Pookaspirit, I can offer a little input on my limited experience on areas possibly near your future home.
Brundage, ID - I only skied here one day, but was fortunate to be shown around by a local. Mellow vibe with great sidecountry. The place reminded me of a smaller, quieter Kirkwood.
Bogus Basin, ID - Also, only skied here one day with a local who showed me a fun out of bounds run that involved skinning back up to the resort. An interesting mountain layout that has some corkscrew like runs to get around. Since they offer nightskiing, this presents opportunities for west facing smooth corn snow runs on warmer days in the early evening.
Tamarack, ID - Only got in half a day there. The inbounds terrain was so-so, with nice steep pitches that lead to long flat runouts that meant get ready for body compression if you were going at a decent speed. The terrain in the sidecountry (both sides) was much better. I am guessing that they originally had expansion ideas for the better terrain before they ran out of money.
Silver Mountain, ID - I was fortunate to get to ski here on a powder day. Great tree skiing.
All of these places remain on my to-do again list.
I also drove up to Mt. Spokane one evening and talked to some patrollers about their mountain, but didn't have enough time to ski there since I had to head to meetings at a conference. They were very friendly and proud of their mountain. This place is still high on my to do list.
(P.S. Maybe I got lucky, but at the Idaho resorts it seemed like having up to 3 people in front of you was their version of a long lift line on a weekend.)