“It only took a minute of standing outside the car to get caked in a thin layer of white, prompting us to gear up quick. The Heather Meadows lot at Mt. Baker Ski Area, WA was filling up fast and the line at Chair 1 looked to be 100 people deep. With over 24 inches of fresh snow falling in the two days prior to opening, and a few feet preceding that, the crowd came as no surprise. It was the first day of the season—on November 16, even—and with 50-plus inches at the bottom, it was deep enough to open every lift at the resort. Usually gobbles over Gabls don’t come until after turkey day, but the time to give thanks came early this year…”
In celebration Mt Baker Ski Area’s opening day, we put together a microsite featuring a magazine-style photo essay and short video. Click here to view the full feature, including shots with Matt Wainhouse, Austin Hironaka, Frankie Devlin, Jeff Keenan and many more.