Outdoor Research and RootsRated have partnered to bring you the information you need to enjoy the best of Mt. Baker, Crystal Mountain, and Stevens Pass.
Odds are, if you’re skiing Mount Baker, you’ve caught wind of the worst-kept secret in North America: No resort has more snowfall.
What is it, specifically, that makes backcountry skiing Mt. Baker so sweet? In this local’s guide, we explore those reasons.
This is the local’s guide on where to get the most of the Mt. Baker lifestyle after your day on the slopes.
From head to toe, Outdoor Research has designed a customized winter wardrobe perfect for keeping you warm and dry on the Pacific Northwest slopes… even on the snowiest Mt. Baker day.
Sprawled over bowls, basins, peaks, and pillows, Crystal Mountain Resort has the most terrain of any ski destination in Washington, as well as the best views.
The problem with backcountry skiing at Crystal Mountain is that it’s difficult to decide where to go, because there are so many options.
Crystal Mountain may be better suited for the day trip skier, but there ares still a few places worth visiting after your day on the slopes.
Stevens Pass is the fun middle child of the big three resorts for Washington. The one who learned from the older sibling how to charge hard, and is showing the younger one how to get away with no one knowing you’re there.
The backcountry skiing at Stevens Pass is incredible, and you could spend multiple seasons skiing there and still not see all the lines.
The après-ski lifestyle at Stevens Pass consists of a thriving atmosphere with excellent breweries, German culture, and delicious food.