Mt Baker New Year’s Conditions Report: 10″ on the Way

Naomi VanPatten | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
12/30/14 during a few days of total blue bird

Happy New Year from Baker!  If you’re not skiing right now, start the car.  Baker is expecting 10″ of new snow TODAY!  1″ fell overnight but it has been snowing all morning.  Unfortunately we are looking at a warm up the rest of the week with some…rain.  This past week was full of all kinds of Pacific Northwest snow and weather.  With 40″ of snow at the base of Heather Meadows and 60″ at the base of Pan Dome we could really use this storm to get us back on track.  It was a little crowded over the weekend but most holidays are so you deal with it, right?  Great packed powder most of the week with it getting a little skied out by Saturday.

Mount Shuksan looming over New Year’s skiers

Early in the week we had some beautiful (somewhat rare) blue bird days that remained cold so the powder from the prior week stuck around and welcomed skiers and riders to the New Year right.  Lots of hikers were visible from chair 8 on the Shuksan Arm earning their turns in the untouched pow.  The Canyon and the natural half pipe were open which made for some added fun.  It warmed up later in the week but then started snowing and it’s currently dumping.  Fingers crossed the freezing levels don’t get too low next week.  Here’s to a happy and healthy new year with lots of pow!

1/3/15 a busy weekend day full of all kinds of snow, sun and low clouds


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