Overview

Mount Baker was designed with skiers and snowboarders in mind. Rising 7000 feet above the surrounding landscape, Mount Baker offers over a vertical mile of skiing and riding. Massive winter storms bury the mountain each season, transforming the glaciers into smooth, endless runs. Headwalls, icefalls, and crevasses complete an iconic ski and snowboard mountaineering experience.

Baker Mountain Guides operates Mount Baker Ski Descents January through June. During the winter, we access the mountain with snowmobiles and ski powder on cold, clear days. The spring corn season begins in late April and often lasts well into the summer.


ITINERARY

Baker Mountain Guides offers scheduled three-day ski descents of Mount Baker. Custom one and two-day itineraries available.


  • Day 1: Approach

    Your guide will conduct a meet-and-greet and gear check, and supply guests with group equipment. We’ll carpool to the trailhead and ascend to high camp. The approach may involve both hiking and skinning.


  • Day 2: Training and Tour

    On day two, we’ll cover snow climbing and touring skills. Guides will introduce cramponing, ice-axe arrest, and short roping. We’ll review touring equipment and techniques and spend the afternoon skiing and riding above camp.


  • Day 3: Summit and Ski Descent

    Our departure will be timed to optimize the snow conditions. We’ll skin as high as possible, switch to crampons, and continue to the top. The descent begins with steep skiing and riding down the Roman Wall before easing off into endless glacial runouts.


Each Adventure is Unique

Featherweight Guarantee

Let’s face it: climbing and skiing are more fun without a massive pack. That’s why we strive to offer the lightest pack weight of any guide service. We plan meticulously, use quality equipment, and always share the load.


Program Information

  • Season
  • January – June


  • Duration
  • 1 - 3 Days


  • Max Ratio
  • Scheduled: 3 Clients to 1 Guide


    Custom: 4 Clients to 1 Guide


  • Equipment

  • Schedule
  • 2021 Season

    • May 7 - 9
    • May 29 - 31
    • June 18 - 20

     

    Custom Dates Available


  • Cost
  • Scheduled: $900 / Person

     

    Custom: Custom Overnight Rates

     

     

    Cost Includes

    • Tents
    • Stoves
    • Fuel
    • Breakfasts and Dinners