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by: Ryan N - 11th February 2016

  • 5
  • 3Beginner
  • 4Intermediate
  • 5Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 5Aprés Ski
  • 1Terrain Park
  • 5Overall Value
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For everyone reviewing this mountain poorly, many are missing the point. Baker is not a resort, it is a Ski Mountain. You don't go here for amazing 5-star accommodations and night life. You go here to ski, for an incredibly reasonable price and then drive home. It offers people the chance to get out of the ski boundary and explore back country skiing in a more manageable way. The guides at Baker are also AMAZING. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE use one of their guides if you want to get out of the boundary and ski. They know all the great places to book pack or skin or just flat out guerilla hike up over a ridge. They'll help you find the best spots and do so in the safest way possible. Also, the snow quality is a huge debate.....which I'll weigh in on. I spent 4 days skiing here. One dry day, one powder day and two that were more wet. People will complain about the wet snow but it is a necessary evil to have such varied skiing terrain. The wet snow sticks to things dry snow does not and makes many of the very interesting (and challenging) cliff areas possible to safely ski on. It also helps solidify the snow pack, so that on days where you do get a ton of new snow, the avalanche risk isn't as severe. Whistler suffers from this as well, where they will get extremely warm days where there is very wet snow dumps. It's just the reality of a coastal resort. If you don't want to hit a wet day, don't go to these places. That's not meant to laced with an attitude, it's just the reality. Wet snow has other benefits (as noted above) but some people despise getting a wet day when most locals and people who enjoy skiing in the PNW just accept as part of the experience. I've been to Jackson, Whistler, Aspen. etc. and they all offer different things, both positive and negative. Is Baker perfect? No, it is not but the people giving it 1 and 2 star reviews are completely missing the mark. If you have wanted to go here, GO FOR IT! It's a great little resort that can open up back country skiing to everyone.

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  • Dale Rhodes (31st January 2021)

    This is my favorite resort for the money. I get a full day in with just a few repeat runs on the...

  • Matt H (3rd December 2020)

    First time to Baker after a snowy Nov. Parking still good at 8:45am. Roads plowed and sanded perfectly. Covid precautions in effect,...

  • Jim Flynn (23rd October 2020)

    This uncrowded small town feel resort is perfect for the layed back skier/snowboarder. When I say layed back I don’t mean slow,...

  • Chris (16th October 2020)

    MT Baker has some of the best terrain out there, in bounds and out. To all these people complaining about the resort...

  • anonymous user (14th March 2020)

    Super slow lifts that don’t open up much terrain. Very packed for how far it is and dangerous The drive is. I...

  • anonymous user (14th March 2020)

    The drive is treacherous and the ski area is horrible. Flat, boring terrain and hardly any snow at all not sure why...

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