Mount Baker Ski Area

Home to groomed resort skiing and access to some fantastic backcountry ski routes. In late winter and early spring the slopes are perfect training grounds for practicing ice axe arrest and other snow travel techniques.

Getting there

Drive SR-542 to the Mount Baker Ski Area lower park lost at (3,650 ft) or upper parking lot at the end of the plowed road in winter (4,300 ft).


  • If you're spending time skiing in the area for a weekend, consider staying at our Baker Lodge.

information for LEADERS

scheduling & permits

  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please use the summary section of your activity to note where you will be located within this larger ski area, and contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to 12 people.
  • This route/place should only be used for activities that will be conducted inside the ski area boundary. Please use nearby Routes & Places like Austin Pass and Skuksan Arm if you plan to go there.
  • Suitable Activities: Backcountry Skiing, Climbing, Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding, Scrambling, Snowshoeing
  • Seasons: January, February, March, April, May, November, December
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • View avalanche forecast.
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • 5,089 ft
  • Land Manager: Mt. Baker Ski Area
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 100
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 100
  • Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14
  • Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13SX
  • USGS Shuksan Arm

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