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Slight threadjack: Is Baker weather and snow still good around 3rd week of March?


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Donutz, usually it is. Your best bet is to keep an eye on the website though. And not to continue the threadjacking, BUT, Stevens and Crystal are both opening this week as well. WINTER IS FINALLY HERE!!!

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Posible 65" new in the next 7 days, BAKER strikes again. I keep the guys at work to relax, this is typical NW, no snow, then dump 6'.

Not sure if any of you were up at BAKER the record year (95 feet), but to get an idea of the depth of the snow that year, next time your riding up the chairs, take a look at the riblets and look for a white painted line around the towers, that's where the snow was that year (there's several). F'ing crazy
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Donutz, usually it is. Your best bet is to keep an eye on the website though. And not to continue the threadjacking, BUT, Stevens and Crystal are both opening this week as well. WINTER IS FINALLY HERE!!!
I'm asking because I have a line on a rental that I can get for the week of spring break. But there MUST BE SNOW!!!!!


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March is usually a great month. Might be wet snow but it is usually deep and baker is the shit.
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I'm asking because I have a line on a rental that I can get for the week of spring break. But there MUST BE SNOW!!!!!
I'd say do it. At worst, there's limited operations, at best, it's full blown pow days in March. Either way, there's definitely snow to be ridden.

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Slight threadjack: Is Baker weather and snow still good around 3rd week of March?
That made me chuckle.

Donutz, we live about an hour away from there.

It's just like our mtns, only slightly better, higher, colder.

Do it, for sure!! Just like here, you should get @ least 1 maybe 2 wicked pow days in the span of a week

See if you can get someone from the forum to guide you on the good shit.
I don't know Baker @ all, only been there 3-5 times in 25 years.
But I had one, if not THE best day ever there.

Due to the fact that I went with a skier who was really good, had seasons passes for years & knew the mtn really well.

I believe that made it the day it was, without him I would have gone down the same old shit that everyone else gets funneled into.
I can't stress that enough.
If you get one of those days, the ones dreams are made of, if you have too, find a kid with a seasons pass & pay him $10 bucks to take you to the place you'll remember for the rest of your life. Guaranteed. I'm not jokin' here.

Cause that place is mind blowing, on the perfect day. You might get 1 in the span of a week, maybe book both weekends?
You probably got upwards of a 90% chance that it could snow a foot or more in 9 days.

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Mr. Donutz, I'd be happy to give you the tour on a big dump day or any day. TT is correct find a local...that is tired and willing to hang (usually in the afternoon). Cause if it a really good day, locals are animals and you will have to balls up and keep up and for the goods....and they will not wait long. Its fun to give tours but I've lost a few tourist

Some of the best days are when the visability due to puke, whiteout and or flat light really makes hard for tourist to keep up; combined with not knowing where you are or going and easily loosing the local in the puke and terrain (disappear over a roller/cliff/tree/chute). The locals are really used to flying blind, staying loose and just knowing where they are. Some of the terrain is that you just have to go and you can't/don't want to stop because it is hellish to get going...(you don't want to loose the float and be swimming chest deep). As for visability...it is often poor on the best days (bluebird pow...damm rare) and there are places you just can not see but have to make so its like relying on bat skillz....being loose enough and reactive enough to handle a 5 ft blind drop or airing off a blind windlip. That being said, these days can also be darn dangerous...tree wells, smashing your self on a windlip compression, not being able to handle a drop or a wong line over a cliff or loosing it in a chute and you can air yourself right in to hell. Find a local willing to leapfrog with you and take the time to get you through.


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That made me chuckle.

Donutz, we live about an hour away from there.

It's just like our mtns, only slightly better, higher, colder.
Hey, TT, we live within easy driving distance of Whistler, the North Shore Mountains, and Manning Park (just to name a few -- we ARE lucky aren't we?) and their seasons are noticeably different. Not to mention that altitude has some effect.

Anyway, I've finally applied for my replacement birth certificate, which I need in order to get a new passport, so I may actually be able to get across the border this year.


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Thanks Wrath. Spoke with wifey last night and she wants us to go to Whistler again, so I guess this is out. But we will be coming down to Baker this year, because we have friends who swear by it (not AT it!).

And it's on my bucket list for this year.


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