It's almost ski season and like most avid skiers and snowboarders I am counting the days until the mountains open! I'm on snow-forecast.com every couple of hours waiting to see when the next storm is coming in. I live in Seattle currently and I have found that about 99 percent of the time the first question asked when you find another member of the Seattle ski community is "where do you ride?" It seems to surprise a lot of Seattle skiers when I respond that I'm a Mt Baker girl. I understand that Baker may be a little farther away but it is definitely worth the drive to float on some Baker pow, visit my brother at Glacier Ski Shop, stop at the Wake N' Bakery for coffee and a cookie, and ski with my Baker community! While I have already purchased my pass for the 2014-2015 season, I have also decided to make more of an effort to branch out this season and visit some of the other mountains in the area. To decide where to go first, I wanted to compare the mountain stats. From what I discovered, looks like Crystal is next on my list with the second highest average yearly snowfall (486 ft) and skiable acres (2600). Unfortunately, the ticket price is also the second highest at $68. I know what's on my Christmas list!