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Mt. Baker SnowSchool

Applied science for local students in the mountains

Mt. Baker SnowSchool is an unforgettable winter adventure that combines hands-on science education with snowshoe-powered outdoor exploration for grades 6 - 12 at the Mt. Baker Ski Area in the North Cascades. SnowSchool serves students from all backgrounds and introduces them, often for the first time, to the natural wonders of the North Cascades in winter!

Over the course of two sessions—one in the classroom and one at Mt. Baker Ski Area—SnowSchool introduces students to the winter mountain environment, engages students in hands-on science learning, encourages active and healthy lifestyles through winter recreation and fosters a sense of place and connection to community.

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Cost for the program is $10 per student. Each session can accommodate about 45 students. Sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 2017 season of snowschool is finished. We'll be back next year! thanks to our partners at mt. baker ski area and northwest avalanche center.



North Cascades Institute admits students and participants of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or marital status, age, sensory, physical or mental disability.


For more information or to reserve a SnowSchool session in 2018, contact ourCodi School Outreach Coordinator, Codi Hamblin by  or call (360) 854-2598.

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