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Get Your Backcountry Ski Stoke Going — Baker Pow Available

Win­ter Is Here!

For those of you who have been won­der­ing when the ski sea­son would tru­ly begin. Let me be the first to tell you it’s here! MM Guide Dal­las Glass just sent in a few picks from a down­right bliss­ful 20” pow­der day in the Mt Bak­er Back­coun­try. If you’ve ever dreamed of leav­ing the crowds and lift lines behind or want to start tak­ing your back­coun­try trav­els to a new lev­el; join Moun­tain Mad­ness this win­ter for Guid­ed Back­coun­try Ski­ing or an AIARE Avalanche Edu­ca­tion Course. Read below for more on Dallas’s ski tour near Mt Baker. 

Dal­las’ avalanche dog Belle com­ing up for some air. She loves noth­ing more than going skiing!

After a superb day with some friends at the Mt Bak­er ski area, my girl­friend and I decid­ed to spend the morn­ing tour­ing the Bak­er BC. We want­ed a lit­tle exer­cise and I want­ed to check out some tour plans I’d put togeth­er for upcom­ing cours­es this win­ter. While down­ing a quick break­fast and some cof­fee I checked some local snow and weath­er data sites and was pleased to see near­ly 20” of fresh snow had fall­en in the past 24hrs. With a sol­id base already in place, we eager­ly head­ed to the trail­head for what we knew would be an excel­lent pow­der day. The weath­er data was spot-on; a nice fluffy 20” await­ed us as I broke trail up for the first of sev­er­al runs. My avalanche dog Belle yelped with excite­ment as we ripped skins. We found count­less untracked lines and knee deep snow every­where we turned. After sev­er­al laps and now weary legs we paused on the ridge and sipped some hot cof­fee before mak­ing one last run back to my truck. Win­ter is def­i­nite­ly here! ”

~ MM Guide Dal­las Glass

Dal­las spend­ing anoth­er day off at the office” and find­ing him­self knee deep in Mt. Bak­er backcountry.