bread_birdThis was a super helpful response. I can't stand lift lines, so thanks for letting me know about the situation at Alpental.
It seems like Crystal, Stevens Pass, and Baker keep coming up so I will do some more research on those.
As for Whistler/BC, can anyone fill me in on how easy it is to cross the border? Do I just need a passport?
Alright, so I live close to Tacoma now and will be riding Crystal again , because crystal is awesome and has some amazing terrain, but I lived in Bellingham and worked at Mt Baker all of last season, so I can vouch for that as well if you're looking for pow skiing and crazy terrain inbounds. LOL blew my knee out goin full send into Hairy Scary Chute there closing day.
Did one or two seasons and stevens and it was cool, they've probably got the most consistently solid park , followed close by snoqualmie.
Basically, if you're more into freeride and hucking cliffs, try Crystal or Baker (long drive from UW tho) and if parks more your thing go to Stevens or Snoqualmie. Either one is solid and both have good terrain as well, I'm just more biased towards Baker and Crystal terrain.