Bellingham, WA (October 6, 2009) — Mt. Baker ski area is famous for its lift- accessed slackcountry, but it’s also infamous for its large avalanches. To help educate the increasing number of riders ducking the ropes for fresh, three Western students have created an avalanche awareness study that focuses specifically on the backcountry around the resort. It’s based on knowledge from local avy experts, covers the Shuksan Arm and Table Mountain, and is all presented clearly and colorfully on the website. It’s a rad project that everyone should see. Check it out here and get further informed on safe routes, trigger points and more before your next trip into the Baker backcountry. Coupled with the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center and the Mt Baker Ski Patrol, this tool will further help you make informed decisions in the Baker backcountry.