November 16, 2017

Mt Baker Ski Area Opening Day 2017

Opening Day 2017-2018 Mt Baker Ski Area

What an amazing day 1 at Mt Baker.  As they say, the early bird gets the … First Chair (on 5)!  I left Bellingham while most people were dreaming of hitting their Snooze buttons.  Things were looking like the sky was going to clear up, but This Is Baker and the upper mountain was getting light snow all day.


Snow Coverage at the bottom of Chair 8

The Mt Baker Snow Report was showing a base of 50″+ at Heather Meadows and over 70″ at the top of Pan Dome.  It was truly DEEP!  (Pro Tip- Don’t forget to take your touring ski boots out of WALK mode prior to ripping pow!)


After hitting all of my Mt Baker powder stashes, the legs were telling me I didn’t train hard enough this summer.  Good thing it is only Day 1 and this weekend’s forecast looks promising.