Mt Baker ski area is known as the snowiest resort in Washington for the 600+ inches of snow that fall here annually, and is one of the most well-known ski areas. The North Cascades is a mountainous region that is filled with deep glacial lakes, small mountain villages, and quaint bed and breakfasts nestled high in the mountains to escape to after a long day on the slopes.
Like most of the other Washington ski resorts, the Mount Baker ski area is set at a fairly high elevation. Although the Olympic Peninsula does get a fair amount of slow, the ski areas in eastern Washington like Stevens Pass, Snoqualmie and Crystal Mountain have the advantage of colder, drier air in the higher elevation of the Cascade Mountains. Places like the Mt Baker ski resort get the heaviest coating the area, receiving hundreds of inches of dry powdery snow that is perfect for skiing and snowboarding.
Other Washington mountains offer outdoor lovers great spots for hiking Washington. You can go deep into the mountains and escape civilization at the Washington State Parks, where many of the large mountains that don't have ski resorts, but often have excellent areas to enjoy Washington camping. Some of the biggest mountains, like Mt St Helens and Mt Rainier, don't have ski areas but are great places to enjoy a rugged Pacific Northwest trek.
Getting to the Mt Baker ski resort from Seattle is easy, but it is a little further from the city than other Washington ski resorts. You will need at least two and a half hours if you're coming from Puget Sound area cities. On top of the heaviest snowfall in the region, the Mt Baker Ski resort hosts a snowboard race that features over 200 of the world's top snowboarders. With its impressive 11,000 foot elevation, Mt Baker Washington is the perfect setting for any cold weather activity you enjoy, whether it's skiing, snowboarding or enjoying one of the best areas in the state to enjoy Washington hiking.
You can spend an entire weekend at Mt Baker and avoid the crowded ski areas by looking into one of the bed and breakfasts in the area. The Snowline Inn offers affordable accommodations that are only 17 miles from the lifts at Mt Baker Washington.
There are more elegant options of Mt Baker lodging, and the Mt Baker bed and breakfast is a perfect example. Whether you enjoy hitting the slopes or just enjoy being in the mountains, Mt Baker lodging options like the areas bed and breakfasts give you a comfortable, cozy place to escape the crowded ski resorts of Eastern Washington. With hot tubs, and surrounded by elegant landscaping set in a scenic mountain valley, this bed and breakfast offers you the closest area to the Mt Baker ski area to spend a comfortable evening.
If you're looking for more privacy and secluded Mt Baker lodging, Snowline has vacation rentals you can book while you enjoy a weekend on the slopes. The Inn at Mt Baker is also recommended if you enjoy the service and atmosphere of a bed and breakfast. Whatever you're in the area to do, Mt Baker ski area gives you easy access to some of the best things to enjoy on a Washington vacation.