Mount Baker is by far the best skiing and snowboarding mountain located in Washington State. Mount Baker holds the record ('98-'99) for the most snowfall in one season and also boasts the longest season of operation in WA State. Because the Mount Baker Resort is located within the National Forest, it is not possible to purchase homes or cabins on the mountain. The nearest place to find a home for sale near Mt Baker is in Glacier. The two major gated communities located in Glacier are The Mount Baker Rim and Snowline.