Artist Point


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Artist Point

Beginner backcountry ski trip - focus on efficient uphill travel and route selection

  • Moderate, M1 Intremediate Ski
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft

Meet at Mountaineers Baker lodge at 10am on Saturday Dec 3.

For directions to the lodge and to sign up to stay overnight:

I will be one of the lode hosts for the weekend, so come up and stay at the lodge, enjoy good skiing, good company, and good food! If you are coming up for just the day, please park efficiently in the lodge parking lot, grab all your gear and meet the group in the lodge basement at 10am sharp. 

We will get geared up,  discuss our trip plan, and leave the lodge by 10:30am. Anticipate that we will be back at the lodge by 3pm. 

We will pick our exact route depending on the day's conditions, but it will be an easy route with approximately 5 miles and 1500ft gain.  We may do some laps behind the lodge to practice steep skinning if conditions allow. 


Artist Point

  • Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13SX

    USGS Shuksan Arm
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots, skis/snowboard, poles
  • Climbing skins (or other method to travel uphill on snow)
  • Avalanche shovel (metal blade)
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche probe
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