Crystal is the best kept secret in the Northwest. I've been to Baker, Stevens, Bachelor and the Pass and Crystal tops them all. Especially since I live in the southend (Kent). Drive time is less than 1 1/2 hours. Price is a little too steep ($44) but for the avid skiier or snowboarder you can get a mid week pass for $299. Lodging could be better also. As for the slopes it's the best, especially the back country.
Pros: variance in runs, back country, lift speed
Cons: price, lodging, parking