Mount Baker, at 10,781 feet, is one of the premier ski mountaineering objectives in the lower 48. With numerous routes on multiple aspects, there are lots of options for any skier looking for a glaciated ski adventure. Whether you're after one of the longest corn runs of your life, or more technical climbing and skiing, we can create a custom trip for you!
We offer guided ski descents of several different routes on Mount Baker. Since conditions on each route change from month to month, give us a call to determine which route best meets your needs!
The Coleman-Deming route is a popular climb and ski descent. It begins on the North side of Mount Baker, and offers a combination of mellow glacier skiing on the lower Coleman glacier and heliotrop ridge with more technical steeper skiing on the upper Coleman and the Roman Wall.
The Squak Glacier route is one of our favorite ski routes on the South side of Baker. It tends to be less busy than the Easton Glacier, and has a ton of moderately-angled terrain that is well-positioned for corn! Like the Coleman-Deming, the Squak route gains the summit via the exciting Roman Wall.
Most of our Mount Baker ski descents are two days in length. Day 1 involves skiing in and setting a camp to set us up to summit and ski down on day two. Because all of our Mount Baker ski trips are custom, it's easy to add 1-2 days to your itinerary to do more skiing, or focus on learning ski mountaineering skills such as glacier navigation and crevasse rescue in a ski context.
Experience with backcountry skiing or splitboarding, preferably at least 2 seasons of backcountry experience. Ability to ski / ride downhill in control on steep slopes in highly variable snow conditions. Experience climbing or skiing in glaciated terrain is preferred. Our Glacier Travel Training or Ski Mountaineering Courses are a great primer!