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.
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.