From what I've been reading Mt. Baker sounds right up my alley. Unfortunately I doubt my buddy will go for something that isolated, think he's more into going some where with good night life.
He originally wanted to go to telluride which i'm not crazy about. As far as CO i've been to vail and it has good night life and all but its snooty as all hell. Read that breck has good night life but never been and don't know what the deal is.
Been to whistler and loved it, awesome vibe in that town. Also been to south lake tahoe which definately has the night life going for it.
Out of those choices, or somewhere else i haven't considered what do you think is the best bet for good snow that time of year?