Mt. Baker Ski Area is the current world record holder for the most snowfall in a year. The record was set here in the 1998-99 season and a total of 1,140 inches of snow was measured from July 1st 1998 to June 30th 1999. Yeah, that is a lot of snow! While that was one heck of a winter for them, they still average over 600 inches which isn't exactly something to scoff at either. World-class snow coupled with an excellent location make this day-area resort a favorite among locals. And visitors too, Mt. Baker is only an hour south of Vancouver and two-and-a-half hours north of Seattle. When you put it all together, and add in the fact that Mt. Baker continues to make upgrades to the area, it's no wonder this place continues to flourish in an era when many smaller ski areas and no-destination resorts are disappearing or just scrapping by.