Hi, my GF and I would like to learn to ski. I live in the San Francisco East Bay so I'm assuming Tahoe is the place to go. I don't want to make this too complicated, but just wanted good guidance on a reasonably close resort we could spend a day or two and take some beginner lessons and dip our toes into the snow world. We are thinking to head out on Superbowl Sunday because the roads will be low traffic I think if we time it right, and then come back on Tuesday afternoon, so we have one and a half ski days. Thinking that Monday and Tuesday will be slower so we can have more time on the slopes. Does that make sense?
Should I just show up and get a package with skis and lessons, or should I hunt something down online? What are peoples' experiences? What are good price points to expect?
We're in reasonably good physical shape but I'm sure we'll be hilariously awful at this, which will be part of the fun.
Apologies if this is a FAQ -- I didn't see it listed in the FAQ I looked at.