Baker Feb 23rd

We are right in the middle of a classic Northwest storm! It's snowing hard, it's windy, and there is A LOT OF SNOW! We expect this weather to continue until around midnight then mother nature backs off a bit for Saturday morning. The winds are forecasted to taper off, the heavy snowfall will transition to snow showers with cool temperatures and we may even see sun breaks by afternoon!

If you are looking for some great powder and weather conditions tomorrow is the day!

Tomorrow Mt. Baker will be in full operation out of both base areas with all three lodges open. All instruction programs and standard rentals will be available at the upper, Heather Meadows lodge.

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  • sookie

    Hey Eric, how were those backcountry runs? I'm game next time, just didn't bring all my gear this time.

    February 27, 2013

    • Eric

      they were amazing! in fact, we basically skied out of bounds all day, straight through from 9:30 to 3pm - no lunch! Glad I had a sandwich in my pack. Those locals skied me into the ground...

      February 27, 2013

  • Jean-Christophe R.

    I live in Fairview, 7th and Oak.

    Who will shotgun the heated front seat? I can pick up people that are on the way to the highway. I usually go along hastings to get to the highway. Last guy I pick up will be at 6AM. I want first chair!

    Who is has Avy gear? This could open some sidecountry opportunities + also not get in the same trouble as we did me and Priya last time haha...

    February 20, 2013

    • Jean-Christophe R.

      Kavon I think you forgot a glove in my trunk. Let me know if it's the case. It's a black MEC glove

      February 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey, thanks for letting me know. I'm pretty sure that's not my glove.

      February 26, 2013

  • JennS

    Awesome day!!!

    February 23, 2013

  • Eric

    Yes hard to meet up here on a pow day but it was epic

    February 23, 2013

  • Eric

    Yes hard to meet up here on a pow day but it was epic

    February 23, 2013

  • Eric

    Anyone still here want to meet at the tap room at heather meadows? I'm at the bar solo with a pictcher of beer

    February 23, 2013

  • Eric

    Baker website this am:
    Attention backcountry users: the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center has issued a High Avalanche Danger rating for today in the backcountry outside the ski area boundaries. This means very dangerous avalanche conditions, and travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. Natural avalanches are likely, and human-triggered avalanches are very likely.

    February 23, 2013

  • David L.

    I am far too retarded for myself. Figured i'd be smart and get my gear all tuned to make use of this epic pow, only to forget to pick it up before the shop closed :( They wont be open till 11 tomorrow. To make up for this I'm going to go monday instead:P

    February 22, 2013

    • Eric

      Dude - just bring ur boots nd rent! It's going to be epic

      February 22, 2013

    • James B.

      Or better yet demo haha! Gotta grab some awesome powder skiis for tommorow!

      February 23, 2013

  • Eric

    Priya's plan works, plus I would live to hit up après at the small locals bar at heather meadows.

    February 22, 2013

  • David L.

    I'm leaving from the king ed and cambie area

    February 20, 2013

    • James B.

      Hey david, if you have a spot free I am interested as well, let me know if you have a spot for me! Im at BCIT, but can meet you somewhere that is convenient for you!

      February 22, 2013

    • David L.

      Denver I've got a spot[masked] shoot me a text hope you got your passport/nexus ready

      February 22, 2013

  • priya

    it will be impossible to co-ordinate 12 ppl, but it never hurts to have an actual meet up :) i still say 12 pm in front of raven hut ...teal jacket, black helmet with braids hanging out..

    February 22, 2013

    • JennS

      I'll be there! If I can find it.... ;)

      February 22, 2013

  • Will

    Would really like to go to baker but already have commitment to Whistler. Hope there will be another Baker event soon.

    February 22, 2013

  • Elisa

    Hey guys,
    heading up to Baker tomorrow morning with a friend. She has space for 2 in her car. She'll leave from kits and will pick me up in downtown at around 6am.
    Anybody interested?

    February 22, 2013

    • James B.

      Definitely interested! Im at BCIT, where would your friend find it best to meet me if there is still space in the car! Please let me know! Text me[masked] or email!

      February 22, 2013

    • Michael

      Thanks! Replied to your email:)

      February 22, 2013

  • Eric

    So, just fyi, while there are always quite a few skiers and riders heading into the "side country" (truly uncontrolled backcountry) at Baker, and this activity cuts up some of the snow, today (Friday's) avalanche forecast for this zone is "High avalanche danger above 4000 feet and considerable below strongly increasing." Baker's base elevation is 3500 feet. Of course, check again tonight for tomorrow at http://www.nwac.us/forecast/avalanche/current/zone/5/

    February 22, 2013

    • Gavin D.

      If the avy danger stays high tomorrow I'll most likely just duck the rope in a few safe areas rather than venture too far into the BC.

      February 22, 2013

    • Gavin D.

      I'm a BC novice, not familiar with Baker BC, and the visibility will probably be bad... not the safest combo :)

      February 22, 2013

  • Michael

    Just read the road report from Baker HWY: "Chains required on all vehicles except all wheel drive" -Conditions:
    Compact snow and ice on the roadway

    February 22, 2013

  • Michael

    Anyone else that passes through Kits? I am near 8th and Burrard and would really appreciate a ride. I can come to a nearby bus/skytrain station as well...

    February 22, 2013

  • James B.

    Hey all, I am interested in heading to Baker tommorow. Wondering if anyone has a spot and is going to be passing by BCIT. Please let me know!

    February 22, 2013

  • Gord

    im going friday afternoon, where are you guys all meeting? are most people boarding? i have avy gear, how many people are going bc? i have an extra probe and shovel no extra beacon.

    1 · February 21, 2013

    • Eric

      I have an extra beacon, however, see above comment

      February 22, 2013

  • David L.

    How do we actually identify each other this time :P I'll be rocking a yellow jacket with a red float 32 pack :)

    February 21, 2013

    • Jean-Christophe R.

      I agree with not stopping much for lunch too. though 12 at the raven hut should be good. The good resort pow will begin to be tracked and those who have avy gear could regroup for a little bootpack if there are takers.

      February 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      my jacket has 3 big stripes, red blue and yellow. I don't have any fancy avy gear.

      February 21, 2013

  • sookie

    Got avy gear and could bring my splitty if I got some riders to cruise with

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • sookie

    I might drive from Vancouver but not head back that way. I'd cross back at sumas bear Abby and head east.

    February 21, 2013

  • Denver

    Would love to ski baker on a pow day but would need a ride if anyone can help.

    February 21, 2013

  • Eric

    also, I have full avy gear :)

    February 21, 2013

  • Eric

    Hi, I am heading down there Friday night and staying over with a friend. Is there a meet up spot at the hill? Also, there is a great local spot for a beer apres ski in the top of the a-frame at the Heather Meadows (upper) lodge. That would be fun too!

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • priya

    space for 2

    February 19, 2013

    • JJ

      priya, I'm in. was gonna say that I could pick gavin up along the way since I'm coming from mt pleasant but sounds like he's got a ride already?

      February 21, 2013

    • priya

      jj make it 610... i gotta pick up kelly at hastings. done deal

      February 21, 2013

  • priya

    i just checked the snow forecast.....im DEF going and driving from north van.

    February 19, 2013

    • Gord

      so are you guys do BC or just boot packing off the top lift? what day are you guys going?sat?

      February 20, 2013

  • Kelly H.

    Hi there, I would be keen to join in on Baker, if anyone has room for me? Are you doing backcountry though (I don't have the gear, if so)?

    February 20, 2013

    • priya

      KELLY F'N HANNAY WHATS UP!!!!! someone give this girl a ride.. if i dont get confirmation from my other 2 passengers i will take you!! if you make it to baker i will hug you and squish your face, its been years!!

      February 20, 2013

    • Kelly H.

      Bahaha Priya! : ) Awesome! I was just about to send you a FB message actually to let you know I trying to jump in on this! Hugs and squishs..and powder face shots to come?! Thanks dude, hopefully someone can give me a lift! Looking forward to seeing ya! : )

      February 20, 2013

  • Kelly H.

    If there is room for me in a car, that would be rad!

    February 20, 2013

  • Jean-Christophe R.

    Yes. I also can drive people there. This will rule.

    February 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jean-Christophe, can I join you? I live near commercial drive station - I could also meet you somewhere.

      February 20, 2013

    • Jean-Christophe R.

      I live in Fairview, 7th and Oak.

      February 20, 2013

  • JennS

    Never been to baker... Would love to go if people have room for me :)

    February 20, 2013

  • Jean-Christophe R.

    Forgot to say: i have room for 3

    February 20, 2013

  • David L.

    50+cm on friday are you kiddin me???

    February 19, 2013

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