Even with a snow depth of 91″ at the base and 130″ up high, one Washington ski area is not letting its lift ticket price surpass its base depth– not by a long shot.
With the most snow in America, Mt Baker Ski Area is sticking to its guns and selling single day lift tickets for just $65.75/day (*tax included). Compared to Vail’s $209 lift ticket price– Mt Baker is a great example of standing up for the little guy whose wallet isn’t nearly as fat as the majority of his or her counterparts in the ski world.
In fact, Washington is one of the cheapest states in the Union for skiing. The most expensive ski area in the state, Crystal Mountain (*now owned by Alterra) is just $93/day. Stevens Pass (*now owned by Vail) comes in at 2nd with $83/day lift tickets.
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It feels surreal to say we have the deepest snow base in North America. We certainly have come a long way in a short time. Here’s a #throwbackthursday from our opening day microsite, ‘Our North Cascadian Holiday’ made possible by our friends over at @theskijournal and @thesnowboardersjournal and of course Mother Nature. The send and the snow haven’t let up since we kicked off the season! Photo: @bradandrew Skier: @jetfastwhite #therealmtbaker #mtbakerskiarea #mtbaker #ournorthcascadianholiday
For its 8 chairlifts, ridiculously abundant snowfall, not to mention world-class backcountry access, Mt Baker’s lift ticket price should be an example for the entire ski world as to what the market value of skiing should actually look like.
Book your trip here: Mt Baker Ski Area