I need to be in San Francisco for business Monday, December 15 to Friday, December 19. I have some flexibility on arrival and departure times, but thinking about flying into SFO on Sunday night and then taking the following weekend as play time in Lake Tahoe. I have done this once before and got skunked with snow that was worse than I had in New England. Regardless I am at it again!
What is the best way to arrange this tip? Last time I just rented a tiny car and drove out on Friday night and back on Sunday morning. Renting a small car always rolls the dice on chain controls out in California. Any other suggestions on transportation? I saw the ski bus, but that seems like a hauling back and forth if I want more than one day on the slopes.
Does anyone have experience with bus service between Lake Tahoe and San Francisco? I'm also taking suggestions on where to stay. Priorities are cheap and maybe close to the slopes or a shuttle depending on whether I end up renting a car.