I am staying in San Francisco for a month and would like to go skiing during weekends ( dep fri noon - rtn sun noon). I have never been to Tahoe before and do not know which area I should go. I am a high intermediate skier and my little cousin is a beginner snowboarder.
People told me it is about 3 hrs drive from San Francisco to Tahoe depending on the road condition. As I am completely new to this place, I wonder if it is safe for me to drive up there or I should take a bus. But apparently, all buses leaves 3am to 5 am from San Francisco :(
Furthermore, the hotels and ski passes in Heavenly are quite expensive and I wonder if there are other slightly more economical choices......
Thank you all in advance.