This is a photo of an advanced run (The Canyon) at Mt. Baker ski area that looks to be accessible by most reasonably capable snowriders, yet exudes tons of character: http://community.webshots.com/photo/117200437/117206780kOdVTB
The Pacific Northwest is a region I have never skied, but Mt. Baker, WA sounds like my kind of place. Located about 3 hours northeast of Seattle, the modest lift served vertical of 1500' and top elevation of 5250' don't convey the scope of its bounty: 1000+ skiable acres, 600" of snow each winter, and spectacular backcountry scenery.
Here's a gorgeous shot taken from the same album of ski slopes beneath nearby Mt. Shuksan: http://community.webshots.com/photo/117200437/117206599oOAMNa
Mt. Baker is a fav among snowboarders, read more about it at: http://www.goski.com/resorts/rusawa/mtbaker.htm