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 ticket 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 work with Mt. Baker Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mt. Baker's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Mt. Baker around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mt. Baker Mountain 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, 1.6 square miles, or 4.0 square kilometers.
Mt. Baker's slopes see on average 647 inches (16.4 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 53 feet every year!
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.
Mt. Baker Ski Resort Difficulty Level
48.5out of 100
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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.
Skiable Terrain 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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 24% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 76%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Deming, WA.
Deming, WA 98244 USA
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Getting to Mt. Baker Mountain 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 Airport||YVR||Vancouver, BC||69 mi|
|Seattle–Tacoma International Airport||SEA||Seattle, WA||95 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 Airport||YXX||Abbotsford, BC||30 mi|
|Bellingham International Airport||BLI||Bellingham, WA||33 mi|
|Snohomish County (Paine Field) Airport||PAE||Everett, WA||64 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.
|Sasquatch Mountain||Agassiz, BC||4,501 ft||54%||42 mi|
|Manning Park Ski Area||Manning Park, BC||5,868 ft||53%||45 mi|
|Mount Seymour||North Vancouver, BC||4,150 ft||35%||67 mi|
|Grouse Mountain||North Vancouver, BC||4,100 ft||44%||71 mi|
|Cypress Mountain||West Vancouver North, BC||4,751 ft||62%||76 mi|
|Stevens Pass||Leavenworth, WA||5,845 ft||57%||78 mi|
|Ski Bluewood||Dayton, WA||5,670 ft||43%||86 mi|
|The Summit at Snoqualmie||Snoqualmie Pass, WA||5,420 ft||68%||95 mi|
|Hurricane Ridge||Port Angeles, WA||5,500 ft||48%||95 mi|
|Apex Mountain||Hedley, BC||7,187 ft||51%||96 mi|
Mt. Baker Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||5,000 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,500 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,500 ft|
(24% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 31% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||647 inches|