Full Moon Trek
Dec
2
to Feb 24

Full Moon Trek

Kirkwood Cross Country & Snowshoe Center

Just around the bend and over the pass is the high-mountain Kirkwood Cross-Country Ski Center. Our neighbors are planning a busy and fun-filled winter…
Cost: $35 per person

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Winter's Light with Photography Class
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Winter's Light with Photography Class

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)

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Sunset Snowshoe Hike
Mar
3
to Mar 17

Sunset Snowshoe Hike

Kirkwood Cross Country & Snowshoe Center

Just around the bend and over the pass is the high-mountain Kirkwood Cross-Country Ski Center. Our neighbors are planning a busy and fun-filled winter…
Cost: $25 per person

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NEW! A Grown-Up Takes A Gap Year. (Or, Moscow Mules and Seville Sangria)
Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

NEW! A Grown-Up Takes A Gap Year. (Or, Moscow Mules and Seville Sangria)

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

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First Day of Fishing
Apr
27
8:00 AM08:00

First Day of Fishing

The waters of the West Fork of the Carson River, which snakes through the heart of Hope Valley, offer some of the best trout fishing in the Sierra. Sorensen's fills the needs of all levels, with fly-fishing lessons and expert guiding available for all levels…

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Galaxy Slideshow & Starwatch
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Galaxy Slideshow & Starwatch

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.

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Hope Valley Plein-Air Workshop
Jun
3
to Jun 6

Hope Valley Plein-Air Workshop

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

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Holiday Wreath Making Class
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Wreath Making Class

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

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Thanksgiving Feast
Nov
22
4:30 PM16:30

Thanksgiving Feast

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!

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Fall Color Hike
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Fall Color Hike

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)

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NEW! Lake Tahoe Paint and Sip Workshop
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

NEW! Lake Tahoe Paint and Sip Workshop

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.

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Hope Valley Fall Plein Air Workshop
Sep
17
to Sep 20

Hope Valley Fall Plein Air Workshop

 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.

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Winter Sketching Workshop
Jan
7
9:00 AM09:00

Winter Sketching Workshop

Acclaimed nature artist John “Jack” Muir Laws will join Sorensen’s once again to provide his popular Winter Sketching Workshop.  Learn techniques for fast sketches, drawings and paintings.  Keeping a field journal will heighten your senses and enrich your memory.  Bring a sketchbook, binoculars, and your favorite lightweight drawing materials.  No experience necessary. Jack is the author of easy-to-use Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada, Laws Guide to Drawing Birds, and The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling.  All available at Sorensen’s Bookshop.

DATE:  January 7, 9:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m. 

COST:   $60 guests/$95 non-guests (lunch extra from Sorensen’s Café)

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Alpine Aspen Festival
Oct
7
to Oct 8

Alpine Aspen Festival

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)

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Historic Emigrant Trail Trek
Sep
6
to Sep 7

Historic Emigrant Trail Trek

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.

 

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Historic Emigrant Trail Trek
Aug
2
to Aug 3

Historic Emigrant Trail Trek

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.

 

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Medicinal Plants Walk
Jul
16
9:30 AM09:30

Medicinal Plants Walk

Our native tribes certainly knew the medicinal value of our Sierra plants and flowers. Their very own medicine cabinet covered the fields and mountains in and around Hope Valley.  In fact, the regional Lake Tahoe ranges are chock-full of what can be good for you. Join Dr. Kimball Chatfield, a medical botanist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, for a fascinating treasure hunt, in search of wild blueberries, currants, yarrow, roses, onions, as well as mint, St. John’s Wort and other plants with surprising medicinal uses. Dr. Chatfield is author of Astragalus: Ancient Herb for Modern Times (available at Sorensen’s).  For information and reservations, call Sorensen’s at (800) 423-9949.

DATE:  July 16; 9:30 – 1:00 p.m.

COST:  $35 Sorensen’s guests ($50 non-guests); bring your own bag lunch, or purchase one at Sorensen’s (advance orders required).

Illustration by John Muir Laws

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