We were at Lake Tahoe the first week in January. We skied two days. One day we got only to ski the California side, the Second we waited two hours to ride a bus to the Nevada side. Views were unbelievable. So were the prices. 8.00 for two bottles of gatorade. Wow. Gondola didnt run either day because of wind. Lots of locals say that before the gondola no problems at all catching a bus to either side. Rentals and lift tickets high but still a must see if in the area.