Where can a new skier go on a day trip near San Francisco?
January 31, 2013 12:43 PM Subscribe
I just went skiing for the first time in Colorado with some friends and loved it. Now that I'm back in the Bay Area, where can I go skiing that's beginner friendly and close enough to make it a day trip?
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards to Travel & Transportation around San Francisco, CA (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I realize it's a lot of driving, but I know a few people do it. I also know about the ski buses, but I'd rather drive myself. I suppose I could be convinced to stay overnight, but I don't know if I want to do that right away. I'd rather get my feet wet, so to speak.
Since I'm new (to skiing and the area), it's hard for me to tell which places are good for beginners and which are easiest to get to. It'd also be great if it wasn't so crowded. Does anyone have any recommendations?
I might take some private lessons, but not right away and not every time I go. Are some resorts better than others with their ski schools?
(This question was pretty helpful, but the asker rules out Tahoe specifically.)