Well it’s been a rough start to the (late) season in Washington but blue bird days at the hill prove to always be better than a day in an office. Despite sun, warm temps and rain, Baker is still holding their snowpack with 40″ at Heather Meadows base and 61″ at the base of Pan Dome with no new snow in the past few days. While Mother Nature is being selfish, mid-week we saw sunny, springtime conditions that can sometimes be welcomed amidst the June-uary we seem to be having. Variable conditions exist and unmarked obstacles are present throughout the ski area. Ski/ride with caution so you can ski later in the season when winter decides to show up!
As long as you stayed on the groomed runs Tues – Thurs and had your carving skis, it was fun! Half the mountain was closed (running chair 3, 4, 5 and 7) but by Saturday all was open, including all three lodges. Chair 4 was hard-packed, fast and fun and with the lack of crowds, you could really get moving. A little rain Monday and this weekend was not welcome but temps should be dropping (slightly) this week.
It’s time to start those snow dances again so the snow starts falling and everything gets back to normal. So far, this season has paralleled the drought of 2004/2005 but we have not given up hope! There have been some ski burning bonfires and other weird rituals. Whatever yours is, do it!
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