Skiing & Snowboarding

Mt. Baker Ski Area is home of world record snowfall, in-bounds terrain with tons of character, and first-class backcountry snowriding... all surrounded by spectacular scenery. If you don't have gear, the Glacier Ski Shop provides rentals down in Glacier beforehand to help speed up your day on the mountain.


The forest service maintains a set of fantastic trails both within the Nooksack valley as well as up around the ski area. Check out their online trail guide for more details on the hikes and current conditions. Contact the Glacier Public Service Center for more information; you'll need a Northwest Forest Pass to park at most trail heads.

Tennis, Basketball, Swimming, Horseshoes, Children's Playground, & Grass Fields

The Snowline community has great warm weather outdoor facilities for use by members and renters. The pool is heated in the summer to keep it comfortable and fun. Also keep in mind that the tennis court are occasionally in high demand and require sign-up for time slots.

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

The Nooksack Nordic Ski Club maintains several dedicated cross-country skiing trails and all of the national forest trails are available for snowshoeing in the winter. A Sno-Park Permit or a Northwest Forest Pass may be required.


Though there are only a few offical campgrounds in the area the forest service's "dispersed camping" policy allows for camping anywhere within the National Forest...just hike out a trail and find a good spot. Note that camping is only allowed at designated sites in the Wilderness Area and National Park; look for signs as you hike because several trails cross these boundaries. Contact the Glacier Public Service Center for more information.

Sledding, Tubing, & Snow Play

There are a few hills within the Snowline Community where you'll find families playing when there's snow on the ground but many people take the trip up to the ski area and play in the snow on the lakes near the Heather Meadows lodge. Keep in mind that sledding is not allowed within the ski area boundaries for safety reasons.

River Rafting & Kayaking

Several companies run rafting trips down the north fork of the Nooksack river. Contact Alpine Adventures or River Recreation for more information.


The Canyon Creek Sno-Park and Glacier Creek Sno-Park are both local havens for snowmobiling. You'll need a Sno-Park Permit in order to park at these areas.

Live Music

Chair 9 and Grahams Restaurant in Glacier hosts local musical tallent on weekend evenings in both summer and winter.

Park & Lake

Silver Lake Park is a 180-acre lake that rents rowboats, canoes, and paddle boats and is about 15 minutes from Snowline. With activities from fishing to lounging on the sandy beach Silver Lake has something for everyone.


Shuksan Golf Course and North Bellingham Golf Course are the closest to Snowline. Both offer 18 holes nestled in our beautiful Northwest scenery.