Ive been looking through that tread trying to find some stuff, it would be great to grab a used board and bindings but im 6"1', 195 pounds so I need to find a bigger all mountain board from what ive been reading.
Post your weight, height, and foot length (not boot size, actual measured foot length) along with what your interested in doing and I'm sure you will get some suggestions. If you don't have boots yet (or even if you do) make sure you check out WiredSports boot fitting thread first to get the right size.
Anyways, I ride at Snoqualmie too. Usually out Sundays and Mondays and hopefully some weeknights if I can get off work early enough. Send me a PM if you want to meet up sometime. I'm a beginner/intermediate but wouldn't mind hanging out on the easy slopes for a bit. I wouldn't think about going to Snoqualmie until they have Central open. West is good if you only need to ride the magic carpets, but the bunny slope (Little Thunder) is cut across the fall line and makes it difficult to turn. Central has the better learning area and East is great once you are ready to get off the bunny slopes in my opinion.