Mt. Baker Trail Map
Mt. Baker is really a local’s type of ski resort. It’s rather small, but does have a lot to offer skiers and boarders. It receives on average 663 inches of snow, the unofficial largest amount of snow of any resort in the world. In fact, in the 1998 to 1999 season, the ski area recorded 1,140 inches of snow in a single season. The top elevation is 5,089 feet. The base elevation of White Salmon is 3,500 feet and 4,300 feet for Heather Meadows. There’s a vertical drop of 1,589 feet.
With 1,000 skiable acres along with a number of backcountry trails that can be accessed from the chairlifts, you’re bound to find an area that fits your thrill requirements and experience level. The breakout is 24% green, 45% blue and 31% black diamond. Mt. Baker does not have a terrain park. The season typically runs from late November until late April.
Beginners are encouraged to take advantage of the two handle-tow surface lifts. Each mountain has one. Or, hop onto Chair 2, and go to the Heather Meadows Lodge area. The Gabl’s run and the backcountry in Elbow are designed only for expert skiers. Intermediate skiers can access appropriate terrain for their skill level via Chair 5.
The resort is home to the Legendary Baked Slalom, which is a slalom snowboard race through a natural halfpipe. The winter receives a duct tape trophy and a Carhartt jacket.