Apres Ski in Mount Baker

Mount Baker Village

Mount Baker does not have a base village. Only day lodges are available.

Mount Baker Ski Area is located deep in the Snoqualmie National Forest and does not have a village of any kind nearby. Shops, restaurants, bars, and hotels are scattered among the Mount Baker Highway, but the nearest town of significant size is Bellingham, Washington. Bellingham is home to Western Washington University and boasts a sizeable metro area with a number of exceptional restaurants and bars.

Mount Baker Restaurants, Bars & Apres-Ski

Mount Baker’s dining options are limited. With no base village and no nearby towns, expect to bring food and cook your own meals.

Considering the remote location of Mount Baker and the lack of nearby restaurants, many skiers and riders opt to cook their own meals at their place of lodging. While small restaurants and bars exist on the Mount Baker Highway, Bellingham offers a wide variety of hopping restaurants and watering holes. The Copper Hog is a phenomenal gastropub located in the heart of Bellingham in close proximity to other bars if their extensive beer and wine menu doesn’t get the job done. There are also a couple breweries in town; Chuckanut Brewery is a local favorite, and Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro has a nice offering of beer and local foods.

Mount Baker Activities

Off-slope activities at Mount Baker are limited. Skiing is the main winter pursuit, but some ice climbing and winter hiking is available in the region.

Alpinism is the name of the game at Mount Baker. If you are not into skiing or riding, however, ice climbing and winter hiking is available in the area though may need to be booked outside of the resort. Expeditions up the 10,781 ft Mount Baker last 2-5 days and often depart from the ski area parking lot. Mountaineering is also available on Mount Shuksan. If you aren’t the outdoor adventurer, don’t bother making the drive to the end of Route 542 during the winter months.

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