You know, im skiing tahoe this week, in from the east coast and I'm really surprised at the negative comments. Conditions aren't ideal, but I spent 11-2 under lift mine in Granite Chief and found excellent snow.
sure coverage is weak. bit there is snow. I skied Squaw on Sunday. it was pretty crowded. conditions were not great. however...if you know how to follow the sun and know how to read snow conditions you can have fun. we had fun despite not much snow. Alpine has better coverage