The Eastern portion of Whatcom County is dotted with a few small towns along the westerly edges of the foothills leading to the Cascade Mountains and Mt. Baker. Everson, Nooksack and Sumas are the major population centers with Acme, Maple Falls, VanZandt, Kendall & Glacier primarily marked by a local grocery and gas facility. The economy is based on farming, forest products and recreation, and the recreation is incredible.
Hiking and camping opportunities are endless, with much of the eastern county designated as national forest. Wildlife is prolific –; a high point of our drive to the Mt. Baker ski area is watching elk feed just off the highway. Vistas are gorgeous, with a different view of the Nooksack River, Mt. Shuksan, Mt Baker or the Sisters around every bend of the road.
And that brings us to Mt. Baker, rated by some people as the best ski and snow boarding mountain in North America. We have skied it for over 30 years, and while there are more people than there used to be, on a sunny afternoon of spring skiing the only thing limiting the number of runs you can make is your fitness level. And if you are a boarder, Mt. Baker was an incubator of the sport and boasts the only natural half-pipe there is.