Outfitting and Guiding Permits Available for Mt. Baker

Release Date: Jan 3, 2017



US Forest Service

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Outfitting and Guiding Permits Available for Mt. Baker!


Everett, Wash. Jan. 3, 2017 – The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is soliciting applications for long-term priority use permits for outfitting and guiding services on Mt. Baker within the Mt. Baker National Recreation Area and portions of the Mt. Baker Wilderness Area. Priority use permits authorize outfitters and guides to operate for up to 10 years, based on the permit holder’s performance and resource conditions. The Forest is soliciting outfitter and guide services for the following activities: mountaineering and climbing, skill and rescue training, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, stock trips, environmental education, hunting, and snowmobiling.


Providing recreation services and opportunities is a key part of the Forest Service mission. Outfitters and guides provide opportunities for recreation, education, and training to visitors of all levels of skill and abilities. The Forest Service uses a permit system to track and manage outfitter-guide use. Permits specify the terms of operation and the number and volume of activities authorized on the Forest.


The priority deadline for applications is January 31, 2017, however applications will be accepted until February 17, 2017. Interested parties should visit the website for priority use permit application materials and additional information about fees and operating requirements.


For more information on the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, please visit our website.