That's a good suggestion. I've only been up there once and had the mis-fortune of hitting a really icy day plus up until last year had seasons passes at Stevens. We had planned to hit Baker last year but it never worked out. The extra 1-1/2 hours of driving from my home versus Stevens makes it not as palatable, we usually hit Mission since it has nice long groomers and the drive is about the same and less crowded.
Unless something falls into my lap at the snowboard show I think it would be smart to do as you suggest.
What brands do they stock? Would be cool to compare the Mervin stuff versus Rome, Never Summer etc.