A good friend of ours from nearby Carson Valley started out several months ago on an amazing trip. Starting from Moscow she explored Russian art and culture, followed her heart with a free Metro card to France, and then went on to a hiking tour of the spectacular Camino de Santiago…
Cost: Free ($10pp suggested donation matched by Sorensen’s to the Oregon California Trails Association
Crispy night skies, bright stars, galaxies and constellations. Here at 7,000 ft., the dark Sierra night offers the casual to expert stargazer a host of opportunities to appreciate, identify and wonder about what’s out there. Join astronomers Adrienne Cool and Ron Marzke for this evening of learning and stargazing…
Cost: $10 person donation suggested (includes cookies and hot cocoa) Donations matched by Sorensen’s to benefit Alpine County school science programs.
Paint on location at beautiful Sorensen’s Resort and the surrounding Hope Valley environs. Your paintings will come to life while experiencing the beautiful landscapes of aspen and pine forests, the massive granite peaks of the Eastern Sierra…
Cost: $300/guests; $375/non-guests
Join legendary artist John Muir Laws, teacher at the California Academy of Sciences, for a morning sketching expedition in beautiful Hope Valley, just south of Lake Tahoe, CA. Dress warmly as you learn how to quickly capture what’s in your view and your discoveries along the trail in a winter field journal. Learn techniques for fast sketches, drawings, and paintings…
Cost: $60 guests/$95 non-lodging guests
This one-day workshop with distinguished artist Troy Corliss will focus on seeing and capturing the beautiful landscape surrounding Sorensen’s Resort. Learn to plan and set up a shoot, look at forming compositions with light and shadow, and discuss how the camera sees light through time and aperture…
Cost: $60 guests/$95 non-guests (lunch available for purchase from Sorensen’s Café)
In readying the resort for the winter holidays, remember that Sorensen’s offers large doses of the holiday spirit. With a sense of enchantment, you’ll enjoy this creative endeavor with instructor Babette Mullen, Sorensen’s summer gardener par excellence…
Cost: $60 guests/$95 non-guests
A traditional menu, with all the trimmings at the Sorensen’s Cafe. We start with appetizers, a choice of soup or salad, and main course of roasted turkey, dressing w/Corralitos Market sausage bits, garlic mashed potatoes, vegetable, dinner rolls, dessert… Plus a complimentary glass of wine, coffee or tea!
Date: November 22 with two servings at 4:30 or 7:00 p.m.
Please call us at 800-423-9949 for reservations!
We’re reinstating our popular Fall Color Hike this season with local resident and guide, Jim Woods. What makes the quaking aspen leaves change color anyway? Is it the light, how much rain or snow fell or shorter days? Time to find out…
Cost: $65 lodging guests/$95 non-guests (includes picnic lunch)
Joining up with Lake Tahoe Paint and Sip, two exciting workshops are scheduled at Sorensen’s this summer. All ages and abilities are welcome from kids to adults. An artist will walk you step-by-step through a painting and you will take home a masterpiece and a memorable souvenir...
Cost: $50 per person; includes a glass of wine, appetizers, and instruction.
JOIN THE EXCITEMENT of painting on location with Lady Jill Mueller at 7,000 feet in the High Sierra. Your paintings come to life as you come alive to the embracing fall air, aspen groves in an array of different colors, with camaraderie in the afternoon around the cafe fire. Class is limited to 10 and fills fast. RESERVE YOUR CABIN AND SPOT IN THE CLASS TODAY!
Dates: September 17-20 2018
Daily Class 8:30 AM to 1 PM – Monday through Thursday
Cost: $375 per person or $300 for those lodging with us at Sorensen's.
Date: September 8; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Snacks provided.
Contact: Alpine Watershed Group at 530-694-2327 or www.AlpineWatershedGroup.org.
The best of Alpine County shows up as the trees show off their fall finery during the annual Alpine Aspen Festival. Celebrate these tree that paint the Sierra with fall color at this two-day event in the heart of Hope Valley, always a top spot to catch the fall foliage show. Enjoy music and special events and activities, including Dutch-oven cooking, fly-fishing lessons, horseback riding, disc golf and history and nature walks. Try a yoga class, or, after dark, join a star party. Learn about conservation, local history, and more at a free tent Talk. Enjoy good food and family fun as we celebrate our love of the land. You can even adopt an Aspen Tree! For more information and to volunteer go to http://www.alpineaspenfestival.org or call (775) 721-0487
Dates: October 7 & 8
Cost: Admission is free (fees for some activities & food)
Long were the days of our early emigrants. And, the hardest part of the 1849 Gold Rush was over nearby Carson Pass, most notably the treacherous Devil’s Ladder. Join us on a walking, hiking, and driving tour that follows the very same paths where emigrants followed in oxen-pulled wagons. Enjoy the tales of this remarkable journey, excerpted from authentic diaries. Celebrate the triumphs and note the endeavors and hardships of those who made their way across America. Feel their fears, and know their hopes and dreams for a better future. Historian Dianne Jennings will lead the way. (Non-hiking alternatives offered). Enjoy an evening slide-show the night before the hike. For trek and/or lodging reservations, call Sorensen’s at (800) 423-9949 or (530) 694-2203.
Dates: June 19-20; August 2-3; September 6-7
Cost: $65 Sorensen’s guests ($95 non-guests); $30 children ages 6-13.
Prices include snacks, beverages and trailside lunch.