Mt. Baker Resort Guide:

Check out the following resort guide for Mt. Baker Ski Area! Terrain guide, restaurant picks, and other local knowledge can be found here.

Outdoor Center:

The WWU Outdoor Center is the most convenient place for students to go for information and cheap rentals, located on Western’s campus in the VU Building. Although they have limited tech services, they will point you in the right direction for ski or board work. If you are interested in getting into touring, they have an intro touring class in early December.

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Ski/Board shops off the Mt. Baker Highway:

Glacier Ski Shop is located just off HWY 542 on the way to Mt. Baker. Named by Unofficial Networks as one of the Top 10 Best Ski Shops in North America, the shop stocks new and rents anything you need to get you deep into the powder. They have a wide variety of powder and all-mountain skis, boots, bindings, snowboard, and backcountry touring equipment.

Their full tech shop will keep you going all year long!

Services ranging from boot fitting, full ski tuning, epoxy repair, waxing, edging and binding adjustment.

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Ski shops in Bellingham:

Backcountry Essentials provides the means to access the beautiful PNW and all it has to offer. From crampons to summit Mt. Shuksan to a hammock to sleep by Baker lake, we have the resources to help you gear up and go play!

Our staff is dedicated to helping you enjoy your time off to the fullest extent. With first hand experience,  we can provide tips and tricks to show you how to use gear so you can approach every adventure with confidence.

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Board shops in Bellingham:

Board Works Tech Shop is Bellingham’s premier backcountry snowboard and custom splitboard shop. They offer tune and repair work and also have a full selection of longboard and skateboard decks and gear for when the snow melts away in the summertime.


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Summer Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Winter Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Contact: 360-526-2181

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