In the Mountains

Take a beautiful 52-mile drive from Bellingham to Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and Mount Baker Ski Resort. Experience spectacular glaciers, mountain meadows, old-growth forests, and hit the slopes!

Backpacking

The Mount Baker wilderness has spectacular views and scenic hikes for new and experienced hikers alike. With more than 1,500 miles of trails, there are both meandering pathways and exciting ascents. Grab some friends and climb to lakes as clear as glass, walk on ancient glaciers, or spend the night in a cabin perched on top of the world. Go out and enjoy the area’s hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and climbing opportunities while the sun shines, the marmots whistle, and the wildflowers bloom.

Mount Baker

Grab your skis, splitboard or snowboard because Mount Baker holds the world record for most annual snowfall in a single season. Students get discounted season passes and access to the Baker Bus, for those without cars. Mount Baker also has cross-country ski, snowshoe, and snowmobile trails, and a slew of sledding hills. No gear or need a guide? Western’s Outdoor Center offers rentals to keep you well equipped, and experienced guides to help you explore beautiful Mount Baker.