The Squak is one of our favorite ski routes on Mt. Baker -- with fewer people than the Easton and a fairly direct south-facing route, it is well-situated for some of the most aesthetic corn skiing in Washington! While the route involves predominantly moderate skiing, the summit is gained by via the steeper Roman Wall and the exit from the Squak can involve some brushy skiing.
The Coleman-Deming route is an ideal ski route on one of the most iconic mountains for skiing in the lower 48, and if you're a skier, it's the perfect tool for Mount Baker since you get to combine a beautiful summit climb with a spectacular ski descent of moderate difficulty.
This course is designed for the experienced backcountry skier or splitboarder looking to get into more technical objectives in glaciated terrain. Skis are the perfect tools for climbing (and descending) peaks as they allow us to move quickly and cover a lot of terrain. These camps typically take place utilizing both Washington Pass and Mount Baker, and if the weather cooperates, we finish up with a descent of Mount Baker, truly one of the most classic snow descents in the lower 48.
Mt. Baker has the distinction of being the third tallest mountain in Washington and was once thought to be the most active volcano in the Cascade chain. (This was just prior to the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980!), Now this massive snow and ice covered peak offers one of the best alpine training grounds for learning snow and ice climbing, glacier travel skills and as a place to prepare for higher peaks around the world.
Join NCMG for a custom climb of this massive peak.
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!