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Old 01-08-2013, 08:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Good points ^

Baker is not great for beginners as beginner/intermediate terrain is pretty limited. It's also not good to ride alone if you don't know the mtn at an skill level, as there are lots of inbounds avy/cliff dangers. Summit Central it is!
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Haha! But from what I see Stevens and Crystal aren't bad consolation prizes.

Compared to the crap I get in So Cal.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Are there any equivalents to opensnow/tahoeweatherdiscussion sites for Seattle area resorts?

Trying to check out the forecasts for next week
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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This
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this
I'll be at Crystal all that weekend and possibly Friday if there's a dump

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Good points ^

Baker is not great for beginners as beginner/intermediate terrain is pretty limited. It's also not good to ride alone if you don't know the mtn at an skill level, as there are lots of inbounds avy/cliff dangers. Summit Central it is!
jd, baker has plenty for the beginners and intermediates...it may seem limited...but there are some aspects of the bunny hills that if mastered will certainly help zip around the rest of the hill, e.g., straight line bombing. And if the beginner wants some excitement there are some 5-8 foot drops, short steeps and etc on the bunny hill that will keep a beginner entertained all day. Yes it is in a rather limited area but they can't get into too much trouble, its close to the lodge and first aid hut and it is easy to find and check-in on them. In some ways since baker is compact, it is a more friendly for a beginner, e.g., can't get stuck on a 13 mile run like at whistler.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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So far doesn't look like any storms for the next week (I understand things can change quickly).

Good and bad. Bad, no new deep powder (maybe i can find some pockets). Good, that I'll be in a rental so probably no chains
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Baker is great for beginners
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:52 AM   #18 (permalink)
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With no new snow in the next week

What are conditions like usually up there after a week of no new snow? Is it going to be windblown hardpack all the way around? Temps look to stay cold so no melting and freezing hopefully
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:30 PM   #19 (permalink)
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If you are interested in shuttle info, feel free to PM me. My car isn't capable of making it up to any of the mountains, so I've made myself familiar with all of the shuttle options. Most have some kind of lift ticket deal, and there are options for at least some resorts 7 days a week. That includes Crystal, Stevens, and Snoqualmie. I don't know of anything going to Baker though.
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unfortunately you might have just happened to pick the worst weekend to come so far this year
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