The direction you're talking about is going to Kwoo, yup thats it. It slides a lot up there above Red Lake. Leaving the resort, with the big drop on the right...I've seen cars hit that rail twice. Rental 4x4s will do fine as long as driving is in-control. Ahh, Kwoo....can't wait to go back!
I'm always designated driver when we go to Tahoe. Not because of alcohol, just because everyone else is too afraid. I consider the driving there to be almost as fun as the snowboarding.