I love Mt. Baker..I have been going for four years. The road up is a little difficult but I have never felt in danger. As for the snow, usually has more than southern washington resorts. The runs are wide open, and never feel crowded even during the holidays. The chairs have no lines but hit the back of your legs kind of hard. We nicknamed them the lifts of pain. As for the people commenting about drinking and smoking, I have never seen that or heard of itat Mt. Baker. Bottom line I love Mt. baker!!!