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Winter retreat near Mt. Baker

Vancouver, Canada
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Winter retreat near Mt. Baker

Hey everyone. We're thinking of a last minute jaunt from BC down to the Mt. Baker area. We're looking at staying in Glacier, probably at the Snowater complex. We're not skiers, but we are looking for snow for sledding and possibly snowshoeing. Is there currently snow on the ground in Glacier? Does it make sense to stay here and then head up the hill in search of sledding opportunities? And, is the highway there in pretty good shape? Are we likely to end up upside down in a snowbank? Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Winter retreat near Mt. Baker

This website lists road conditions leading up to Mt. Baker and it provides a phone number for calling Glacier Public Service Center for specific local details: www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mbs/home/…

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2. Re: Winter retreat near Mt. Baker

If you don't have 4WD, you'll need to have chains in your vehicle. You may not need them, but better to not need them than to not have them!

You can rent snowshoes at the ski area (or in Glacier); the hike to Artist's Point is popular. It's a very popular activity up there.

seattletimes.com/html/outdoors/2017334495_od…

The Glacier Public Service Center mentioned above is a great source of info though they are only open 9-3 Sat and Sun this time of year.

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