We had to run an errand up in Truckee so we decided to make a weekend of it. Since my kids never skied before, we decided take in tubing. Soda Springs was really nice and well organized. Believe it or not, since there was a storm approaching the place was not crowded at all. And the storm was minimal at best. We had a great time I had wonderful food at the lodge. If you want to save some money, go on their website and buy the lift tickets there.