Mt. Baker is a beautiful ski area east of Bellingham WA. , about 3 hours from Seattle. The resort has very nice facilities. The rental shop was efficient and staffed by friendly and knowledgeable people. The restaurants / chalets are very nice and serve a good selection of food, although as expected, overpriced. The lift lines are not too long. If you prefer skiing on mostly groomed surfaces, this place is not for you. I think it is a snowboarders paradise, but for me, a better than average skier, I found it to be an extreme amount of work. They had over a foot of snow the night before and snow the whole day I skied so it was very deep and difficult to ski in. I had a great day but would choose a resort with groomed runs next time.
Tip: be sure you have a vehicle with 4 wheel drive. The road to the resort can be treacherous if the weather is not good.