Mt. Baker Conditions Report: A Much Needed Powder Day

Naomi VanPatten | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Photo: Brad Andrew
Photo: Brad Andrew at the LBS Locals Qualifier 1/19/15

Mt. Baker had a powder day this past week on Monday and it was FUN, all things considered!  It’s amazing what a little face shot can do for the soul.  The Legendary Banked Slalom – Locals Qualifier also occurred that day, which is always a great day on the hill.  New snow and a great event to get our minds off the lack of snow over a long holiday weekend was just what we needed.  Briefly…

Where is everybody? 1/22/15

Sadly, the new snow quickly disappeared with the rising temps in the Cascades the rest of the week.  With rain and temps in the 40’s, the warm up hurt the low snowpack this week ending with 38″ at the base of Heather Meadows and 59″ at the base of Pan Dome. Sunday’s operations include chairs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 with the possibility of chair 5.  Discounted lift tickets available.  The snow was slushy, yet sticky at the same time and beware of terrain changes and exposed features.

Making the best of the slushy conditions 1/21/15

While any day at the mountain is better than a day in the office, rain can really put a damper on that.  The rock skis have been in use all season and the groomers at Baker have been the best (and safest) option aside from a few days in the backcountry.  Employees are working hard harvesting snow to try and keep us happy.  But we all know we need snow and we need it now.  Unfortunately, the forecast looks warm and all of Washington is feeling it.  Perhaps the only place it’s snowing is the summit of Mt. Rainier?  We would just like some snow, please.


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Let it snow.

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