Mt. Baker Ski Resort

Mt. Baker Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Washington in USA. The resort is in the town of Deming, WA. We recently ranked all of Washington's ski resorts, so you can see where Mt. Baker stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Mt. Baker is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Mt. Baker Ski Resort.

Mt. Baker Lodging:

Mt. Baker Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Mt. Baker has a total of 38 ski trails, which are serviced by 10 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,000 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 405 hectares, 2 square miles, or 4 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,000(4 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Mt. Baker Ski Resort Elevation

Mt. Baker Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 5,000 feet, or 1,524 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,500 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,500 feet (457 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Mt. Baker's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
5,000'(1,524 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,500'(457 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
3,500'(1,067 m)

Mt. Baker Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
46.7out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Mt. Baker can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 76% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Mt. Baker has 1,000 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Mt. Baker is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 24% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 76%.
24%(240 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
45%(450 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
31%(310 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Mt. Baker Ski Resort good for beginners?

Mt. Baker can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 76% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Mt. Baker Ski Resort Location

Mt. Baker Ski Resort is located in the state of Washington, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Deming, WA.

Deming, WA 98244 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
48.78000, -121.81000

Getting to Mt. Baker Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mt. Baker Ski Resort), its coordinates of 48.78000, -121.81000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Deming, WA to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mt. Baker Ski Resort.

Vancouver International AirportYVRVancouver, BC69 mi
Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSEASeattle, WA95 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mt. Baker.

Abbotsford International AirportYXXAbbotsford, BC30 mi
Bellingham International AirportBLIBellingham, WA33 mi
Snohomish County (Paine Field) AirportPAEEverett, WA64 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mt. Baker Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mt. Baker Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Sasquatch MountainAgassiz, BC4,501 ft52%42 mi
Manning Park Ski AreaManning Park, BC5,868 ft51%45 mi
Mount SeymourNorth Vancouver, BC4,150 ft34%67 mi
Grouse MountainNorth Vancouver, BC4,100 ft42%71 mi
Cypress MountainWest Vancouver North, BC4,751 ft65%76 mi
Stevens PassLeavenworth, WA5,845 ft55%78 mi
Ski BluewoodDayton, WA5,670 ft42%86 mi
The Summit at SnoqualmieSnoqualmie Pass, WA3,865 ft50%95 mi
Hurricane RidgePort Angeles, WA5,500 ft46%95 mi
Apex MountainHedley, BC7,187 ft49%96 mi

Mt. Baker Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation5,000 ft
Base Elevation3,500 ft
Vertical Drop1,500 ft
(24% Beginner,  45% Intermediate,  31% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,000
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Mt. Baker Ski Resort Mountain Stats