Table Mountain

Mount Baker Area, Washington

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  • The Sunrise lot provides overnight parking and easy scouting for the day's objective.- Table Mountain
  • The Mount Baker Ski Area cat track provides an easy uphill track to Table Mountain.- Table Mountain
  • Ascending Table Mountain.- Table Mountain
  • No shortage of ski lines off of Table Mountain (left).- Table Mountain
  • North/northeast-facing slopes tend to hold good snow even into the spring.- Table Mountain
  • Many smaller bowls can be found around Table Mountain, providing fresh tracks all day.- Table Mountain
  • Mount Herman (left) holds bigger and more technical lines.- Table Mountain
  • Plenty of options in the Table Mountain backcountry.- Table Mountain
  • Uphill on the east side of Table Mountain.- Table Mountain
  • Mount Shuksan provides dramatic views on a clear day.- Table Mountain
  • Mount Shuksan provides dramatic views on a clear day.- Table Mountain
  • Looking back on the north face of Table Mountain from the Chain Lakes Trail.- Table Mountain
  • The Chain Lakes Trail takes you to the back bowls on Table Mountain.- Table Mountain
  • Looking southeast from the Chain Lakes Trail.- Table Mountain
  • Back bowls in the Chain Lakes area.- Table Mountain
  • Put in the extra work to get into the Chain Lakes area and you'll likely have it to yourself.- Table Mountain
  • Some cornices can develop along the ridge.- Table Mountain
  • Mount Herman (right).- Table Mountain
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Big terrain. Variety of aspects. Great views.
Cons: 
Crowds.
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Region:
Mount Baker Area, WA
Max slope angle: 
15-30 degrees
Parking Pass: 
Sno-Park Parking Permit (required in OR + WA 11.01 thru 04.30)
Total Distance: 
4.00 mi (6.44 km)
Trailhead Elevation: 
4,200.00 ft (1,280.16 m)
Vertical descent: 
1,500.00 ft (457.20 m)
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The proximity to Mount Baker Ski Area and world-record breaking snowfall make Table Mountain one of the best and most popular backcountry ski spots in North America. Even on busy weekends, a little extra effort to get over the next ridge will ensure fresh tracks and solitude. 

Table Mountain has skiing on all aspects, but you'll find most people skiing the north and northeast facing slopes due to ease of access and prevailing winds. For the more the adventurous skiers, explore the Chain Lakes and Mazama Dome bowls. This area offers more aspects to ski and gets you away from the crowds. 

Backcountry Safety

Winter backcountry adventures can be dangerous outdoor activities that pose significant risks as conditions affecting safety (i.e. weather, snowpack stability, avalanche hazard) are constantly changing. Prior to engaging in these activities each individual should get the proper training to make safe decisions and be equipped to use avalanche safety resources and tools. Please visit our Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Safety post to learn more.

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