Yeah pretty much what pat said, skiing at UW can be dope if you make the time and find the right people to go with. Stevens is about 2 hours away, Snoqulamie/Alpental is 1 hour, Whistler and Mount Hood are about 5 hours. Not a bad place to be. Trying to get a little more organized in terms of making a ski club, we have a facebook group called "Husky Freestyle ski team" but it kinda sucks. I can add you to it anyway.
Definitely rush around and see if you like it, the worst that can happen is you get really fucked up and get tons of free shit. I can give your name to our rush chairs and you can come take a house tour/ come to a party. The greek system isn't for everyone but it can be a ton of fun and really rewarding if you find the right house.
But yeah, tons of shredders have come to UW recently. Check out the new snoqulamie edit on my profile, all UW shredders