Mt. Baker does get lots of powder, but because it's so small, it's all tracked out, inbounds, within hours of opening. So, to get the goods you need to get to the side-country and for that you'll need to have a beacon, shovel, probe and partner. The lifts are painfully slow and some of them don't actually go all the way to the top of the run, so you have to hike once you get off the lift, even for marked groomed runs, which is kind of odd. Although the mountain rightfully claims to be a snowboarders paradise, it is often overrun with stoned and drunk teenagers/twenty somethings with way too much testosterone and way too little common sense or skill (and language that would make a sailor blush, so best not to take a young child here). Terrain for beginners and intermediates is very limited, poorly groomed, and crowded on weekends.