If you're willing to try out something different (under the radar), you might want to check out Schweitzer at the tip of Idaho. 2900 acres, a wide variety of terrain difficulty, massive amounts of tree riding and in-bounds off piste, and almost non-existent lines. The thing I love most about this mountain is that while it has a ton of groomers, it's been treed enough in most areas so that you can ride your own line from top to bottom without ever getting funneled into a groomer. If you get here after a storm, you're pretty much guaranteed fresh lines all day long.
Flying into Spokompton and then driving is the best bet from east coast, Spokane air-fair is usually fairly decent and hotels/cost of living is pretty cheap in this area, they can't afford to buttrape you like other bigname resorts.
Oh, and if you want light powder your kinda stuck with Utah/Colorado. PNW gets primarily wet snow, with it getting lighter the further you go east. We have been known to have some really sick light pow days here, but most of the time it's middle of the road.
PowderHound and TreeNinja
Last edited by HoboMaster; 10-28-2011 at 08:45 PM.