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no you dont! one of many great things about skiing the BC out of the ski area there...although that also usually means there are lots of other skiers there too! damn! makes it more like skiing the "frontcountry" than the "backcountry" at times...

 

speaking of the Baker Ski Area BC/FC, we will skiing there Sun and Mon if anyone is interested in joining us.

 

have fun in the pow!

 

cheers, Brian :-)

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Ohhh boy is it coming down! It has been a blizzard all day. Duncan just called down with the afternoon update and said it is so deep that if you step off the track where the snowcats have been you sink in chest deep!

 

So with 60 inches at the base and over 75 inches up on top, according to snocountry.com's data base, we now have the highest snowbase of any ski area in the world!

 

We are also advising you that due to this tremendous snowfall, in simple terms: stay out of the backcountry. It is extremely unstable and extremely dangerous.

 

We will be doing extensive snow control work inside the ski area the next few days to prepare for opening day, so please be advised of that as well.

 

Stay tuned, because it is looking like this coming Tuesday, will be the deepest powder day opening we have had in more than 25 years!

 

 

We will be posting photos from today sometime this evening once the photographer makes it in from out on the mountain!

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We are also advising you that due to this tremendous snowfall, in simple terms: stay out of the backcountry. It is extremely unstable and extremely dangerous.

Was thinking of heading down there tomorrow, but am not familiar with the terrain and need some local advice.

 

Are there safe slopes that could be skied even with this much new snow? There's lots of other places to go for a tour if snow stability around Baker is gonna be sketchy.

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There are some nice lower angled areas in the trees near the artist point parking area....but the problem is that with this much snow, you need steep terrain or you'll likely just bog down. I'm going out for some trailbreaking exercise around Seymour this weekend - save the steeps for next weekend

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A dude was caught in an avy at Baker today -- see the NWAC special bulletin. I heard through word of mouth that he was four feet under. His partners enacted a prompt beacon search and dug him out in time.

 

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Wear your beacons, and practice the recovery, but don't count on 'em.

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