Snowshoeing, Skiing & Snowmobiling
There are many choices when it comes to Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing and Snowmobiling in Skagit County. Baker Lake is a great place to start your winter wonderland exploration! For Snowmobiling, check out the NW Washington Groomed Trail Maps.
In late Fall, the North Cascades begin their transformation into a Winter Wonderland! Mountain peaks, alpine meadows and forests become dusted in white by the first snow storms of the approaching Winter. This is the time to get the snowshoes out from hibernation. Come Winter, the North Cascades are ready and covered with loads of snow providing expansive areas to be explored.
Driving up the North Cascades Loop or the Mount Baker Scenic Byway, the Winter scenery of the PNW will soon mesmerize you. Views along the Skagit and Nooksack Rivers dressed in white are beautiful and peaceful.
Stunned by the beautiful scenery at the trailhead? It just gets better. Get those snowshoes on and go explore! Before you know it, the Winter Wonderland of the North Cascades will have enveloped you with its beauty, its serenity, its solitude, its wildness. Stop. Listen. Look around you. Admire it all!
Mountain weather is notorious for changing quickly, going from a bright sunny day to a windy white out. Always bring warm (synthetic/merino wool/down) layers, gloves, hat, full rain gear (jacket and pants), and plenty of hardy snacks and water in your backpack. Sunglasses are a good idea.
Skagit Guided Adventures offers day tours for Snowshoeing in the North Cascades. They provide snowshoes and offer Snowshoeing 101 lessons for beginners.
For downhill skiing, Skagitonians take the day trip to Mt Baker Ski Area in our neighboring Whatcom County.