Haha, the real question is what is that cave in LCC all about? The first gated road as you come out of the canyon. Security looks serious, but I've heard they store mormon secrets in there.
Also, I skied Mt Baker around thanksgiving. Day 1 was whiteout and raining, 18 inches of the heaviest mashed potatoes I've ever ridden. Day 2 was dust on crust, decidedly firm. That being said, they were some of my favorite days this season. If you really insist on coming to the PNW, do so for the people and the atmosphere at the ski areas, not the guarantee of 5% champagne powder.
That is all.