Ok, I'm landing at LA International next Sunday, hiring a Toyota Corrolla, carrying these weird American 'chains made of fencing wire', sticking skiis on those light window-hanger ski racks, and driving off first to Boulder /Stagecoach Lift area of Heavenly.
One route is'395'. It looks like it goes thru picturesque country but I guess the road will reach heights ovr 6000 ft above sea level. = ice? road blocked by snow?
the other is route, 5 to Stockton.
I'm happy to break the drive into an overnight trip staying somewhere touristy.
Which way would you recommend to a tourist?