Mt Baker Backcountry Skiing

Backcountry Skiing on Mt Baker

Join Blackbird guides for backcountry skiing on Mt Baker, a heavily-glaciated stratovolcano that rises to 10,781 feet, and is the tallest peak in the North Cascades. With over 5,000’ of vertical feet of skiing and 641” of annual snowfall, Mt Baker backcountry skiing offers some of the best terrain and snow deepest snow conditions you’ll find anywhere in the world. Level up your backcountry knowledge and avalanche skills as we explore the best zones on Mt Baker.


Baker Mountain Guides

Make sure you are working with the best ski guides on Mt Baker. Our experienced IFMGA and AMA certified ski guides have extensive experience on Mt Baker and Mt Shuksan and are excited to show you all of the classic routes to tour and ski. Here are a few of the most well known zones on Mt Baker and Mt Shuksan:

  • Artist’s Point
  • Swift Creek Basin
  • Table Mountain
  • Blueberry Chutes
  • Shuksan Arm
  • Hemispheres
  • Ptarmigan Ridge
  • Roman Wall

We'll help you plan the perfect ski touring or splitboarding trip and level up your knowledge and experience in the backcountry as we climb and ski this huge Washington mountain in the North Cascades. Multi-day trips are available for overnight camping on Mt Baker.


Best Time to Ski Mt Baker

The skiing is good through the winter and early spring, but the best time to ski Mt Baker is from May to mid-June. During the late spring and early summer the days are longer and the weather is generally good. Our expert guides will help you plan the perfect route to hike, climb, summit, and ski Mt Baker, based on the weather and snow conditions. 

Join us for the best Mt Baker ski or splitboard touring mission and see why Blackbird Guides has a five-star rating on Google!

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