The Mt Baker snowboarding slopes are located in Washington, USA – and are known to some as Snowboarding mecca due to their pro-snowboarding policies when plenty of other resorts weren’t allowing snowboarders.
Whilst there is no on-mountain Mt Baker accommodations, there are some great options for places to stay nearby.
The Mt Baker ski area is pretty isolated and whilst this makes it less convenient accommodation-wise, it does add to the mystery and aura of the place – not to mention keeping the slopes low on crowds.
The closest town is Glacier – which is 18 miles (30km) and a 30 minute drive from Baker.
There are quite a few accommodation options in and around Glacier along the Mt Baker Highway on the way to Baker. The link below shows a list of websites that offer booking for this accommodation.
From what I can see of those Mtbakerlodging.com looks like the most user friendly and offers a map of all the accommodations in the area.
Canadian Accommodation Options (North of Baker)
There are a host of options further out.
On the Canadian side of the border you could stay in either Abbotsford, Chilliwack or even Vancouver.
- Abbotsford is 1 hr 20 minutes drive away;
- Chilliwack is a 1hr 30 minute drive away; and
- Vancouver is a 2 hour drive away
All of the above times are without traffic. Expect longer times with traffic and border crossing.
Would make for reasonably long day’s travelling from here but definitely doable.
West of Baker
Bellingham is a 1hr 20 minute drive without traffic and you can get the Baker shuttle on weekends and holidays.
Kendall is the next closest option after Glacier and is a 45 minute drive from Baker. There is unlikely to be much traffic from here so that’s a pretty accurate estimate I would say.
The Baker shuttle runs every day (provided the Mountain is open) from Kendall so this is probably the next most convenient option to staying in Glacier.
Getting a bit further out but still doable at a stretch, you could actually do day trips from Seattle. Seattle is a 2hr 35 minute drive (without traffic) from Baker but you will want to be strategic about when you left and returned to avoid the traffic. If you were looking to combine Baker and a trip to Seattle this is definitely an option, especially if you are only doing a day or two on the mountain.
Check out the link below for more info on Mt Baker, plus more transport options
Best Way to Book
Accommodation for any of the Mt Baker Highway options seem to be specialized and can be booked via the websites mentioned in the link under the Glacier Town section above. As mentioned the Mtbakerlodging.com site looks the best to me.
For anything else, check out Booking.com or hotels.com by following the image below.