While Soda's 200 acres qualifies it as only a nugget-size resort by today's Tahoe standards, its pitchy terrain and an emphasis on families have transformed the resort's small-area reputation to that of a skier's mountain that also has great value. Cheek by jowl to adjacent Sugar Bowl's Mount Lincoln, Soda's ridgeline commands views of Lake Van Norden and the spine of the Northern Sierra. Its simplicity, convenience, and affordable costs hearken back to a former epoch birthed by exuberant outdoorsmen. Two double chairs and two surface lifts access wide-open slopes. A one-price ticket gives the guest access to snow tubing, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and snowshoe trails.