The Mount Baker Ski Area is home to the world’s greatest recorded snowfall in one season, 1,140 inches, recorded during the 1998–99 season. Mt. Baker also enjoys the unofficially highest average annual snowfall of any resort in the world, with 641 inches average per year.
One of top 10 ski resorts in North America!
Plan on visiting Mount Baker Ski Area along with other Northwest Ski Areas on a trip through the Pacific Northwest.
Check Out Mount Baker Ski Area
The Mount Baker Ski Area is known for numerous challenging in-bounds routes and for the many back-country opportunities that surround it. The back-country is accessible from several chairlifts, and access is permitted from the resort following the Mt. Baker Ski Area back-country policy.
Mount Baker Ski Area is just 90 minutes from Bellingham Washington.
Plan for at least 1 hr 15 min – Take Exit 255 Off Interstate 5, then drive52 miles East of Bellingham on State Hwy 542 to the end of the highway.
Plan for at least 2 hr 30 min – Take Exit 255 Off Interstate 5 in Bellingham, then drive52 miles East of Bellingham on State Hwy 542 to the end of the highway.
From Abbotsford B.C.
Plan for at least 1 hr 10 min depending on border wait times.
From Vancouver B.C.
Plan on at least 2 hr depending on border wait times.
Mount Baker Highway
With its majestic glaciers, 10,778 foot Mount Baker is just 90 minutes away from Bellingham and may be seen from much of Whatcom County (I-5 Exit 255). More than majestic views and natural beauty, the Mount Baker Highway offers insight into the history of the Pacific Northwest. Designated a Washington State Scenic and Recreation highway in 1967, the highway continues 58 miles from I-5 in Bellingham to Artist Point (elev. 5,140 ft.), viewpoint surround by Mt. Baker’s peak, Mt. Shuksan and Table Mountain. Download a Mt Baker Highway Driving Guide, which contains maps, historical information and a mile-by-mile tour of the Mt. Baker Highway.
Where to Eat?
Trying to decide where to eat at Mount Baker? Check out or list of restaurants and drop-ins on the way and near the mountain.
Legendary Banked Slalom – Started in 1985, this slalom snowboard race through the natural half-pipe has evolved into an international event. The Legendary Banked Slalom attracts many professionals from around the world as competitors and allows amateurs of all ages and abilities to compete on the same course over the same period with the professionals. The winner in each category receives a duct tape trophy and an embroidered Carhartt jacket.
The Hype –
There are so many great articles about snowboarding at Mt. Baker or Skiing. Here are are just a few:
Mount Baker Ski Area Hotels and Accommodations
Check out the Baker accommodations listed below and more on our Mt. Baker lodging guide
- Baker Accommodations Mile Marker 25.0
- Mt. Baker Lodging Mile Marker 25.0
- Blue T Lodge
- Glacier Guest Suites Mile Marker 27.5
- The Logs at Canyon Creek Mile Marker 31.0
- Winter Creek B&B Mile Marker 31.3
- DisLodge at Mt. Baker Mile Marker 32.7
- Luxury Getaways Mile Marker 33.0
- Mt. Baker View Guest House Mile Marker 33.3
- Blue T Lodge Mile Marker 35.0