My wife and I had a reservation in September, but unfortunately had to cancel due to the nearby forest fires. The manager actually informed us of the fire and was very gracious offering a refund. We instead chose to reschedule to October. We missed out by visiting in the shoulder season where the gondola was down and a lot of the village shops were closed. But, still he location is perfect, and we found a ton of very good hikes and eats in nearby Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. We'll be back.