there or something and aren't we lucky here in the East we haven't gotten any. Ha-ha-ha (fake news anchor laugh) -GRRRR!!!
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