"Everybody, just chill" is the most succinct and accurate description of Sierra-at-Tahoe. It's pretty impressive their marketing department has got it down to three words, but we're supposed to have more here. So this is a medium sized mountain with good uplift and whilst dubbed "a good intermediate mountain" by those needing a blanket qualification, there are great things for experts whop bother to look to do here. The atmosphere is, well, chilled, on and off the lifts. Enjoy.
One of the closest ski areas to the major West Coast conurbations with no mountain passes to negotiate to reach it (San Francisco 3.5 hours, Sacramento 83 miles). A free bus service operates from the lakeside.