It's amazing what's going on out there in California. Apparently even the mtns way down by LA are getting bombed. But Tahoe is ridiculous! It's one thing to enjoy a fresh Eastern-style 12" snowfall, but 6-9' in three days like they had last weekend is too much, turning the roads into a hazardous gridlock and accompanied by whiteout conditions and 100 mph wind gusts that close many lifts. That kind of intensity is very foreign to most of us mid-Atlantic types and takes the pursuit of powder to a new level. Did you hear that they had an INBOUNDS avalanche at Sugarbowl that nearly got some people killed? Hate to sound wimpy, but some caution until the snow settles and the roads clear might be in order.
Now that I've scared you off, I've got a flight booked into Sacramento for $198
...except I don't fly until March.