The freedom of cross-country skiing


There are those who don’t mind standing in lift lines, like to ride up the mountain in a chair or gondola, enjoy the exhilaration of zooming down groomed slopes. And then there are the adventure thrill seekers who don’t mind climbing, making fresh tracks, with the luxury of  bringing their doggies for an all day outing.

Pictured are some of our friends enjoying the fresh snow and blue skies of Carson Pass (about 20 minutes away from the crowds at Kirkwood Ski Resort).  You choose.  All this is within striking distance of Black Bear Lodge (Tahoe) or Diamond Valley House (Woodfords/Markleeville). Reserve your stay  for Presidents’ Day Weekend. Come ski with us.

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Christmas rentals in the High Sierra

Should there be no vacancy at Black Bear Lodge this holiday season, another mountain hideaway might be available. This one is closer to Kirkwood, however, Heavenly Valley North is just a half hour away should you have a pass that allows you to ski or snowboard both (lucky you!). Here’s the scoop on the super-private Diamond Valley House that has a pond for iceskating (weather permitting) and miles of cross country skiing right out the door. Bonus: Grover Hot Springs mineral pool is just ten minutes away, ready for soaking your tired bones after a long day of having fun in the snow or hiking or biking.

The deluxe mountain hideaway close to Kirkwood and Heavenly Valley

The deluxe mountain hideaway close to Kirkwood and Heavenly Valley


FOR RESERVATIONS CALL SORENSEN’S RESORT 1-800-423-9949 or 1-530-694-2203 and tell ’em you want to book the Diamond Valley House. Cheers!