My family of 4 are planning a trip to Lake Tahoe as my husband and two sons (15 and 20) would like to learn skiing. We're not familiar with the area and would like advice on the following:
1. We arrive San Francisco on 15th Dec and would be renting a car as we intend to drive south to LA besides going to Tahoe. We've allocated 3 days for Lake Tahoe. I've seen some posts regarding road conditions and am worried because we are not familiar with snow storms and such. Is it safe to drive? Is there an alternative transport option if we just need transport up to either North or South Tahoe and transport back to San Francisco 3 days later? We intend to get accommodation near whichever ski resort we are going to.
2.For beginners, which ski resort is more suitable? I read that the North Tahoe resorts are prettier?
3.Would my family members have enough time to learn to ski within the three days?
4. Any recommendations for accommodation in both North and South Tahoe (we haven't decided where we will be going) Do we need to reserve accommodation in advance?