Yes the cabins at Tahoe Sands are available: I called Tahoe Sands. $85 + tax per night for the public. But it'd help if we knew the Gathering was doing say the Northshore resorts for 4 days and then Kirkwood and Heavenly last (or vice versa). After all, who wants to be staying on the 'wrong side' of the lake when gatherings are at resorts on the other end of the lake.
It'd help if we knew were doing (for example) Reno's Atlantis on 26 Feb so we can book there, Truckee on the 27th, northshore resorts on 28th, 29th and 30th, and then the Southshore resorts.
Yes it is $85 + tax for the 1 bedroom units with kitchenettes at Tahoe Sands. I phoned them a week ago.
GM, As you know I was given an option by Sales at Alpine Meadows and another a while back on 7 one bedroom apartments for the Gathering week at 25% off the rack rate in a resort very very close to Squaw's cable car.
There's a heated pool and several jaccuzzis, free shuttles at the door to the Squaw Cable car, and to Alpine Meadows and, iirc, Northstar.
IF they're still available, and if you're interested in a week at $1273 a week (and time waits for no one), we open a new thread. 7 forumites say they'll pay the reduced resort rate of $x per week. Then give them, via p.ms, the reservation desk phone number. The ring and they book and they pay the reservations desk direct. First come first served. Buy in bulk and save. Heere's the email I received quite a while back.
"Starting Monday Feb 27,2012 we can give you 7 rooms at 25% off normal rates
This is the earliest dates and location were set and made public, most years it is in September. As far as the actual dates for each resort, that will be determined as late as possible due to conditions. These resort days can also be subject to last minute changes due to wind conditions and wind hold. I am sure no one wants to have Squaw or A-Meadows set in stone only to realize that the 80% of the mountain is on wind hold or A-Meadows access road is closed to avi control, and both of these situations can and are likely to happen.