Should be a good Spring, given the pretty good (not great) snowpack. Alpine is the best for Spring skiing, with lots of varied exposures and good in bounds hike to terrain. Sugar Bowl is a close second. Squaw sucks (IMHO). The North Shore is a much better bet than the Southern end, with the exception of Kirkweed. But, if you stay on the North side, its a schlep to the Weed, at least 2 hrs from Truckee.
Tahoe City and Truckee are good spots to stay. Both about the same distance to Alpine and Squaw, with Truckee a little further. Truckee is much closer to Sugar Bowl. Lots of lodging options. If you 're thinking about a cabin or condo as opposed to a hotel and want to stay near Truckee, check with Donner Lake Realty. Good restaurants and bars in both spots. Tahoe City is about 20 min from gambling in the old casinos like Cal Neva.
Its not unusual to get a good sized March dump(s)...warm storms that can lay down a couple of feet of Sierra Cement.
If you're at Alpine, check the boards at the lifts...you'll likely see a note from IRUB.
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