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Mount Baker snow report:

The Mount Baker snow report is: 8 out of 11 Lifts open. Mt Baker Ski Area is open. 45 inches (114 cm) past 7 days. A covid facemask is required at Mt Baker Ski Area. Covid pass protection is not available at Mt Baker Ski Area. Despite Covid, Mt Baker Ski Area will not require prior reservations. Mt Baker Ski Area does not currently advise pre-purchasing day lift tickets. See the Mt Baker Ski Area Covid Page for additional information about the covid contingency measures in operation at Mt Baker Ski Area. Covid information for Mt Baker Ski Area was last updated on 2020-10-13 16:18:04. Mount Baker Piste State: Packed Powder.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
5cm
Sun 28 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Sun 28 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Mount Baker snow depths: updated 28 February 2021

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
526cm
Lower snow depth:
488cm

Mount Baker resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Mount Baker brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Mount Baker snow report shown below was updated on 28 Feb 2021. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Mount Baker.

Last snowfall:

13cm
Feb 25
58cm
Feb 26
53cm
Feb 27
5cm
Today

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste conditions:
Packed Powder
Conditions off piste
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
3cm Tue 02 Mar (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Fri 05 Mar (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
8 out of 11
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open

Mount Baker snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder days
  • 7
    Powder days
  • 1
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Mount Baker:

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Mount Baker Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Mount Baker 2020 - 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Mount Baker

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Mount Baker using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: today 66km  away
Issued: today 73km  away
Issued: today 102km  away
Issued: today 113km  away
Issued: today 122km  away
Webcam
No webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
419cm
419cm
Upper
Lower
226cm
226cm
Upper
Lower
480cm
330cm
Upper
Lower
400cm
315cm
Upper
Lower
480cm
445cm
Piste State
Piste
Excellent
Off Piste
Varied
Piste
Good
Off Piste
Varied
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
10cm
on 1 Mar
Amount:
Date:
5cm
today
Amount:
Date:
5cm
today
Amount:
Date:
6cm
today
Amount:
Date:
4cm
today
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
26cm
3cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
5cm
14cm
5cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
18cm
6cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
15cm
6cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
17cm
6cm
Weather
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
cloudy
Mid station 1174m
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
light snow
Wed
partially cloudy
Mid station 1572m
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
light snow
Wed
cloudy
Mid station 1100m
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
light snow
Wed
cloudy
Mid station 1053m
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
light snow
Wed
cloudy
Mid station 1132m

Notes on the Mount Baker Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Mount Baker. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Mount Baker piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Mount Baker snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Mount Baker, the Mount Baker weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Mount Baker weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Mount Baker, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Mount Baker. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Mount Baker snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Mount Baker snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Mount Baker snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Mount Baker snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Mount Baker, study the Mount Baker piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Mount Baker snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Mount Baker on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Mount Baker (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Mount Baker Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Mount Baker snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.