Local photographer Grant Gunderson has some more great photos of slides at Mount Baker. This time from controller heli bombing Helicopter Bombing on the Shuksan arm and Hemispheres.
On his blog Grant Gunderson has photos of the 100 year slide that occured last week, March 15th and Mount Baker. Makes sense why they closed the ski area!
Where: Mount Baker
When: March 23 – 25
Sounds like a great way to get an intro to the Baker backcountry!
Fortunately this tale of someone getting lost skiing on Artist Point has a happy ending, Lake Stevens man rescued from Mt. Baker Ski Area backcountry:
Dong Lee, 54, was part of a 12- to 15-person Korean alpine club based in Lynnwood that was on a backcountry trip when he became separated from his group.
Group members noticed that he went missing and reported it to the Mt. Baker Ski Area ski patrol at about 4:15 p.m. They had last seen him at 3:30 p.m. Ski patrol did a search and then called the sheriff’s office at about 5 p.m.
Word from the Bellingham Herald that a plane crashed this past weekend, Snowmobilers rescue 2 after plane crash on Mount Baker glacier.
A 28-year-old Bellingham man and his passenger were safe Sunday after crash-landing a small plane Saturday night nearly 8,000 feet high on the south side of Mount Baker.
It is interesting to note that they may have to pack the plane out:
It was unknown how the plane was to be removed from the glacier. Bodine said that typically, debris must be packed out of wilderness areas unless a special permit can be obtained for motorized vehicles.
Yikes! From the Seattle PI, Ski boarder survives night at Mount Baker. When I first saw the headline I though this was Mount Baker, but no, this is Mount Baker the ski area:
He got lost in an out-of-bounds area thinking he was taking a short cut to the parking lot. He dug the snow cave as night fell.
Be carefully when you head out of bounds!
In case you’re wondering, Snoqualmie, Stevens and Crystal are all open on Christmas Day. Mount Baker, is not!
Sadly, it does not look like we’ll be getting the gift of powder for Christmas.
Known for blockbuster storms and an authentic community vibe, Mt. Baker is a ski bum’s Utopia. Here are a few suggestions from local pro Molly Baker (no relation) for food, gear, and extracurricular activities to supplement skiing the deepest powder of your life.
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Freeskier Magazine loves Mount Baker ranking them #6 in their top 10 resorts this year:
Baker may be harder to get to than your average Top 10 ranker, but it’s that same trek, its lack of on-mountain lodging and reputation for heavy weather that make for perfect runs long into pow days. Last year, Baker saw over 850 inches of snow. With terrain set up to take advantage of lofty snow totals, which Baker sees almost every season, it’s a powder skier’s paradise.
They also ranked them #2 for best powder.
Nice work Baker!