Merry Christmas from Mt. Baker Vacation Rentals!

Newson December 25th, 2010No Comments

Hoping everyone is enjoying their stay during the holidays. 

Cheers to 2011

Santa comes to Mt. Baker . . .

Recreationon December 22nd, 2010No Comments

Max and Alex with Santa at the ski area on Saturday.  They have been very good this year!

Happy Thanksgiving from Mt. Baker Vacation Rentals!

Recreationon November 24th, 2010No Comments

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  Our office will be closed over the Thanksgiving Weekend.  We will be ready to reserve your vacation rental on Monday, November 29. 

Best regards,

Sean, Stephanie, Sean Stephen & Chance McCabe

Mt. Baker Opens this Saturday, November 20, 2010

Newson November 19th, 2010No Comments

Mt. Baker opens this Saturday! Get up early, turn on your lights and drive safe!


The Ski Area will begin daily operation Saturday out of both base areas, with 7 chairlifts running. It is early season, low snow conditions, operations will be limited to main groomed runs only and skiers and snowboarders are reminded to be mindful of early season conditions and use extra caution.

MT. BAKER PRE-SEASON REPORT – Possible Opening Saturday 11/20 . . .

Newson November 17th, 2010No Comments

The storms are rolling in fast and thick!  We received 8 inches of new snow Tuesday night, to bring our base at Heather Meadows to 18 inches.  Forecasts are calling for up to another 2 feet of new snow possible by Thursday!

Depending on how much snow we actually get, as well as the upcoming forecast, we could be looking at a possible limited OPENING DAY on Saturday or Sunday.  A decision on opening will be made Friday, and we will update this report daily.

Mt. Baker Ski Area . . . Opening Day . . .

News, Recreationon November 5th, 2010No Comments


Mt. Baker opens as soon as we receive enough snowfall to do so; the amount of snowfall needed depends on the quality of snow and how it packs down. That usually ranges from 24 – 36 inches to allow a limited opening and we typically open around mid-to-end of November.

Because we do not manufacture snow at Mt. Baker, and because the weather is so variable from year-to-year, it is impossible for us to set a definitive Opening Day in advance.  However, once we see a favorable short-term forecast and conditions look favorable, we try to give a “soft” warning a week or so in advance, and give a 1 – 3 day advance notice of a set Opening Day.  That information is posted first here on our website, and also is available on our snow report phone line at               360-671-0211         360-671-0211.

Warren Millers Wintervention . . .

Locals Only Newson October 8th, 2010No Comments

Warren Miller’s
Fri. Nov 5th
6:30 & 9:30
Mt Baker Theater

Tickets for all show are available at Sportsman Chalet (671-1044) or

Chair 9 is open for Breakfast (Sat & Sun) 7am-11am

Locals Only Newson October 8th, 2010No Comments

Sportsman Chalet – SKI & SNOWBOARD SWAP, Oct 11-15, 2010

Locals Only Newson October 8th, 2010No Comments

Absenthe Films

Sat. Oct. 9th, 8 PM
Mt Baker Theater
Meet many of the featured riders at the Chalet before the show!
Sportsman Chalet    is proud to be hosting
2 Films from Teton Gravity Research
 this fall at the Mt Baker Theater.
Jeremy Jones’
Oct. 15th 7:30

Nov 18th 8 pm

Warren Miller’s
Fri. Nov 5th
6:30 & 9:30
Mt Baker Theater

Tickets for all show are available at Sportsman Chalet

If you have been reading the forecasts, you know that a BIG WINTER is on the way. Now is time to start gearing up for the season and our Ski & Snowboard Swap is a great way to kick start the process.
Best Swap Around!
The Sportsman Chalet’s swap is better than any other swap for many reasons.
First, you can get 110% in-store credit to buy anything in our shop (sell your board for $100, get $110 for that new pair of boots!) or 75% cash.
Second, our expert staff is on hand to assist you in determining what is appropriate for your needs. 
What will be at the Swap?
 Our swap will feature reps samples, used demos, rentals, lots of used kids gear and anything else you bring to sell. Please feel free to bring your gear in for an assessment from one of our experienced staff members prior to the 16th to determine what may need replacing.
When should I bring my gear in? 
Gear drop off starts this Monday the 11th and runs through Friday the 15th. Not sure what to price your gear at? our staff will be happy to help in setting a value. The sale starts at 9am Saturday the 16th and runs through the 17th. Get here early for the best selection. If you still have questions please call the shop.  
Where will it be? 
At Sportsman Chalet’s new location next to Trader Joe’s at the corner of James St. and Alabama. 
Thank You for voting us The Best Ski and Snowboard Shop in Bellingham!! 
See the Bellingham Weekly’s current issue!!
Noel, Maureen, Shaun, Amelia, Andre, Carmine, and the rest of the crew
Sportsman Chalet
2420 James St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

Festival 542 – September 11-12, 2010

Newson September 10th, 2010No Comments

Visit for more info. Good Luck!