Mt Baker Ski Area To Open On Wednesday! [Conditions Report]

Mt Baker Ski Area To Open On Wednesday! [Conditions Report]

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Mt Baker Ski Area To Open On Wednesday! [Conditions Report]


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Unless something disastrous happens, Mt Baker Ski Area will open on Wednesday for the 2018/2019 season.

Opening day is scheduled for Wednesday but as always– it’s weather dependent. If all goes according to plan, Chairs 1,2, and 3 will all be in operation (*just Heather Meadows). If more snow allows– resort officials will continue to open terrain throughout the week/weekend. They hope to have both base areas open by Sunday.

Terrain/Lift Status:

  • WEDNESDAY: OPENING DAY! We will be opening the Heather Meadows Base Area with Chairs 1, 2 and 3 operating. Check back Tuesday afternoon for the status of runs expected to be open.
  • THURSDAY: If we get additional snowfall Wednesday night, we will work towards opening more facilities and lifts as snowfall and daylight allows.
  • FRIDAY: Goal is to have both Heather Meadows and White Salmon base areas open.

Conditions Report:

Quote of the day from the forecaster at the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center yesterday: “ It’s about to get real.”

Great news! The first in a series of significant storms brought us 10 inches of new snow last night and 12 inches in the past 24 hours, bringing our base to around 16 inches at Heather Meadows and 36 inches on top of Pan Dome. This new snow, combined with the snow forecasted for Tuesday, means we can officially announce our Opening Day for Wednesday December 12th!

More storms and snowfall are expected to continue rolling in all week, with forecasters calling for HEAVY SNOWFALL for Tuesday with up to 15 inches of new snow possible. A bit of a break is expected Wednesday then it cranks in again with 10 inches of new snow expected Wednesday night, another possible 15 inches of new snow expected Thursday, and yet another 12 inches of new snow possible for Friday morning!

Find out more here: Mt Baker Snow Report

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