Man you are talking the Cascades. Steeper, deeper, mountains than anything you'd ride in Colorado without a doubt. Baker is steeped in snowboarding lore and is one of legendary spots in this sport. Killer riding out there without a doubt. It's just a crappy season. Everyone gets them from time to time. This year the PNW's number came up. I was supposed to be out there this year and got nuked by the weather. I am going to rebook for next season without a doubt. Sometimes it just works out that way. Overall though you are moving to a great place for riding. I also like the fact you don't have the mega resorts there that are found in Tahoe, Colorado and such. Very mom and pop.