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Mt. Baker: It's On

With a bluebird sky and 76 inches of Northwest fresh, on Thursday it was game on in Washington.

Updated: November 16, 2009, 3:53 PM ET
By Blair Habenicht

You can stop drinking (as much) now.

With a bluebird sky, 72 inches of Northwest love at the summit, and a 67-inch base at the lower lodge, Mt. Baker opened Thursday to a ravenous crowd. Even with both base areas filled and more people than I can ever remember on an opening day in my last 9 years at Mt. Baker, many turns off the main throughways remained untouched until after the lunch hour, and numerous claims of, "Best opening day ever!" were heard at the lodge when the lifts closed for ...

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