Majestic Mt. Baker
Mount Baker Ski Area
Due east of Bellingham Washington stands majestic Mount Baker,
one of the most beautiful mountains of the northern Cascade mountain range
that stretches from California to British Columbia,
Canada. Mt. Baker's magnificent snowy white
glacial peak remains covered in snow and ice year
round. The pristine snow pack collected through
the winter months slowly melts and flows through crystal clear streams to
area rivers and lakes year round, contributing to not only Bellingham's drinking water
but the rest of Whatcom county as well.
The cool, clear waters of area rivers are also host to one of nature's
most amazing spectacles-- The annual salmon run.
Inspirations In Bellingham Region
Baker has inspired countless paintings and artwork over the years and it
continually dazzles onlookers throughout
northwest Washington and Southern
British Columbia. Residents of Vancouver and Victoria
B.C. enjoy a delightful view of Mount Baker from a distance, but
Bellingham Residents are treated to a much closer view because it is in
their own back yard. As you make your way around Bellingham
you will often see Mount Baker's snowy white peak just over the
Baker Ski Area Bellingham's Winter Playground
The Mount Baker Ski Area is host to the annual Ski To Sea
festival and its slopes are often enjoy a remarkably long ski season.
DIRECTIONS: Take I-5 North From Seattle To Bellingham
WA- Exit East On Sunrise-- This becomes the Mt. Baker Highway.
Keep Driving Until You Get To The Ski Area.
For more information call Mt. Baker Recreation (360) 734-6771.
Record Snowfall On The Peak Of Mount
Mt. Baker WA holds the world record for measurable snow fall
in one year, Over 1,140 inches.
Did You Know? --- Mt. Baker is amazingly close to
Bellingham, however, driving to the ski area takes a little longer than
you'd think because the road is both winding and the ski area is actually on
the back, or east side of the mountain. Also, it is only about half
way up to the glacial peak.